National Human Rights Film Festival concludes awarding “Jhulungo,” “No School Today” and “Lalita”

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Kathmandu: The ninth edition of Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival concluded on Thursday. The festival, organized by Human Rights Film Center, ran virtually for four days.

A total of 42 films from 24 different countries were screened at the festival. Three films–”Jhulungo,” “No School Today” and “Lalita”–were awarded on the concluding day of the festival.

The winning films walked away with a cash purse of USD500 each. 

“Jhulungo,” directed by Rajesh Prasad Khatri, won in the Fiction category; “No School Today” by Mira Khadka and Jyoti Belbase, Best Documentary; and “Lalita”, directed jointly by Anjila Chaudhary and Pushpa Joshi, won the award for Best Female Filmmaker. 

The judges for the festival were Asha Magarati, Manoj Babu Panta and Leena Ranjit.