Screening for Chakka Panja with International Artists Society of Canada (INAS)

TNFF is excited to announce our co-presentation screening of SUPERHIT Nepali movie 'CHHAKKA PANJA' in collaboration with the International Artists Society of Canada (INAS). Where: Innis Town Hall, UofT, 2 Sussex Avenue, M5S 1J5
When: Saturday...

TNFF 2017 Call for Submissions

Press Release: October 24, 2016 For information in Nepal please contact:
Sangam Pulami Magar
Indigenous Film Archive
Tel: 9808353265; 9860455782 For information in Canada or outside of Nepal please contact:
Niya Adhikari...

TNFF 2016 Awards



Toronto, ON - The Seventh Annual Toronto Nepali Film Festival (TNFF) successfully concluded on March 20, 2016.  The festival took place at Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto on March 19th, 2016 and Noel Ryan Auditorium at Mississauga Central Library in...

Butte Jama

Baishakhi is a sweet little girl who lives with her grandmother in a Tajpuria village in the eastern plains of Nepal. Like some of her friends in the village, Baishaki wishes for a skirt with beautiful floral patterns.

Castaway Man

The documentary traces the sudden disappearance of Dor Bahadur Bista; a controversial public figure regarded by many as the "father of Nepal's anthropology". Bista's seminal book Fatalism and Development: Nepal’s Struggle for Modernization, among his other works, identifies and...

The Dishwasher

Ravi, a Nepali student studying in America, struggles to live the American Dream on Fourth of July, America's Independence Day.

Tears Alive

Towns and villages that are home to the adivasi janajati, or indigenous groups, such as Tamang, Gurung and Magar, are the places that were most affected by the spring earthquakes in 2015. In addition to the indigenous groups, “low caste” groups such as the Dalits and women, are recorded to have the...

Machha Ko Sapana (Gills and Fins)

A young man and a young woman have migrated to the metropolis Kathmandu. In the ever-changing terrain of everyday life in the city, they continue to exist anonymously. As they anxiously negotiate their undistinguished urban existence, will their parallel lives ever intersect?

Laaz (The Shame)

Laaz (The Shame) is a satirical story. Bhagwaray has been recently freed from bonded labour in the plains of western Nepal. Amidst government's historic decision to abolish bonded labour, the lack of an effective government program to help the freed labourers’ transition to the ‘free’ society...


This humorous short revolves around Ramakanta and Tulasi, who are out and about shopping in Kathmandu for the upcoming Nepali festival, Dashera. Because of their inter-caste marriage, they cannot visit their families during the festival as they have been ostracized. The couple bicker; blame each...