TNFF 2017 Awards

Press Release: April 3rd, 2017   For Information: Niyati Adhikari Email:   TNFF 2017 AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED   Toronto, ON - The Eighth Annual Toronto Nepali Film Festival (TNFF) successfully concluded on April 2nd, 2017.  The festival took place at Innis Town Hall, University...

Maanis Haraayeko Suchanaa - The Shadow of the Wind

This documentary displays the yearning search of a young girl, Ashmita. Throughout her journey she witnesses the everyday activities and struggles of the people she encounters.


DUST is an ethnographic film about the children working in brick-kiln areas in Nepal. Every year during winter, thousands of Nepalis and Indians migrate to various parts of Nepal to work in brick factories. Many of these laborers are children who drop out school, engage in hard labor and never...

107.2 Mhz

This documentary captures the resilience of Radio Melamchi, a community based FM station situated at Sindhupalchowk, who helped people after the devastating earthquake, despite being victims themselves.

Dhago (The Thread)

Dhago addresses the uncanny supernatural tale of a husband struggling to let go of his dead wife. This film ties to the superstitious beliefs in Nepal among the working class population in the region of Sauraha.

Daughters of the Curved Moon

This documentary captures the journey of a young woman, Nisha, as she challenges the traditional ideologies in her community. The documentary shows the way women’s lives are still bound by Hindu societal structure in Jumla, Nepal.

Heaven is Black

This is a chilling short film about three children’s perception of heaven. Among the boys, Buddhi decides to go heaven. The film captures the extensive efforts that show the naivety in taking life for granted.

In search of Devaki

This documentary exposes a tragic custom that prevails in far western Nepal, where, in the name of religion, young girls from impoverished families are offered in temples for prostitution.

My Claire

When a broken man deteriorates after his wife’s passing, she returns to reconcile with his son and help him move on in his life.


The film Dhyangro, adapted around the destitution of rural Nepal, is the story of an uneducated farmer whose belief that the fate of his dying son rests in the hands of god is shaken when his local shaman refuses his cries for help.