The fifth INAS Film Award was held on Friday, October 13, 2017 in Kathmandu. In the award ceremony held at Rastriya Sabha Griha, ‘Jatra’ was awarded the best movie and the best actor award. While Bipin Karki became the best actor, Shrijana Subba of ‘Dying Candle’ was awarded the best actress award.
Diya Pun became the best new actress, Milan Chams the best director and Barsha Raut the best supporting actress. Dipa Shree Niraula was awarded the best new director. In the event comedy actor Jitu Nepal gave his comedy presentation, actor Salon Basnet and actress Karishma Shrestha had performed dance. Musician Basanta Sapkota and Rajanraj Siwakoti performed songs. Other artists in the program include singer Nima Rumba and comedy actor Mahadev Tripathi.
Nepali movie industry became richer by two more film awards in this weekend. One was held in India and another in the USA. Like all other awards, the award ceremonies were equally controversial. It’s not only the artists uninterested in the film awards, now the media hasn’t given the importance to the award ceremonies.The INAS Film Award 2016 was held in Gantok, Sikkim on Wednesday November 9, 2016. The chief guests in the award ceremony were the Chief Minister of Sikkim, Manisha Koirala, Rajesh Hamal, and Karishma Manandahr.
INAS Award nominations were announced on November 5, 2016. Right after the announcement, the organization’s Nepal Chapter members were not happy. That is not all, I think, nobody is interested or excited about Â yet another award. Although many accuse omission of some of the best movies, the the nominations are expected. The winners will most probably be the same one that had already won different awards for the same movie, same artists and category. I am sure, many winners won’t go to receive the award.
UPDATE: Infographics showing how all the awards are repeating the same artists and films (click for bigger image):
INAS Award controversy started right after the nomination
Some of the members of INAS (International Nepalese Artists Society) have expressed their dissatisfaction over the nomination on the award. When two successful movies ‘Woda Number 6’ and ‘Prem Geet’ were not nominated in any categories, some of the members accused that the jury had made decision without even watching the movie. Continue reading
The nominations of the fourth edition of INAS Film Award, to be held in Gangtok, Sikkim on Kartik 24, were released on November 4, 2016. There are three nominations on each of 19 different categories. The award is being organized by the International Nepali Artist Association (INAS). In the award movies released in 2015 and released till April 15 ofÂ 2016 were included. ‘Classic’ has led the list with nominations in 9 categories, ‘Kabaddi Kabaddi’ follows with 6 categories and ‘Pashupati Prasad’ in 5 categories. These three movies are also the top three movies in the nomination.