Awards - Free Spirit Film Festival 2004
The recipients of the Tibetan Film Awards 2004 are: The Cup, directed by Jamyang Khyentse Norbu Rinpoche, as the Best Tibetan Feature Film Award; The Shadow Circus: The CIA in Tibet, directed by Tenzin Sonam and Ritu Sarin, was judged the Best Tibetan Documentary Film; and Kundun, directed by Martin Scorsese, received the Best Foreign Film Award.
The three film awards were introduced in the Tibetan Film Festival which was held from 5 to 10 October 2004 in Dharamshala, India. The winners of the film awards were among 13 films screened during the Festival. The audience voted for the awards.
The idea of the festival is to promote Tibetan films and filmmakers and to encourage the up and coming Tibetan filmmakers.
There were two categories in the Film Festival. One was about films directed, produced and scripted by Tibetans. The second category was foreign films about freedom movements, social and global issues.