Dharamshala: The two-day Tibet film festival concluded here with the screening of award-winning film 'The Sun Beaten Path' by Sonthar Gyal.

The annual event was dedicated to Dhondup Wangchen, who is serving a six-year jail term in China for his documentary 'Leaving Fear Behind'. The festival was held simultaneously in
two cities, Dharamshala and Zurich from October 28–30, 2011.

One of the organisers of the Festival Nyima Dhondup said, "We hope, the world will remember Dhondup Wangchen with this annual Tibet film festival. We chose Dharamshala as the venue for the film festival because it is like our little Lhasa."

A short film competition on the theme 'mother' was the highlight of the festival that saw nine short films made by Tibetans living in the US, Switzerland, Australia and India competing for top three positions.

Geleck Palsang, a Tibetan filmmaker from India, known for his acclaimed documentary 'Prayers Answered', won the Jury Award for best short film and also the Audience Choice Award while filmmakers Tenzin Delek from Dharamsala and Lobsang Thinley tied up for the second position.

The event was organised by the Filming for Tibet in collaboration with Students for Free Tibet in India.

(Agencies)