An exclusive VIP screening of 60 Second International Film Festival took place on Sunday 15th June at Cine De Chef in CTC Mall, Kathmandu. The 60-second films ideally focus on a particular theme and have a message to be conveyed to the audience. The Kathmandu event was organized by Open Space Nepal. The VIP screening saw the who’s who of Nepali cinema in attendance from the Maha Jodi, Nischal Basnet, Priyanka Karki, Saugat Malla and of course ME as well. You can read about my experience over on justlexlimbu.com
The festival opened it’s doors to the excited public at the Kumari Cinema on Monday 16th July.
PS. I had a wonderful time! Very impressed with the organization! And the enthusiastic volunteers and the Open Space Nepal team. Hope they continue doing well and I hope they motivate many others too. The film festival itself was really nice as it brought the focus down to the story and made many of us realize that it’s not all about owning fancy cameras – at the end of the day, its about what you are going to address, show and capture.
Photo Credits: Emdee Photography, Meiilan Photography, Abhushan Shakya, Mohit Rauniyar.
Here’s what some of the guests shared about the film festival:
Captain Vijay Lama (Pilot/Personality/Actor)
“Classy event up to standard! Kudos to all those young and up coming youths involved in it. Abdus Miya and his team was simply awesome!
Keep up the good work..our nation needs you all for better future!!”
Nischal Basnet (Director/Actor)
” You guys are doing great… I’m amazed by the amount of effort you guys put and pull off such events with such huge personalities and yet be able to make it go so smooth…. keep it up”
Narottam Aryal (Educationist)
“It was amazing! It shows that our youths are much ahead of us and we need to learn a great deal from them-positivity, energy, creativity, passion and ambition. Many congratulations to the whole Open Space team and thank you so much for the invitation.”
Narayan Puri (Director)
“You are our pride. We are always with you. Keep it up”
Saurav Jyoti (Businessman)
“Was very well organised. Congratulations!”
“I was very impressed and for sure overwhelmed with how the event was organised.”
Dr. Bharat Rawat (Cardiologist)
“Hi, What a wonderful event ! Congrats to you and your team”
Samriddhi Rai (Journalist)
“Good effort from your team Abdus. Wishing you the best for more. Will surely come and support you guys when you need it.”
Keki Adhiari (Actress)
“I am honored to be part of it. You guys are going really well..inspiring every young goers”
Alok Thapa (Journalist)
“Any job done with dedication is always a source of inspiration – mighty impressed by the youth-brigade that I got to see in action yesterday… and of course the films were icing on the top. Bravo guys.”
Pawan Adhikari (Organizer: Eka Deshma )
“You guys are awesome. I liked the management and team work. Great Spirit.”