The 6th Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival (NIIFF) has begun from Thursday, July 12 and it will continue till July 15 at Nepal Tourism Board and Rashtriya Sabhagriha at Bhrikuti Mandap from 10 am to 7 pm.
In the film festival organized by Indigenous Film Archive (IFA), many national and international filmmakers will present their works. 79 films and documentaries have been shortlisted from 20 countries, out of which Nepal has 27 films and documentaries that are on Magar, Tharu, Tamang, Newar, Limbu, Rai, Hayu, Sunuwar, and Chepang communities.
The selected films are from Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Tanzania, Colombia, Finland, India, Philippines, New Zealand, Mexico, USA, Canada, Norway, Switzerland etc.
Stalls with various ethnic foods from communities like Limbu, Magar, Tharu, Newar, Dhimal, Chepang, and Sunuwar have been also placed.
For the Awards best 3 films, 3 awards will be distributed as Golden Drum, Silver Drum and Bronze Drum. There is Public Choice Award and Encouragement Award for the Best Nepali Film too.