Lineup announced for Nepal America International Film Festival

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Kathmandu: Nepal America International Film Festival (NAIFF) has announced the lineup for its hybrid (virtual and in-person) festival scheduled for June 23–26.

The festival will kick-off in-person at the Old Greenbelt Theatre at Greenbelt in Maryland with the opening film Halkara-The Postman (Nepal). The film is written and directed by Bikram Sapkota.

The in-person closing night at the same venue on June 26, will screen ‘Brick Mule’ directed by Michael Brown (the USA, filmed in Nepal), and ‘The Lip Readers’ directed by Erik Spink (the USA).

Films from more than 12 countries — shorts and features will be screened during the film festival. NAIFF will feature live virtual programs every day of the festival, which includes live Q&As with filmmakers, actors, and other film talents.

NAIFF has also announced its team of juries for this year which includes Anup Subedi, Nina Streich, Rebecca Bustamante, Farid Bozoegmehr, Portia Cobb, Deborah Jones, and Bhavani Rao.

The virtual portion of NAIFF2022 films will be available for viewing on the Eventive platform for the duration of the festival.

The list of films set to screen at the festival is as follows:

1. Brick Mule | 40 min | UK-Nepal (Closing)             

2. Halkara — The Post Man | 110 min | Nepal (Opening)

3. On Sacred Ground | 39.54 min | USA

4. One Night in Kathmandu | 85 min | Nepal

5. Singing in the Wilderness | 70 min | China

6. Six Feet | 76 min | USA

7. Tattooed Trucks of Nepal |98 min | USA-Nepal

8. The Inner Glow | 80 min | Venezuela

9. The Iron Digger | 51 min | Nepal

10. The Houses of Light |49 min | Croatia

The shorts being featured in the festival are:

11. Antak | 6.01 min | Nepal

12. Barking Dogs | 14 min | Nepal

13. Crime Scene | 4.28 min | USA

14. Dastard, Traitor and Dog |13.59 min | Ukraine-Kyrgyzstan

15. Divination | 14.54 min | Nepal

16. Dumpling |14.32 min | China

17. Fobia | 3.30 min | Brazil

18. God’s Buffalo | 15 min | Nepal

19. Hands of A… |14.55 min | India

20. Home | 20 min | Nepal-Portugal

21. Life is One-Shot | 13.30 min | Iran

22. Medea | 13.29 min | China

23. Metamorphosis | 10 min | Iran

24. Nowhere to Escape |10.35 min | USA

25. OCD | 1 min| Tunisia

26. Rest Time | 15 min | Iran

27. Run Carlos Run | 5 min | Armenia

28. Sitting Still | 10.22 min | USA

29. Sleep Tight | 11.27 min | USA

30. Stronger | 3 min | UK- Nepal

31. The Lip Reader | 6.50 min | USA

32. The Statue (Peykareh) | 09.30 min | Iran

33. Three Threads | 24 min | USA-India

34. Tyndall Typewriters | 22.20 min | USA (DMV)

35. Wildfire | 10 min | Nepal

36. Ye Shaam Mastaani — This Enchanting Evening | 14.59 min | India-USA

The SideBar Section of the Global Peace Film Festival is as follows:

37. Go-Go City | 50 min | USA

38. Out to Vote | 31 min | USA

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