TNFF 2013

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Manjushree Thapa


Manjushree Thapa is a writer from Nepal now living in Canada. She has written two novels, Seasons of Flight and The Tutor of History, a short story collection, Tilled Earth, and four books of non-fiction: The Lives We Have Lost, Forget Kathmandu (shortlisted for the Lettre Ulysses Award), A Boy from Siklis, and Mustang Bhot in Fragments. She has also compiled and translated The Country Is Yours, a collection of stories and poems by forty-nine Nepali writers. Her writing has appeared in New York Times, London Review of Books, Los Angeles Review of Books and Newsweek.


Rajee Aryal


From Kathmandu, Rajee Aryal received her BA in Computer Science and Mathematics in the United States. She worked as a software engineer for nearly a decade, maintaining a private practice in painting, drawing and writing. Her writings on the importance of Arts and Literature to an individual and the society have been published in the Kathmandu Post. Rajee is currently pursuing her MFA in Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been exhibited at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis College of Arts and Design and the Sullivan Galleries in Chicago.


Sharlene Bamboat


Sharlene Bamboat is a Toronto based mixed media artist, working predominantly in film, video and performance. Drawing on queer critique, she takes up narratives of belonging and identification in order to challenge, subvert, question, and play with the categories of the nation, race, ethnicity, gender and desire. Bamboat’s work has exhibited across Canada, Europe, India, Pakistan and the United Kingdom. She is on the programming committee of the Pleasure Dome Film & Video Collective, as well as the programmer for SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre) in Toronto.




We thank all the donors for their valuable contribution to make this event happen. They say "Little drops of water make a mighty ocean". It could not be more true for TNFF. Any contribution we receive brings us a step closer to fulfilling our objectives of supporting filmmakers we work with.

Diamond $500


Platinum $250


Gold $100

Parag Shrestha, diplama, jamie.uhrig, Richard Fung, Dr. Tulshi Dharel

Silver $50

Sabin Ninglekhu, Saugar Sainju, Man Bahadur Poudel, akishen, Sapana Sakya, sbajimaya, nepstaraj, gabriele.mallapaty, amar.sainju, prava.shrestha, kristinashrestha, Pratima Ranjit, abanskot, Pushpa Hamal

Bronze $25

drannieshrestha, kcsuraj, pratibha.shrestha, shringkhala, dristikanchi, Anjana KC, Shriya Pant, phoorpa

Copper $10

Sachet Siwakoti, Kate Walton


Mizanur, Karla Dhungana, Tim Moody, DP Basnet and Dipshika Basnet, Anjan Chhetry, Pooja Rajbhandari