Chomo, an NFTS documentary graduation film, directed by documentary filmmaking graduate, Maayan Arad, has been nominated for the David L. Wolper Student Documentary Award by the highly prestigious International Documentary Association.

The IDA (International Documentary Association) Documentary Awards is the world’s most significant recognition of the best non-fiction films and programmes of the year while the David L. Wolper Award recognises exceptional achievement in non-fiction film and video production at university level and brings greater public and industry awareness to the work of students in the documentary field.

Chomo is the only film from outside the USA in the list of five nominees and is our third nomination in five years for this competition. The winners will be announced on 9th December in Los Angeles.

Chomo is about a community of Buddhist nuns from Tibet and focuses on Chomo, a woman who is now in the 7th of 21 years of study.

The Team:  Maayan Arad: Director, Cinematographer and Producer; Production Managers, Marta Henriquez, Alicja Kielbasa; Graphic Designer Damián Galán Álvarez; Editor, Jamie Kataky; Sound Recordist, Rory Rea; Sound Editor & Dubbing Mixer, Michalianna Theofanopoulou; Composer, Matthew Peters; Colourist & Online Editor, Vlad Barin; Producer, Khaled Gad.)

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