The list of films to be screened at the Nepal-US International Film Festival has been announced. Films such as ‘Aina Jhyalko Putli’ directed by Sujit Bidari from Nepal, ‘Joyland’ directed by Saim Sadiq from Pakistan, short film ‘Lori’ directed by Avinash Vikram Shah and ‘Four Nights’ directed by Deepak Rauniar will be screened at the festival.
37 films including feature films, documentaries, short films and animations from 11 countries including Nepal, America, Egypt, India, Pakistan will be screened at the festival which will be held from June 22 to 25. It is said that the opening and closing of the festival, established in the Washington DC metropolitan area, will be held at the AFI Silver Theater in Maryland, and the films will also be shown at the AFI and the Old Greenwelt Theater.
According to the organizer Nepal-America Film Society, the festival will be inaugurated on June 22 with the screening of Bidari’s film ‘Aina Jhyalko Putli’, which has been selected for the Oscars on behalf of Nepal. Similarly, with the performance of ‘Pasang: In the Shadow of Everest’ directed by the American director Nancy Svendsen, the festival will conclude on June 25 and the awards will be distributed.
In collaboration with the Global Peace Film Festival Florida, two films will be screened this year and a special screening of ‘The Secret of Radha’ will be held in the presence of director Subarna Thapa, according to the organizers.
“After the Corona epidemic, we are excited that all the performances of this year are going to be organized physically,” said Yuvakar Rajakarnikar, director of the festival.
The films applied for the festival are selected for screening by the film selection committee of the Film Society. The Nepal-America Film Society, established in the state of Maryland, has been continuously organizing the festival every year since 2017.