Toronto Nepali Film Festival (TNFF) is now accepting entries for its 7th annual festival to be held on March 19, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The annual film festival screens films that pertain to Nepal and is open to both Nepali and non-Nepali filmmakers worldwide.
The annual film festival is the flagship event of TNFF, a not-for-profit organization based in Toronto that promotes all genres of Nepali films, including fiction, documentary, animation, shorts, experimental and musical. TNFF celebrates films based on indigenous languages of Nepal such as Maithili, Newari, Limbu, Dhimal and Gurung among others. TNFF encourages participation of women and members of marginalized communities.
All films screened at the Festival will receive an honorarium determined by the length of the film. Audience Choice and Jury Choice award will also be presented at the end of the festival, which have previously held a monetary value of CAD$1,000 and CAD$500 respectively.
Deadline: November 30, 2015
- Films that pertain to Nepal or Nepalis and/or by Nepalis
- All films must have subtitles in English.
TNFF 2016 Jury will select films based on merit and the content of the films. The jury will consider relevant Nepali narratives, methods of storytelling, new genres in the context of Nepali filmmaking, technical finesse, and other attributes of filmmaking in the selection process.
TNFF 2016 Jury will review the submissions by the end of December 2015 and all filmmakers will be notified via email subsequently. The official selection of the films will be announced on the TNFF website.
Instructions for Submission:
- Fill out online form here.
- We encourage that you email us online screeners. Please email us the access code or password to firstname.lastname@example.org if the screener is password protected and include the name of the film in the email Subject line. Please be prepared to ship a DVD copy upon request if we require it. We will pay for the shipping.
- If you do not have online screener, submit two copies of DVD (PAL or NTSC) in Kathmandu. If you are submitting from elsewhere, please directly ship the DVDs to our address in Toronto. Please ensure to label all the media with your name, title of the work, date of production and package them properly.
- If you are submitting more than one film, each entry must have a separate entry form.
Films can be dropped off at one of two locations in Kathmandu, Nepal or directly shipped to Toronto.
Addresses in Kathmandu:
Indigenous Film Archive
Anamnagar – 32, Block No. 18 (P.O. Box: 10487)
Contact: Sangam Pulami Magar at (9808) 353-269
BAC Art Cafe
Pulchowk (across from Phalano souvenir store and next to Meconopsis Hotel)
Contact: Saroj Mahato at 9851147776 or Buddha Lama at 9808682617
Address in Toronto:
Toronto Nepali Film Festival
68 East Lynn Avenue, # 2
Toronto, ON M4C 3X2, Canada
Attn: Surendra Lawoti at (416) 878-1526
Note for shipments to Toronto, Canada:
All deliveries from international participants must be marked: "NO COMMERCIAL VALUE". Please do not claim any monetary value over $50 on your package for insurance or otherwise to avoid customs charges, duties and taxes. TNFF will not accept or collect C.O.D. shipments and will not accept shipments incurring expenses for duties, taxes or customs brokerage. TNFF cannot assume responsibility for damage or loss incurred during shipment. Please carefully package your submission.
All films submitted will be retained by TNFF for its archives and for its educational programs. The retained films will NOT be used for any commercial screenings.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Sangam Pulami Magar Lakshya Dhungana
Phone: (9808) 353-269 Phone: (416) 809-8311
Festival Date: March 19, 2016
Screening Venue: Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto (www.utoronto.ca/townhall)
Deadline: November 30, 2015
Please note that submissions received after the submission deadline will not be reviewed for TNFF 2016, but will be forwarded to the selection pool for TNFF 2017.