Film contest on climate change

KATHMANDU: The British Embassy, British Council Nepal and DFID are jointly organising a five-day UK-Nepal Climate Change Short Film Competition in Kathmandu beginning August 28.

Andrew Hall, British Ambassador to Nepal, made the announcement at a function today. He stressed the impact of climate change on Nepal’s fragile mountains and the entire mountainous region. “Though emission of greenhouse gases is negligible in Nepal, the country can’t be an exception at a time when the world community is taking the climate change as a serious challenge against humanity,” said Hall.

Basanta Thapa, executive director, Himal Association, who is the coordinator of the competition, said the winning films would be screened at Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival, scheduled to be held from December 10. The winner will be given a cash prize of Rs 60,000, the runner-up Rs 40,000 while the third placed film will bag Rs 30,000.