TNFF 2014 Films

Soongava – Dance of the Orchids

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... Read More
aas Fere Jasto Lagcha (Breathing Am I?)

Saas Fere Jasto Lagcha (Breathing Am I?)

This non-linear fiction follows four dynamic characters: a fashion model who is in a coma in ICU; an abused young middle-class housewife who is plotting revenge; an imprisoned political activist during an autocratic monarchical regime; and a young... Read More
Indreni Khojdai Jada (Chasing Rainbows)

Indreni Khojdai Jada (Chasing Rainbows)

This fiction drama centers on the life of three siblings who have migrated to Kathmandu - centre of the Nepali universe. The siblings are young, modern, educated, fun loving, and usually full of life, but with limited access to materialistic... Read More
Untold Story 1

Nabhaniyeko Katha (The Untold Story)

During the ten-year Maoist insurgency, many human rights were violated, both by the government and the rebel forces. This powerful documentary is based on an incident in March 2006 when an eighth grade student was accused of being a Maoist and taken... Read More
The Sound of One Leg Dancing

The Sound of One Leg Dancing

This film is about Mina, who lost one of her legs at a young age in a domestic accident. Mina comes from a meager farming family in the western Nepal. Despite her disability, she is an exceptionally gifted dancer. The film follows her as she goes to... Read More
Nepal’s Slave Girls

Nepal’s Slave Girls

The term ‘Kamlaris’ refer to the daughters of indebted Tharu farmers, who are indigenous to western plains of Nepal. Many of these indebted Tharu farmers were forced into bonded labour until recently untill the practice was outlawed by the Nepali... Read More
Sakhi

Sakhi

This short documentary is based on incidents that occurred in 2012 in a small village in the southern plains of mid-western Nepal during the Maoist insurgency. Two communities, Yadavs and Tharus who were in opposing sides during the insurgency have... Read More
Awakening

Awakening

Inspired from the filmmakers’ visit to the historic city of Bhaktapur located in Kathmandu valley, this imaginative animation tells a tale of a city under barbaric siege. With brilliant use of drawings, colours and architectural forms, the animation... Read More
This is My Life

This is My Life

According to the 2001 Nepali census, 9% of Nepalis are Buddhists. This touching short documentary follows two teenage monks, Tsultrim Namgyal and Ratna Mangalam who left their homes in rural Nepal at a young age and came to study the Buddhist Dharma... Read More
Bal Krishna Sama, Untold Story

Bal Krishna Sama, Untold Story

Sama in Nepali means equal. This fiction drama is named after the famous Nepali playwright late Bal Krishna Sama, who gave up his elite caste name Shumshere Jung Bahadur Rana and started using Sama as his last name. Set in current day far-western... Read More