Nepal International Film Festival releases film lineup for fifth edition

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Kathmandu: The Nepal International Film Festival, an annual film festival organized by Nepal Film and Cultural Academy, has unveiled the final lineup of the selected films. Issuing a press release on Tuesday, the fifth edition of NIFF released the list of selected films.

The NIFF 2022 selection committee has selected 89 films from 38 countries comprising 18 feature films, 55 short films and 16 documentaries across national and international competition programs.

The film festival that is slated for March 24 to 28, in Kathmandu, is being organized under the theme ‘celebrating global narratives’.

NIFF 2022 will feature films from across genres, and the best films under each program will be awarded.

The highest award is the Gautama Buddha Award for the Best Feature Film (International) involving a trophy and cash prize of USD 1,500. In addition to this, there are awards for short and documentary films in national and international segments, ranging from 750 USD to 500 USD. Starting from 2022, NIFF has installed an award for the Best National Documentary Film, involving a cash prize of Rs 50,000 and a trophy.

“With the goal of promoting Nepali culture and cinema on the global stage, NIFF has partnered with the International Federation of Film Societies (IFFS),” reads the release. “And has installed an IFFS Don Quijote Award for the Best Feature Film.”

Click here to view the list of selected films.