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Min Bahadur Bham

Min Bahadur Bham


Scriptwriter, Film Director, Production


FeatureLab projects Participant 2019


An award-winning filmmaker from Nepal, Min Bahadur Bham graduated in Filmmaking and literature. He has a master degree in Buddhist Philosophy and Political Science. His short film The Flute (2012) was the first Nepalese film presented at the Venice Film Festival. He was a participant of Berlinale Talent Campus 2013, Asian Film Academy 2013, awarded the Fellowship Fund.

His directorial debut The Black Hen (2015) is the first feature film of Nepal presented in Venice Critics Week and awarded with Best Film. This film was huge box office success in Nepal and also an official entry from Nepal to Oscar for the category of Best Foreign Language Film 2016.

He owns his production company, Shooney Films where he has produced short and feature films, which was screened at various film festivals around the world including, Busan, San Sebastian, Locarno, Tokyo, Seattle, and Montreal World.

He is a President of the Independent Film Society of Nepal, and is an Associate Professor in Oscar College of Film Studies as well as Programing Director at Ekadeshma International Short Film Festival. Currently he is developing his second feature film, A Year of Cold.

company profile

SHOONEY FILMS, NEPAL - Film Production Company based in Nepal, formed with the objective to upgrade the art house cinemas of Nepal. It has produced several short and feature films and is selected and awarded in various film festivals including Venice, Busan, Locarno, San Sebastian Tokyo, and Seattle etc. Besides its in-house developed films, the company is very much focused on international co-productions as well.

It is also focusing on art house cinema and aimed to work with Nepalese young talented directors. Company's most recent project, Kalo Pothi, invited in Venice Critics Week and won Fedeora Award and also screened at various festival. It was huge box office success in Nepal and country's official entry to Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film 2016