International Indigenous Film Festival 2012 of Nepal

Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival– 2012 is being held in Kathmandu from today till end of the week (12-15 July). The film festival is organized by the Indigenous Film Archive (IFA) based in Anamnagar. This sixth edition of the film festival is focusing on indigenous youths and the films will be screened simultaneously in Rastriya sabha Griha and Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu.

Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival 2012 Nepali Chalchitra

In a press conference organized some weeks ago, the organizers revealed that 80 films from 19 countries including Nepal will be screened at the festival. Internationally, out of 180 film entries received from 25 different countries, 53 films from 18 countries have been selected for screening at the event. The remaining 27 selected movies are from Nepali participants. The organising committee had received around 200 submissions for the festival including music videos, animation films, short movies and fiction.

Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival 20123 members Jury – 2 International and one national will be evaluating the films selected for the festival. Three of the best films will be awarded with Golden Drum, Silver Drum and Bronze Drum respectively.

The festival also boasts food festival during the days of the event which includes indigenous themed foods of Magar, Majhi, Dura, Tamang, Sunuwar, Lohorung, Limbu, Rai, Dhimal, Tharu and Newar community.

Tickets for the festival are available to buy at the venue and will cost 30 Rupees (normal) and 15 Rupees for students.

Are you attending the film festival? Do let us know in the comments below.

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