Dilip Rayamajhi and Keki Adhikari bring it! Photo: ZapStudio
Aarpan Thapa with well-wishers Photo: ZapStudio
Aarpan Thapa with well-wishers Photo: ZapStudio
Aryan Sigdel and Jiwan Luitel with fans Photo: JPTHK
Aryan Sigdel and Jiwan Luitel with fans Photo: JPTHK
Bhuwan KC and son Anmol KC Photo: JPTHK
Bhuwan KC and son Anmol KC Photo: JPTHK
Bhuwan KC! Photo: ZapStudio
Bhuwan KC! Photo: ZapStudio
Deepak Raj Giri! Photo: ZapStudio
Deepak Raj Giri! Photo: ZapStudio
Dilip Rayamajhi and Keki Adhikari bring it! Photo: ZapStudio
Dilip Rayamajhi and Keki Adhikari bring it! Photo: ZapStudio
The Cinestars unite for a performance. Photo: ZapStudio
The Cinestars unite for a performance. Photo: ZapStudio
Jharana Thapa arrives! Photo: JPTHK
Jharana Thapa arrives! Photo: JPTHK
Looking amaze! Photo: ZapStudio
Looking amaze! Photo: ZapStudio
Karishma Manandhar receives "samman" Photo: ZapStudio
Karishma Manandhar receives “samman” Photo: ZapStudio
Beaut ladies on the red carpet Photo: ZapStudio
Beaut ladies on the red carpet Photo: ZapStudio
Nir Shah with Malina Joshi Photo: JPTHK
Nir Shah with Malina Joshi Photo: JPTHK
Malina Joshi performing away. Photo: ZapStudio
Malina Joshi performing away. Photo: ZapStudio
Namrata Shrestha - wearing Tenzin Tseten Bhutia. Photo: ZapStudio
Namrata Shrestha – wearing Tenzin Tseten Bhutia. Photo: ZapStudio
Popular Actress Namrata Shrestha! Photo: ZapStudio
Popular Actress Namrata Shrestha! Photo: ZapStudio
The Nepali cinema ladies! Photo: ZapStudio
The Nepali cinema ladies! Photo: ZapStudio
Rajesh Hamal with fans Photo: JptHK
Rajesh Hamal with fans Photo: JptHK
Ramesh Kharel at NEFTA! Photo: ZapStudio
Ramesh Kharel at NEFTA! Photo: ZapStudio
Reecha on the red carpet! Photo: ZapStudio
Reecha on the red carpet! Photo: ZapStudio
The UMA Actress - Reecha Sharma! Photo: ZapStudio
The UMA Actress – Reecha Sharma! Photo: ZapStudio
Saugat Mall and Dayahang Rai. Photo: ZapStudio
Saugat Mall and Dayahang Rai. Photo: ZapStudio
Actor in a comedy role - Wilson Bikram Rai. Photo: ZapStudio
Actor in a comedy role – Wilson Bikram Rai. Photo: ZapStudio

The seventh NEFTA (Nepal Film Technician Association) Nepali Film Award recently took place in Hong Kong and here are the photos from the event! The photos are from JPTHK.COM and Zap Studio! Many actors were present at the award function including Rajesh Hamal, Bhuwan KC, Karishma Manandhar, Namrata Shrestha, Dayahang Rai, Saugat Malla, Reecha Sharma, Wilson Bikram Rai, Dilip Rayamajhi and Keki Adhikari. The Nepali celebrities are looking pretty good!! There were performances by Malina Joshi, Nandita KC, Keki Adhikari, Jharana Thapa, Dilip Rayamajhi and more.

I quickly browsed through the list of winners and damn, the list is long!! Was everyone promised an award each? Lol. The event looks pretty lavish; if only they invested all that money into making good Nepali films that actually worked. I wish Nepali film awards such as these took place in Nepal, outside of Kathmandu because that is where the Nepali audiences are. Having such award shows in Malaysia and Hong Kong is good in a sense that the actors and the Nepali film industry figures get to meet people out of Nepal and the people there also get a glimpse of the cine industry that we have but in reality, many Nepalis outside of Nepal have limited access to watching recent Nepali films. Nonetheless, here’s to hoping that by having such events abroad – figures from the industry are able to create links and network for the better of Nepali films midst the diaspora community!

The next NEFTA Film Award is set to take place in the UK in July 2015. This is going to be interesting. I don’t know if people will be as interested in a Nepali film award event in the UK as compared to Malaysia and Hong Kong. But I hope the young and happening actors make it!

PS. The first ever International Nepali Film Award will take place in Hong Kong on 26th Oct! Expect another dose of Nepali film awards in HK. LOL.

The Winners (for the full list of winners – click here):

Popular Actor: Jiwan Luitel
Popular Actress: Namrata Shrestha
Best Actor: Aarpan Thapa (Dhanda)
Best Film: Dhanda
Best Director: Sudarshan Thapa (Dhanda)
Best Actress: Keki Adhikari (Biteka Pal)
Best Debut Actor: Gaurav Pahari (Manjari)
Best Debut Actress: Pooja Sharma (Madhumas)
Film of the year: Chha Ekan Chha
Jury’s Choice: Mokshya
Debut Director: Suraj Bhusal
Child Actor: Anubhav Regmi (Nai Nabhannu La 2)
Actor in a comedy role: Wilson Bikram Rai (Producer)
 
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