Nepal-Africa film festival from May 29

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By A Staff Reporter Kathmandu, May 21: The 10th edition of Nepal Africa Film Festival will be held for three days from May 29 to 31 at Ristriya Nachghar, Jamal, in Kathmandu.

Jointly organised by the College of Journalism and Mass Communication and Bilakshan Creation, the festival received more than 100 films from different countries.

Out of received 100 films, the judging committee has selected 26 films for screening in the festival, said organisers.  

A total of 26 films from 15 countries including Nepal have been selected, said Manju Mishra, Principal of College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Mishra added that they are organising the festival at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic is at its lowest point. 

The festival has been organising for over a decade to promote the film culture of Nepal and Africa. 

According to Mishra, Nepal and African countries have a lot in common naturally and culturally and they have been organising this festival for the last 10 years to see Africa through the African lens. 

According to festival director Dabbu Kshetri, apart from Nepal, 15 films from 14 countries have been selected for the festival.

The film has been selected from most of the African countries. Films based on African themes made from other countries have also been selected for the festival, said Kshetri. 

Films selected include those from Burkina Faso, Egypt, Tunisia, United States, Ghana, Somalia, Austria, Germany, Benin, Congo, France, Cameroon, Algeria, Morocco.

In all, 11 films from Nepal have been selected. Of these, 7 are under open competition. 

Among them are The Black Corner, Aina, Rise, Shanka, Quineto, Garima, The Daughter.

Similarly, this time the students’ films – Jhol, Safety Pin, Aakhir Kin and The Delivery – have been placed in a separate competition. 

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