On the occasion of the 23rd anniversary, the Film Development Board has requested the applications of Nepali films released in the last two years for awarding the National Film Award in various categories.
Similarly, applications for Nepali films that have passed the examination within the last two years have been requested for the special film competition.
By issuing a notice on Sunday, the board has asked the films between Baisakh 1, 2078 to mid-Chiatra 2079 to apply.
Board spokesperson KL Budhathoki said that in order to participate in the National Film Awards, it must have been screened within Baisakh 1, 2078 to mid-Chiatra 2079 and in the case of special films, films that have passed the inspection between Baisakh 1, 2078 to mid-Chiatra 2079 can participate.
In the case of indigenous, tribal and different mother tongue films, they can participate in the national awards even if they have only passed the examination within the said time limit.
To participate in the National Award, applications must be submitted within 30th of Baisakh, 2080, and within 24th of Baisakh, 2080, to participate in the special film competition.
Due to various reasons, awards and special films could not be announced last year.
In this year’s National Film Awards, films from two years will compete together, while special films will be announced with 3 films each from two different years.
The board will provide Rs.2 lakh per film towards the cost of subtitling in international languages for all the films declared as special films. Also, the board facilitates participation in various international film festivals.
National Film Awards will be given to Best Writing (Story, Screenplay and Dialogue), Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director and Best Film. Apart from the mentioned categories, if the judging committee finds it unprecedented, it will be recommended for awards in at most two categories.