Priyanka Karki makes history – Cannes Film Festival 2019

For the first time in the history of Nepali film industry, actress Priyanka Karki has become the first representative to go to the festival.

About the festival:

The Cannes Festival was called the International Film Festival (Festival international du film) until 2002. Now, Cannes Film Festival, is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries from all around the world.

The festival was founded in 1946, the invitation-only festival is held annually (usually in May) at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. It is one of the “Big Three” alongside the Venice Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festival.

The 2019 Cannes Film Festival is taking place between 14 and 25 May 2019. Mexican filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu has been named the jury president of this year’s festival.

To announce her travel to France, Priyanka wrote:
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Sunkali and Love You Baba screened in Shinokubo Film Festival in Japan

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.)

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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.

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Nepali movies screened in the Festival of Globe, USA (Photos)

Festival of Globe (FOG) has been going on in the USA since August 7 and will wrap up on August 16. Nepali artists participating in the festival include Nandita KC, Keki Adhikari, Suresh Darpan Pokharel, Richa Ghimire, Shankar BC, Sunil Thapa and others.

Nepali movies shown in the festival include:

August 7 shows

  • Sacrifice Never Die
  • Cell Phone
  • Sanghuro

August 9 show

  • Tata Bye Bye

August 13

  • Tulsi

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Keki Adhikari flies to the USA

Actress Keki Adhikari, director Suresh Darpan Pokharel have gone to he USA to participate in the Festival of Globe (FOG) or San Francisco Global Movie Fest. Actresses Poozana Pradhan (Poojana Pradhan) and Nandita KC are also going to participate in the festival. Poozana is currently in Hong Kong and Nandita is already in the USA.

Photo: Singer Sunita Dulal, Keki Adhikari and Suresh Darpan Pokharel at the Abudhabi International Airport on their way to California, USA.

According to the organizer’s website Nepali participants in the festival are Nandita KC, Suman Bista, Keki, and Poozana. The narrative feature films participating in the festival from Nepal include ‘Tulsi’ and ‘Chocolate’. Narrative short films include ‘Sacrifice Never Die’, ‘Tata Bye Bye’ and ‘Tulsi’.

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Love You Baba and Sunkali to be screened in a film festival in Japan

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.

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KIFF, International film festival to start on Feb 2 in Kathmandu (with schedule)

With 17 films form 10 different countries, Kathmandu International Film Festival (KIFF) is starting on February 2, 2015. The film festival will run for 5 days at the Russian Culture Centre, Kathmandu.

Films to be featured in the festival include two films each from Russia and Switzerland. One films each from South Korea, India, Israel, Spain, France, Norway, Slovakia, and Denmark. There will be 5 Nepali films in the festival including ‘Banphool’ and ‘Dr. Khatey’ among others. Banphool will be screened right after the opening ceremony of the festival.

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International Indigenous Film Festival starts in Kathmandu

3-days long International Indigenous Film Festival has started on June 12 in Assembly Hall, Kathmandu. Satya Mohan Joshi, an expert in history, inaugurated the 8th version of the festival by playing traditional musical instruments.

The first short movie to be featured in the festival was from Brazil, titled ‘Owner of the Water’. There are 12 movies, documentaries and music videos participating from Nepal. In total there are 36 films from 18 different countries including India, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Japan and Belgium.

The judges of the competition are experts from Japan, India and Nepal. The judge from Nepal is Anita Gurung, the Japanese judge is Nimo Guji Nawami and the Indian judge is G L Bharatdwaj. The best movie in the competition will win Rs. 15,000 and one producer will win Rs. 25,000.

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Jhola to premier in a new film festival – KIFF 2014

In a press meet held in Kathmandu on January 20, program details of Kathmandu International Film Festival (KIFF) was announced. The first edition of the film festival will run for 5 days from Magh 13 to 17 (January 27 to January 31, 2014).

The festival will features 12 movies from Nepal, Russia, India, Israel, South Korea, Spain, France, Norway, and South Africa.

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NEFTA Film festival to start from Feb 14

A film festival is being organized by Nepal Film Technician Association from February 14, 2013. In the sixth edition of the festival the movies released from 2068 Baisakh to 2069 Ashad end will be featured.

After the movies are screened in the festival, the association will present awards to the best movies in various categories. Nepal Film Technician Association has been awarding different awards to movies made in digital technology and celluloid technology.

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KIMFF starting on Dec 7, 'Soongava' to be premiered

The Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF) 2012 is being organized from December 7 to December 11, 2012 in  City Hall (Rastriya Sabha Griha) / Nepal Tourism Board.  The festival will showcase more than 60 films from 28 countries in the world. The films include documentaries, fiction, short-films, animation, and experimental films. The event features interactive discussions, photography and alternative book exhibitions, and documentary workshop.

The ticket price of the festival is Rs. 50 per scree
ning (students pay half the price at Rs. 25 per screening). The tickets are available at the venue. One of the attraction of the festival is the Nepal premier of the first lesbian Nepali movie ‘Soongava: dance of the orchids’ by Subarna Thapa.

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