The Nepal America International Film Festival (NAIIF) 2019 concluded on June 30, 2019 in Maryland. The three-day festival showcased 34 Nepali and international films.
According to Nepal-America International Film Festival Director Purna Singh Baraili, the films featured under the Nepali Panorama category included Nepali and international films produced in Nepal. While the International Panorama category included other genre films such as documentaries, feature films and short movies from America, Asia and South America.
Actor Swastima Khadka starrer Bulbul was featured on the first day of the film festival. On the other hand, NAIIF concluded with a special screening of Director Prabin Syangbo’s Kathaa 72.
This year’s film festival was judged by Director Min Bahadur Bham, Rebecca Bustamina and Mimi Machado Luis. It aimed to bridge the gap between Nepali and American film culture.
The event also included some discussions and workshops related to Nepali Diaspora and Film.