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Bid to mark Everest diamond jubilee


KATHMANDU, DEC 05 -

PartyNepal Outdoors—a subsidiary of PartyNepal, a prominent event management company—has announced a global film competition “Let’s Go Everest” to mark the diamond jubilee of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic scaling of Mt Everest.

According to the organiser, film students studying at universities across the globe will be invited for the competition. The selected participants, who will be selected from among 108 countries across the globe, will make documentaries based around Mt Everest in four categories—Environment, People and Culture, Tourism and Economy, Travel and Adventure. “They will stay in the country for 25 days, during which the films will be shot, and then head back for post-production work,” said Shree Gurung of PartyNepal Outdoors. He said all participants will get an all expenses paid trip to Everest.

The winner will be

awarded with a cash prize

US$ 100,000, which the organiser claims as the biggest in Nepali filmmaking. Aside from the prize money, the winner will also be given a position at a global television company. At a press concerence in the Capital on Tuesday, Shree Gurung of PartyNepal Outdoors said the competition will be an encouragement for aspiring filmmakers. He said online registrations for the contest will open early next year, while the actual event will be held only in October.

Posted on: 2012-12-05 08:51