TNFF Announces 6th Annual Film Festival Selections

20th February 2015
Contact: Lakshya Dhungana
E-mail: Toronto, ON – Toronto Nepali Film Festival (TNFF) announces its 6th annual festival to be held on Saturday, March 28th 2015 at Innis Town Hall in Toronto.  TNFF is pleased to present this year’...

Who Will Be A Gurkha

Britain began recruiting Nepali hillmen 200 years ago, and since then the Gurkha khukuri has seen numerous wars. Of the 200,000 Gurkha soldiers who fought in the two world wars, 50,000 were killed. Throughout the centuries, Gurkha income and pensions have helped prop up Nepal’s economy. Today, the...

The Contagious Apparitions of Dambarey Dendrite

The Contagious Apparitions of Dambarey Dendrite is a trippy but an innovative short film. Dambarey lives on the streets and among the piles of disposed waste of Kathmandu. In constant hallucination from sniffing glue, Dambarey turns invincible to outfox Kathmandu and its denizens.


Savitri is a young middle class woman in Kathmandu with a mundane job of 'typist' in a banal government office environment. Restless with her monotonous life, her relationship with her jobless husband starts falling apart.

Red Monsoon

Red Monsoon is a domestic drama that revolves around the lives of characters based in and around Lalitpur in Nepal. The film brings to screen the tangible and intangible effects that the existing hierarchical and patriarchal society might have on particularly the women and the youth of society. The...


This short documentary is an intimate portrayal of Pawan, a young and energetic boy. Pawan has migrated with his parents to the United Kingdom from a rural area in Nepal. He reminisces the life he left behind and assimilates in his new environment.

Kyar Kyar Pankha

Kyar Kyar Pankha (translated as the squeaking table fan) beautifully uses the squeaking fan as a metaphor for the life of Sampat, who works in an electronic repair shop in the metropolis of Kathmandu.

Announcing 6th Toronto Nepali Film Festival

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Meet Sneha - Guest Artist at TNFF 2014

I have vivid memories of being asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” At the time, I thought that “doctor, engineer or teacher” were the only acceptable answers, because those were what everyone around me echoed. I was led to believe that a career in science or business was the only way...

Soongava – Dance of the Orchids

Soongava – Dance of the Orchids is the official selection to represent Nepal for the 86th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language film. The film centres on the romance of the two young modern Kathmandu women Diya and Kiran that gets entangled in the harsh societal constraints. Magnificently...