By A Staff Reporter,Kathmandu, Mar. 16: The 6th edition of Nepal International Film Festival (NIFF) is kicking off from Thursday in Kathmandu.
The five-day film festival will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘ Prachanda’ at Civil Mall in Kathmandu tomorrow.
Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Sudan Kirati will be chief guest in the closing ceremony, said KP Pathak, President of NIFF, at a press meet on Wednesday.
This year, the films selected for the festival will be screened in the four QFX cinema halls of the Kathmandu Valley.
Last year, the NIFF had inked an agreement with QFX to screen the films in its halls.
Accordingly, the films selected for the festival will be screened at Chhaya Centre and Civil Mall in Kathmandu, Labim Mall in Lalitpur and QFX
Hall in Bhaktapur.
According to the organiser, 95 films from 35 countries have been selected from over 500 entries from 55 countries for the festival.
According to the lineup of the festival, film ‘Chari’ directed by Korin Sharma will be screened at the opening ceremony.
Ticket booking is open in the above mentioned cinema halls and ticket booking can be done through ‘Khalti App’, informed the organiser.
There will be competitions of features, shorts, and documentary films in both national and international categories while 14 awards will be presented to the winners, informed the organiser.
“This time, special importance has been given to creative programmes,” said Pathak, “Experts from the film industry and related genres will participate in various sessions and discussion.”
The festival, which will be held under the slogan ‘Celebrating narratives from around the world’, will be held from March 16 to 20.