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