The movie by the world record holder youngest director, Saugat Bista, is being screened in a film festival in Japan on August 16. With ‘Love You Baba’, Bhojraj Bhatt movie ‘Sunkali’ is also being featured in Shinokubo Film Festival, in Japan. The festival started on August 15 in Tokyo. (we wrote about the participation of the films in our previous post.)
The world record holder 8-years-old Saugat Bista is participating in the festival with his mother. Similarly, ‘Sunakali’ maker, Bhojraj Bhatt, has also told that the movie show was a success.
The movie by the youngest director in the world, Saugat Bista, ‘Love You Baba’ is being selected in a Film festival in Japan. The festival titled Shinokubo Drama and Film Festival will start on August 15. The movie will be screened on August 16 and 20.
The festival will screen movies from 17 different countries including Korea, Japan, China, Singapore Thailand, Belgium and Nepal. With ‘Love You Baba’ another Nepali movie by Bhojraj Bhatt, ‘Sunkali’ will also be screened in the festival.
Nepali Film – Sunkali
Starring – Sunkali and local people
Director – Bhojraj Bhatt
A documentary film directed by journalist Bhojraj Bhat, ‘Sunkali’ has won Audience Award at the sixth Toronto Film Festival held on March 28, 2015. The award is of value $1,000. 7 fiction and non fiction Nepali films had participated in the festival.
‘Sunkali’ was previously Best ICIMOD Mountain Film Award and Judges Special Mention Award at the tenth Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF) held in Kathmandu in December of 2014. The award was also of value $1,000. It had also won Honorable Mention in Mountain Nature and Culture in 9th Mountain Film Festival Domzale in February 2015.
The short docu-drama spanning 3:25 minutes, is produced by Good Neighbors Nepal on the concept of Bimal Singh Bist. Sunkali is a 13-years old football player of Mugu. She and the team had played a and won the football game out of the district. A simple storyline is presented in the film in an artistic way.