TNFF 2017 Program

Press Release                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          


March 11, 2017


For Information:

Niya Adhikari                                                                

Tel: 1-416-857-5317






Toronto, ON – Toronto Nepali Film Festival (TNFF) announces its 8th annual festival program to be held on Saturday, April 1 and 2, 2017. The two-day festival will take place at Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto and Noel Ryan Auditorium at the Central Library in Mississauga. Showcasing films pertaining to Nepal or Nepalis or by Nepalis, TNFF aims to bring distinctive Nepal-related narratives to Toronto’s cultural landscape. This year’s festival was programmed by jurors Subarna Thapa, Nayantara Gurung Kakshapati and Rinchen Dolma.


This year’s festival program was selected from a pool of forty-three films from Nepal, US, UK and Germany. The program consist of shorts, documentaries, fiction and feature length films. The fourteen selected films include:

  • Maya’s husk husband by Jyoti Keshar Simha Thakuri
  • Singha Durbar by Prabesh Poudel
  • Sankalpa by Santosh Dahal
  • Dadyaa (The Woodpeckers of Rotha) by Pooja Gurung and Bibhusan Basnet
  • Kalli (Silver Anklets) by Rakesh Maharjan
  • Dhyangro (The Shaman’s Drum) by Raj Kumar Rai
  • My Claire by Rajendra Thakurathi
  • In search of Devaki by Devaki Bist
  • Heaven Is Black by Raj Kumar Rai
  •  Daughters of the Curved Moon by Miranda Morton Yap and Sophie Dia Pegrum
  • Dhago (The Thread) by Eva Acharya & Sakar Pant
  • 107.2 Mhz by Rajeela Shrestha
  • Dust by Deepak Tolange
  • Maanis Haraayeko Suchanaa (The Shadow of The Wind) by Sweekar Shahn


All the selected films for TNFF 2017 will have subtitles in English. The films portray stories of Nepali people from different regions in Nepal and also from the diaspora. The program will include a documentary featuring a young woman who challenges the traditional ideologies of the people in her village. It will include a short about the way socio-political issues have impacted a young man’s mental health. Another short film will portray the way a broken man deteriorates after his wife’s passing. The program’s power lies in the ability to beautifully weave together joy, struggles and loss in lives of the characters portrayed in the films. TNFF is thrilled to bring another festival of Nepali films with something for all.