Selection of new working committee of INNF honoring distinguished filmmakers

Kathmandu: The International Network of Nepali Film Makers (INNF) has honored five distinguished artists who have contributed to the field of Nepali film art for five decades with ‘Chalachitra Swarnim Samman-080’.

INNF, on the occasion of its first general meeting held in the capital on Thursday, awarded honors to five male filmmakers, Neer Shah, Uddhav Paudel, Bhuwan Chand, Mukund Kishore Bhattarai and Narendra Khadka, for their outstanding contributions.

In a program organized under the chief hospitality of the President of the National Assembly, Ganesh Prasad Timilsina, five filmmakers were honored with the ‘Film Special Personality Award-080’. Among those who received the film special personality award were actor and director Ramesh Budhathoki, actresses Gauri Malla and Karishma Manandhar, actor Rabindra Khadka and producer and former chairman of the Film Development Board Rajkumar Rai.

In the program, a new working committee for the organization has been chosen. In the central working committee chaired by Love Pyakurel, there are Pradeeplal Shrestha, Man Bahadur Thapa and Laxman Subedi as vice chairs, Ramesh Koirala as general secretary, Bhishma Raj Phulara as secretary, and Thanda Bahadur Adhikari as treasurer. Similarly, Radhe Shyam Bishwokarma, Ganesh Subedi, Binod Chaulagain and Madhur Adhikari have been elected as working committee members.

In the program, which also conducted an interaction on the topic of Nepali films beyond the borders, the main speaker, Neer Shah, opined that the policy and quality development of Nepali films are weaker than those of the film workers and should be corrected. Chief Guest Timilsina said that the relevant agencies and organizations should think seriously about Nepali films, taking the view that initiatives should be taken to bring Nepali films to non-Nepali audiences.

According to Pyakurel, the organization’s president, they will develop specific action plans for the greater development and expansion of Nepali film and artists and will move forward in coordination with international organizations related to film. He said that they are also determined to earn the high respect of creators and the recognition and encouragement of new talent. There was a large presence of film and media people in the program.

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