Toronto Nepali Film Festival (TNFF) is a not for profit organization based in Toronto, Ontario. Partnering with organizations in Canada, Nepal and beyond, TNFF intends to bring a festival of Nepali films in Toronto annually.
The festival will feature films that pertain to Nepal and Nepalis. Filmmakers of all race, nationality, creed and gender are eligible to participate in TNFF. The festival will showcase feature length films, documentaries, animation, experimental, shorts and other genres. The festival encourages diversity in the overall content of its programme. TNFF celebrates the diverse languages of Nepal by encouraging films based on indigenous languages such as Limbu, Maithali, Gurung and Newari. TNFF also encourages representation of women filmmakers and filmmakers of marginalized communities.
The Curatorial Committee of TNFF will select the festival programme. The committee will select films strictly based on merit and the content of the films. The selection will be free from on any leanings on political parties or organizations. The committee will consider relevant Nepali issues, methods of story-telling, new genres in the context of Nepali filmmaking, technical finesse and other attributes of filmmaking in the jury process. The committee will also take into consideration TNFF’s mandate of inclusion of indigenous languages and filmmakers of marginalized groups.