Arun Bhattarai’s first feature-length documentary ‘The Next Guardian’ premiered at IDFA – International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam at the First Appearance Competition in 2017. Since then it has been screened at more than 40 international festivals, had theatrical releases and has been broadcast around the world. His recent short documentary ‘Mountain Man’, premiered at IDFA 2022 in the short documentary competition. Before becoming an independent filmmaker, he worked as a TV director at the Bhutan BroadcastingService (BBS) for more than 5 years. His second feature- length documentary ‘Agent of Happiness’ is currently in post-production. Arun is a Berlinale Talent 2021.