WANMA-CAIDAN (1969) was born in the Tibetan area in Qinghai, northwest China. He studied Tibetan language and culture at the Northwest National University, and attended the Beijing Film Academy. Over 40 of his short stories have been published in Tibetan and Mandarin. He won several prizes with his short film The Grassland. In 2004, he was chosen as one of Discovery's First Time Film Makers.
The Grassland (2004, short), Lhing vjags kyi ma ni rdo vbum/The Silent Holy Stones (2005)