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Non-profit Code for Nepal and Nepal American Film Society  proudly  announce the partnership  for the short video competition “Kata Nepali?” – titled where is Nepal/Nepali heading?. The winning videos of the competition will be screened at the Nepal-America International Film Festival in Washington DC area from 18- May to 20 May, organized by Maryland based non-profit Nepal American Film Society.

Code for Nepal is currently accepting short video submissions for the competition.The participants can submit their videos free of cost. The videos can be in English, Nepali, Bhojpuri, Maithili, or Tamang and should be no longer than 180 seconds. However, with the possibility of being screened internationally, participants are encouraged to include English subtitles for videos. 

In a nation full of diverse cultures, perspectives, and experiences, this competition seeks to discover what vision many Nepalis hold today for the future of Nepal while promoting the use of their digital resources such as cameras, cell phones, or digital platforms such as Facebook.

“The film represents the most powerful medium for portraying diverse stories of various communities around the world. This is a unique opportunity to understand Nepal’s cultural diversity and connect with each other,” says Purna Singh Baraili, Director for Nepal America International Film Festival. “ I am hopeful that Nepal America International Film Festival will work as a platform to encourage Nepali youth to explore their hopes, challenges, and dreams about Nepal through this competition.”

“The selection of videos will be based on creativity and clarity of the message,” says Roshan Ghimire, Director of Operations and Partnerships at Code for Nepal. “ I am hopeful that this opportunity to showcase short video at international film festival will encourage storytellers and filmmakers to bring forward  diverse and changing voices of Nepali society to the international audiences.”

The last day for submission is Dec 31, 2017. All participants must fill the submission form available at as well as upload their submissions on YouTube, following the directions available at the given link. 

Winners will be announced on February 14, 2017, and the first prize winner will receive Rs. 20,000, with certificates and cash prizes for second and third places as well.   


Code for Nepal is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered in the United States. Code for Nepal works to increase digital literacy and the use of open data in Nepal.

Nepal American Film Society is a 501(c) (3) compliant non-profit organization based in the United States whose mission is to bridge the world of arts and culture through cinema. The Film Society focuses on bridging the Nepali and American culture, and community through cinema by partnering with film, arts and other development organizations

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