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International film festival concludes in Kathmandu

Posted 3 months ago by Sandeep Bhattarai

International film festival begins in Kathmandu

The Second Nepal International Film Festival (NIFF) which concluded in the capital  on Monday.

The festival was inaugurated by the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) chair and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Thursday. According to Festival organizer KP Pathak, the festival was organized with an objective to ‘bridge the gap between alternative and mainstream cinema.

In the five-day event, 60 films, including 13 feature-length fiction films and the remaining are short films from 31 countries with different themes and features were showcased.

It was shared that films from, Nepal, Bangladesh, China, India, America, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia; Philippines among other countries were screened in the event. The dying candle got the award of best film story. Naresh KC had directed the film. KC had also awarded with best script writer award.

Similarly, Panchyat film directed by Shivam Adhikari won the best screen film award. Likewise, Meen Alap from Bangladesh won the title of best international short film.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defense Ishwar Pokharel presented the awards to the winners. While presenting the awards, DPM Pokharel opined that the best films should reflect their culture, heritages with the theme of respecting the value of labour.

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