NEFTA Award to be held in Hong Kong, Nomination announced (nomination list)

Like earlier years, the Nepal Film Technician Association (NEFTA) is going to organized this year’s award in in a foreign country – Hong Kong. In a program held in Yak and Yeti Hotel, Kathmandu the top 5 nominations for the contest were announced. The nomination list was prepared by the jury after watching 60 Nepali movies.

nefta film award nomination cutting cake

Out of 34 different award categories there are 3 each for actor and actresses. Best and Popular categories have virtually the same artists in the nominations. The organizers had also cut a cake for the success of the award ceremony. The top 5 nomination will be squeezed to top 3 nominations in a program to be held in Pokhara in a later date.

7th nefta film award nomination

The nominations of actor, actresses, film and directors of the 7th NEFTA Awards are:

Nomination for Popular Actor

Nomination for Best Actor

  • Arpan Thapa (two nominations)
  • Saugat Malla
  • Aryan Sigdel
  • Jiwan Luitel

Nomination for new actor

Nomination for Popular Actress award:

Nomination for Best Actress Award

  • Keki Adhikari
  • Neeta Dhungana
  • Rekha Thapa
  • Namrata Shrestha
  • Richa Sharma 

Nomination for new actress

Nomination for Popular movie

Nomination for Best film

  • Dhanda
  • Hostel
  • Mokshya
  • Moun
  • Rhythm

Nomination for Best director award:

Nomination for Best New Directors

  • Deepa Basnet
  • Hemraj BC
  • Asif Shah
  • Suraj Bhusal
  • Prabin Shrestha

Other nominations:

Nomination for Best Story

  • Antaral-Abhimanyu Giri
  • Dhanda-Arpan Thapa
  • Mauna-Nabin Gauli 
  • Rhythm- Bikash Raj Acharya
  • Sungava-Subarna Thapa

Nomination for Best Screenplay

  • Antaral- Abhimanyu Giri
  • Badhashala-Manoj Pandit
  • Mauna-Arpan Thapa
  • Rhythm- Bikash Acharya
  • Sungava-Subarna Thapa

Best Dialogue

  • Chha Ekan Chha-Dipak Raj Giri
  • Khagras-Sailesh Acharya
  • Rhythm-Bikash Acharya
  • Sanghuro-Binod Paudel
  • Visagirl-Prachandman Shrestha

Best Makeup

  • Chha eka chha-Shankar
  • Dhanda-Nima Lama
  • Karkash-Shyam Lama
  • Maun-Nima lama
  • Sanghuro-Saroj Budhathoki

Best Dress

  • Adhibato-Sanu Bharati
  • Antaral-Sushila Joshi
  • Biteka Pal-Nilima Sharma
  • Maun-Ujal Kapali
  • Visa Girl-Tenzin Tseten Bhutiya

Best Art Direction

  • Kali-Santosh Lama
  • Mero Jeevan Saathi-Raju Penter
  • Maun-Sheelasha Rajbhandari
  • Producer-Bijaya Chaudhari
  • Shirishko phool-Gopal bhutani

Best Dance Direction

  • Biteka Pal-Sankar BC- Jaba Sanjha ParchhaNEFTA7A
  • Kali-Kabiraj Gahatraj – Slowly Sloely NEFTA7B
  • Manle Maan lai Chhunchha-Himgyap Tasi-Chhudaima NEFTA7CA
  • Samaya- Govinda Rai-Mausam Mausa
  • Visa Girl-Renasha Rai-Ma Aja kehi

Best Fight Direction

  • Dhanda-Sankar Maharjan
  • Hamesha-Chanda Panth
  • Hostel-Asta Maharjan
  • Kali-Roshan Shrestha
  • War-Himal KC

Best Sound Mixing

  • Dhanda-Uttam Neupane
  • Kali-Mukesh Shah
  • Mahasus-Mukesh Shah
  • Producer-Deep Tuladhar
  • Sanghuro-Uttam Neupane

Best Editor

  • Biteka Pal-Bipin Malla
  • Dhanda-Nimesh Shrestha
  • Hostel-Surendra Paudel
  • Karkash-Lokesh Bajracharya
  • Rhythm-Arjun GC

Best Cinematography

  • Badhashala-SailendraD. Karki
  • Chha Ekan Chha-Purusottam Pradhan
  • Maun-Sanjaya Lama
  • Moksha-Hari Humagain
  • Sanghuro-Susan Prajapati

Best Lyric

  • Maun-Bhupendra Khadka-Kina Kina
  • Mero Jeevan Saathi-Dayaram Pandey-Timi Sanga Risaer
  • Nai Nabhanu-2-Krishna Hari Baral-Marne Kasailai
  • Duwan-Naresh Bhattarai- Bandha Na Bandha
  • Rhythm-Krishan hari Baral-Pagal Ma Banna

Best Music

  • Biteka Pal-Roshan Lama- Yo Juniko
  • Kali-Basanta Sapkota- Slowly
  • Nai Nabhannu-2-Suresh Gaire- Marne Kaslai
  • NoteBook- Basanta Sapkota- Gala Ratai
  • Rhythm-Basanta Sapkota- Pagal Ma Banna

Best Background Score

  • Chha Ekan Chha- Alish Karki
  • Kalywood-Bibash paudel
  • Mahasus-Alish Karki
  • Moksha-Tsujil Karmacharya
  • Maun-Rohit Shakya

Best Music Arrangement

  • Kali-Phanindra Rai
  • Moksha-Navakranti Band
  • Nai Nabhannu-2-Maharaj Thapa
  • Rhythm-Maharaj Thapa
  • Visa Girl-Gopal Rasaili

Best Playback (Male)

  • Karkash-Surendra Man Singh –Taremam
  • Manjhari-Sanup Paudel-Mayale
  • Moksha-Sanjib Singh-Khulla Aakash
  • Nai Nabhannu -2-Prem Pariyar-Marne Kasailai
  • Rhythm-Sworop Raj Acharya- Pagal Ma Banna

Best Playback (Female)

  • Biteka Pal-Prakriti Giri- Jaba Sanjha Parchha
  • Mahasus-Durga Pariyar-Ritto Ritto
  • Notebook-Milan Amatya- Gala Ratai
  • Rhythm-Rajina RImal-Pagal Ma Banna
  • Visa Girl-Sreya Sotang-Pal Pal

Best Comedy Artist

Best Child Artist

  • Manjhari-Sujan Thapa
  • Nai Nabhannu -2-Anubhav Regmi
  • Nai Nabhannu -2-Sugyani Bhattarai
  • Parai-Sujal KC
  • Rhydam-Anubhav Regmi

Best Artist in Negative Role

Best Character Artist (Male)

  • Chha Ekan Chha-Sailesh Acharya
  • Maun-Shekhar Chapagain
  • Manle Manlai Chhunchha-Keshav Bhattarai
  • Producer-Laxminath Sharma 
  • Sanghuro- Dayahang Rai

Best Character Artist (Female)

Best Supporting Artist (Male)

  • Aadhi Bato-Sabin Shrestha 
  • Antaral- Kamalmani Nepal
  • Chha Ekan Chha- Sandip Chhetri 
  • Padmini-Sunil Dutta Pandey 
  • Uma – Prabin Khatiwada 

Best Supporting Artist (Female)

It is surprising actress Garima Pant and ‘Jhola’ is not mentioned in the nomination list. There is a chance that they might have withdrawn from the competition, like the case in OFA awards. But, the ‘Sanghuro’ director who was the Jury Award winner of SAARC Film Festival is also missing in the any nominations.

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