Film fest on climate change

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

Speaking at a function organised to make the announcement of the competition Andrew Hall, British ambassador to Nepal, on Monday said that the entire mountainous region of Nepal was affected by climate change. 'Though emission of green gases is negligible in Nepal, it cannot be an exception at a time when the world community is heeding climate change as a serious challenge for humanity’, added Hall. Bansanta Thapa, executive director of Himal Association and coordinator of the competition, expressed his gratitude at being a part of the competition. He announced that winners’ films will be screened at Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival which is scheduled to begin from December 10, 2009.

Interested candidates should submit the nomination form no later than August 24 and the film should be no longer than three minutes. The winner would be given Rs. 60, 000 while first runner up and second runner up will be awarded Rs. 40, 000 and Rs. 30, 000 respectively.