KATHMANDU, DEC 11 - ‘Who Will Be A Gurkha’, directed by Kesang Tseten, was declared Best Documentary in International Competition category along with Audience Choice as the curtain came down on Tuesday at the 10th Kathmandu International Film Festival (Kimff). The five-day event screened a lot of 62 films from 28 countries.
The documentary on the recruiting process at the British Camp depicts the struggle of aspiring young Nepali applicants to join the British Army. The top award carries a purse of $1,500.
‘The Art of Flight’ from Chile stood second and ‘Nomadic Nights’ from France finished third in the festival. The second prize is $1,000 and third $500.
A three-member international jury picked ‘Kadamandu’ as the best documentary and ‘Hari’ the best fiction film in Nepal Panorama category.
Ramesh Khadka-directed ‘Kadamandu’ is about a village in Doti, where most of the male folks migrate to India in search of employment. The migration adds misery to the already poverty-stricken village. They return to the village infected by HIV.
Asim Chitrakar’s ‘Hari’ shows absurdity in one’s life. A dazed and confused college boy experiment with his ideals and reality in the film.
Roll of Honour
Best Documentary: ‘Who Will Be A Gurkha’
‘Art of Flight’
Nepal Panorama Best Documentary: ‘Kadamandu’
Best fiction: ‘Hari’
Posted on: 2012-12-12 08:02