3rd Nepal International Film Festival from Feb 13
The 3rd Nepal International Film Festival screening a total of 79 films is being held in Kathmandu from February. Nepal Film and Cultural Academy will be organising the festival from February 13 to 18.
Minister of State for Urban Development Ram Bir Manandhar informed that the film festival would help boost Nepal’s image. He argued the cine artists could play significant role on country’s development and prosperity. They need to highlight the issues of national importance in the film sector, he added. Minister Manandhar suggested the film makers to focus the country and nationalism. According to him, various countries including India and the US have given due importance to the national identity in film, but Nepali films are yet to grasp the identity issues.
On the occasion, noted cine artist Nir Shah admired the initiatives undertaken by different organisations to develop and promote national film industry. Cooperation from all sides is essential to internationalise Nepali films, he stressed. There would be 10 international films, 35 short films, 5 Nepali films, 15 short Nepali films, 8 documentaries and 6 animated films in the festival, said the academy Chairman KP Pathak. These were selected out of 600 films from various 55 countries, he added.