If you had told us when Lloyd landed in Kathmandu on February 20th 2015 to start filming ‘Mira’ that the following year the film would have been awarded prizes from well known film festivals then we would have laughed. We had no brands or sponsors and certainly no distribution strategy. In fact, we had absolutely no funding for filming ‘Mira’. All we had was an inspiring story, a film-maker with a notebook full of ideas about how to capture it & a hungry unsponsored protagonist. That’s all you need really. Isn’t it?
“Chances are like leaves on a river, you have to grab them as they may never come again”
We didn’t follow the ‘A-Z of Film-Making’ as the film was made with a different purpose & was never intended to be a commercial project. We simply wanted to generate much needed income for the girls fund & mobile cinemas in Nepal [read about film funding here ] and so it is very humbling to be recognised by the following film festivals. We want to say a massive thank you to all those who believed in us and the value of this project before we had anything to show & gave so generously to the film fund.
- Grand Prize – Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival 2017
- Parkstad Limburg Jury Award – Dutch Mountain Film Festival 2017
- Prix du Dépassement de Soi – Les Diablerets International Film Festival 2016
- Best Film in Mountain Culture – New Zealand Mountain Film Festival 2016
- Winner of Emerging Talent Award – Alaska International Film Awards 2016
- Winner of Audience Choice Award – Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival 2016.
- Finalist – BANFF Mountain Film Festival 2016
- Finalist – Kendal Mountain Film Festival 2016
- Finalist – 34th Mountain Film Festival of Torelló 2016
- Finalist – Bilbao Mendi Film Festival 2016