Editorial

Be the dreamers you are!

Lobsang Wangyal - director, Free Spirit Film FestivalThose eccentrics who want to break stereotypes believe in the Free Spirit Film Festival. It’s because of their belief that we have some captivating films in our festival again this year.

We thank all the filmmakers for being different, original, and the dreamers they are.

It was not easy making choices and having to leave many out — so we are sorry for those we had to turn down.

This film festival may be the smallest in the world, but when it gets underway, McLeod Ganj receives a new lease on life. People from different parts of the world, excited, make their way to the makeshift cinema theatre.

This year’s Free Spirit Award goes to Tsering Dolkar, who has dedicated her life to serving the sick and destitute. She has earned the nickname ‘Tibetan Mother Teresa’. Ours is a small gesture of appreciation and to say ‘Thank you’.

Please join us for the screening of a remarkable and exciting lineup of films from around the world. We are ready and excited, and all thanks to our dedicated team members for putting the festival together.

Yours,

Lobsang Wangyal
Director