The Nepal leg of 60 Seconds International Film Festival (60 SIFF) was held with much fanfare on May 20 and 24 at Cine-De Chef, CTC Mall, Sundhara. Organised by Open Space Nepal (OSN) in collaboration with Morango Films, the festival had two rounds- VIP screening on the first day and Special screening on the second.
Over 400 entries of short films were made by more than 40 countries. Out of the 48 ‘one-minute’ long films that were showcased, 14 were from Nepal. The movies were produced on the prescribed themes such as peace, interfaith, water, creative, fiction, comedy, environment, democracy, innovation, colours of your country, conflict, and tolerance.
Twenty-five-year-old Dikesh Khadgi Shahi’s Life is just a File was awarded the ‘Best Film’ at the closing of the film festival on Tuesday (May 24, 2016). Within 60 seconds, the film depicts how our lives are bound by different kinds of certificates that we feel the need to accumulate over the years till our death.
The annual event aims to engage aspiring filmmakers from all around the globe to exhibit their work on various socially driven issues.