The 6th NFDC National Film Award was held in Hyatt Hotel, Kathmandu. The best film award was awarded to ‘Chhakka Panja’. The movie was also awarded the best actress, best director and best comedy actor awards. The movie was nominated in 15 categories.
Best Actor award was awarded to ‘Jatra’ actor Bipin Karki. The movie was nominated in 11 categories. Another movie ‘Purano Dunga’ was nominated in 9 categories. The award titles have the names of the well known artists of the past. For example the Best Movie award is titled “Hira Sarbotkrista Chalachitra”.
Bollywood actress, Manisha Koirala, was the chief guest of the award ceremony. In the ceremony the artists of the Nepali movie industry had participated.
Only two of the award winning movies are released online now. Watch the Award winner movies:
The award winners are:
- Best Movie – Chhakka Panja
- Best Director – Deepa Shree Niraula (Chhakka Panja)
- Best Actress – Priyanka Karki (Chhakka Panja)
- Best Actor – Bipin Karki (Jatra)
- Best Supporting actor – Mao Tse Gurung (Purano Dunga)
- Best Supporting actress – Menaka Pradhan (Purano Dunga)
- Best new actor – Ayushman Desraj Joshi (Chapali Height 2)
- Best new actress – Shristi Shrestha (Gajalu)
- Best comedy Actor – Kedar Ghimire (Chhakka Panja)
- Best script – Ram Babu Gurung and Upendra Subba (Purano Dunga)
- Best Cinematographer – Shailendra D. Karki (Purano Dunga)
- Best Editor – Mitra Gurung (Jatra)
- Best Music – Kali Prasad Baskota (Nira Jahile – Purano Dunga)
- Best Singer – Meena Niraula (Thamel Bazar – Loot 2)
- Best Choreographer – Bikram Swar (Thamal Bazar – Loot 2)
- Best Action Director – Roshan Shrestha (King)
- Best Sound Mixing – Manojraj Bhandari (Jatra)
- Best Background Music – Iman Bikram Shahi (Chapali Height 2)
- Jury Award – Dying Candle
- Best Commercial Movie Award – Chhakka Panja
- Best Journalist Award – Sushil Poudel (Kantipur Journalist)
A video report about Priyanka Karki and Ayushman kissing in the award ceremony. Priyanka Karki had also a dance performance at the event.