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Ekadeshma Iinternational Short Film Festival

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Press Release as on 7th November 2016.

Ekadeshma Iinternational Short Film Festival is a pioneering industry for short films for Nepal and around the world. Initiated in October 2012, this is the fourth edition with 79 compelling and distinctive stories from all over the world. This festival is followed by interactive panel discussions in cinema’s contemporary landscape. This year, the stories are about self-revelations and social struggles portrayed through the artistry of the student film makers and established directors as well.

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The event has been scheduled from 11th to 13th November 2016 (26th to 28th Kartik 2073) at QFX Kumari Cinema, Kamal Pokhari. In addition to theater projections this year, Ekadeshma will venture outdoors in the form of after dark screenings, at Kirtipur grounds and Bouddha Nath stupa focused on growth, ambitions, and resilience of the communities that were severely affected by the 2015 Nepal earthquake.

The thematic focus is on ‘AND LIFE GOES ON’ which is also a tribute to the passing of Abbas Kiarostami and his phenomenal cinematic abilities. This theme is also a salute to the perseverance and never dying spirit of the Nepali people.

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The main areas of focus are:
Changing perspective: This section focuses on an unconventional form of expression, strong in depth imagination, and a focused narrative style by talented filmmakers. The films in this section imbue the spirit of unrelenting perseverance and shows how revelation of thought takes lives out of servitude into freedom.

Enter the dragon: this section features the young and rapidly growing Bhutan film industry.as, Nepali independent film industry recognizes and shares resonance with Bhutan’s emergence as a pertinent part of independent filmmaking Ekadeshma celebrates Bhutans exciting endeavors and is glad to present six films that reflect the new wave.

Love letters: this year Ekadeshma is also feature short films that tell lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) stories from all over the world. It offers a unique point of view as they attempt to break away from the stereotypes, clichés, and character archetypes that are often viewed through the heteronormative lens.

Future of cinema: it also seeks to allow opportunities for students and emerging filmmaker to channel their technical and creative expertise through cinema. Here, the films screened are made by students from various film schools that have competed as a part of their curriculum.

The panel consists of distinguished names in filmmaking like: Sophie Bourdon, Paolo Bertolin, Min Bahadur Bham, Ram Krishna Pokharel, Thierry Jobin, Tsering Rhitar Sherpa, Subarna Thapa, Pinky Gurung, Yuvakar Rajkarnikar, and Bharat Man Shrestha. The panel discussion are scheduled for November 12th and 13th.

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Association with:
Promoters: Nepal tourism board, Ghumphir Barsa

Sponsors: Ruslan, Highlights Nepal

Supporters: film development board, popcorn pictures, Icefall technologies, Oscar International College, Sooney films, QFX Cinemas, Red bull, Aslesha Entertainment.

Hospitality Partner: Radisson Hotel, Icefall Adventures, Sangrila Hotel.

Media Partner: Hamropatro

App Partner: My city pulse

Outdoor screening: Solar Cinema

Website Partner: Herna Jaam

Clothing Partner: Kido Wears

Festival Partner: Gauthali Entertainment

For more information please visit: www.ekadeshma.org

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