3rd NIFF 2020 closes with awards going to various national and international films. The closing program and the awards ceremony was attended by industry guests and delegates, including members of the NIFF 2020 juries, headed by Prakash Jha (feature segment) and Anomaa Rajakaruna (shorts and documentary segments).
Awards for the feature film programs were announced under both the international and national competition. The jury for the feature film programs, comprising of Prakash Jha (jury head, India), Yuni Hadi (Singapore), Gauri Malla (Nepal), Joao Paulo Macedo (Portugal) and Manju Kumar Shrestha (Nepal) of 5 people was unanimous in selecting the winners. Below is the full list of awards at NIFF 2020, feature film programs.
TRAP (directed by Seyid Colak, Turkey)
A strong narrative served by a poetic cinematography challenging the sensibility of the viewers
THE OTHER HALF (directed by Lalith Rathnayake, Sri Lanka)
For giving us insights into a world we need to see, supported by a convincing performance and strong visual narrative
BULBUL (directed by Binod Paudel)
A Nepalese story that brings us to the Kathmandu streets reality with a social and visual construction of a coherent film.
GOPI (directed by Dipendra Lama)
Nowadays political and economic reality explored in a fluid narrative through a metaphor of a Nepali rural story
BINOD PAUDEL, for Bulbul
For mixing directorial competency with a cinematographic language that stands out as a beginning of a new age on Nepalese cinema.
SHAILENDRA D. KARKI, for Gopi
For building ambiances that bring the story to a new level with a beautifully elaborated visual narrative.
BINOD PAUDEL, for Bulbul
Successful in constructing characters that come to life in a naturalistic acting and the strength of a storytelling with a personal view that stands out on the films in competition.
BIPIN KARKI, for Gopi
Bringing a real everyday man to the screen with a creative and empathic acting.
MUKUN BHUSAL, for Bulbul
From a secondary role to a remarkable presence in the film.
SWASTIMA KHADKA, for Bulbul
Playing the struggle of a young woman in a challenging role that, in the end, may not be very different of the ‘real world’ created in the film, make the Jury acknowledge the courage of a talented actress.
LAXMI BARDEWA, for Bulbul
Shinning in a supporting role where she builds a complicity and mature relation with the character
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