The nomination for the national Films Awards 2070 organized by the Film Development Board is announced. Following are the nomination for the awards in 15 different categories.
Hira Best movie nomination :
- Ke Ma Timro Sathi Banna Sakchhu
- Kina Lagchha Maya
- Malatiko Bhatti
Best director nomination:
- Bikash Acharya (Rhythm)
- Ganesh Dev Pandey (Malatiko Bhatti)
- Gopalchandra Lamichane (Kina Lagchha Maya)
- Shabir Shrestha (Ke Ma Timro Sathi Banna Sakchhu)
- Suraj Subba ‘Nalbo’ (Saayad)
The government has agreed to the 8-points demands of the protesting artists. In a meeting held a the ministry with the secretary and Dharmendra Marbaita (Pappu) the two parties had reached to the agreement.
The government has given word to comply with the 8-points demands of the protesting artists. In return, the protesting artists will allow Pappu to let him work in FDB.
The hunger strike is going to end today after signing the agreement.
The rely-hunger strike of film artists has ended on the 12th day of it’s start. In the mean time, the government has ignored the protesting artists and has unilaterally appointed the chief of Film Development Board. Today, at 11:00 AM a press meet was organized to start a hunger strike toll death to create more pressure to the government.
The participating artists in the hunger strike include Bimal Poudel, Agraj KC, Surya Regmi, Neela Basnet, Mukesh Dhakal and Ananta Timilsina.
The government has selected Dharmendra Kumar Marbaita, popularly known as ‘Pappu’, to head the government body to look after Nepali movies, Film Development Board (FDB). Rekha Thapa was considered one of the contestant to the post before she headed for the USA on January 23.
In an effort to lock down the Film Development Board (FDB), the police has arrested 30 film artists on Thursday, January 17. When the police removed the lock the protesting film artists installed on January 9, they had gathered up at the FDB office to lock it down again.
Last year, Ashoj 1st (it is Sept 17, 2012 this year) was announced to be celebrated as the ‘National Film Day’. The first Film Day was celebrated as a week-long program with various film related programs. The main program on the Day was also addressed by the prime minister and top actors of Nepali movie industry like Rajesh Hamal and Rekha Thapa.
But this year, due to the lack of publicity and proper program, nobody knew much the National day. Last year, the Film Development Board president, Ganesh Bhandari initiated the program. At the time when
Ganesh Bhandari has already left the FDB and the post is left vacant, nobody wanted to take a lead in organizing the program. This is the typical example of person-centric programs of Nepal government.
It is also not known about the fate of the decision to form a committee to develop Pokhara as a Film City.
Did you know about today being the National Film Day? Please comment.
Theaters in Nepal are banned to have morning shows, starting before 11 AM. The Film Development Board of Nepal (FDB) has decided to act as moral police to stop the college kids from bunking classes to go to the movie theaters.
But, are the movie theaters the only reason college kids bunk classes?
How about the restaurants? Public parks? or what about the shopping malls where kids can be seen in their uniforms.
Why is it a bad idea ?