Canadian films’ maiden voyage to Nepal


The treat for the movie buffs of the Capital does not seem to end. The British Film Festival and the ‘Children in the Shadows’ has just wrapped up, but a three-day-long Canadian Film Festival is all set to entertain Kathmanduites from January 23.

This first Canadian Film festival in Nepal is being organised by the Toronto International Film Festival Group (TIFFG) and sponsored by POA Educational Foundation, a Canada-based charity foundation. Three films — Saint Ralph, A Simple Curve and La Neuvaine — will be screened at the Kumari Hall.

The Senior Trade Commissioner from the Canadian High commission, New Delhi, David Mckinnon will be the special Canadian guest at the festival. According to the organisers, the film festival is being organised to provide a platform for the Nepali film entrepreneurs to partner with TIFFG and to assist them in learning the know-how’s of movie making. Further such type of festival will also offer chances to promote Nepal as an offshore locator to TIFFG.

A special interaction programme between the organisers, the Trade Commissioner, people from film industry and media is also planned.

The funds collected during the screening, through voluntary donations, will be given to the Pashupati Bridha Ashram.