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Kathmandu: The 7th edition of the ‘Nepal-US International Film Festival’ has started in Maryland, USA.

The festival kicked off with the US premiere of the film ‘Gaun Ayeko Bato‘ by Director Nabin Subba. A total of 35 films, documentaries, short movies, and animation from Nepal, the US, Iran, Germany, Pakistan, and 11 other countries will be screened in the film, festival Director Purna Singh Baraili said.

The festival has been organized to connect the art, culture, tradition, and knowledge of Nepal and the US through movies. The films chosen for this edition are those that tell stories of Nepali’s ordinary life and the Diaspora, he said.

The best films will be awarded from among those screened at the festival, which will last until 23. 

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Actor Dayahang Rai said that such events will help in the promotion of Nepali films. “The festival organized by Nepalis living in the US will increase the audience of Nepali movies.” 

The festival is organized by the Nepal US Film Society.