SUNAKALI, a story of women football, where girls are used to play football above 3500m high in the Western Nepal’s Himalayan region, where girls are struggling with their parents just to play football.
Director & Script by : Bhojraj Bhat
Concept Story: Bimal Singh Bist
Music : Kutumba
Camera : Prakash KC, Manoj Maharjan, Jeewan Shrestha
Editor : Bharat Mani Regmi
Script translator: Bishnumani Bhattarai
Promo Naration: Shibani Pandey
Produced by: Good Neighbors Nepal
Official blog partner: mysansar.com
SUNAKALI was screened as the World Premier and opening film of Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF). 2014-Dec,11-15.
1- Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF)- 2014-Dec,11-15.
Award: ‘Best ICIMOD Mountain Film Award’, with received USD 1,000
2- Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF)- 2014-Dec,11-15.
Award: 'Best Documentary Jury Mention award'
3- International Premier: Mountain Film Festival Domzale -2015, 23-27 Feb
Award: Jury award under nature and culture genre
4- Canada Premier: 6th Annual Toronto Nepali Film Festival (TNFF), 28 March
Award: Audience Choice Award, with received USD 1,000
5-Pakistan International Mountain Film Festival (PIMFF), 13-14 June, 2015
Award: 'Best Documentary Award'
6-Cinerockom International Film Festival, USA, 1-6 Sep, 2015
Award: 'Best documentary diamond award'
7-Berg Film Festival Tegernsee-Germany-21 Oct-25 Oct, 2015
First Prize(€ 1,000) in the category of ‘Mountain Life'
8- 33rd Milano International FICTS Fest, Italy-2015
GUIRLANDE D’HONNEUR, in the category of“MOVIES & TV FOOTBALL”
9- 33rd BBVA Mountain Film Festival of Torelló, Spain-2015
Best Film-MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS
10- 15th International Mountain Film Festival in Bansko, Bulgaria -2015
'The Award of the Municipality of Bansko'
11- Global Sport Media Pearl Awards, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15 Dec, 2015
3 rd Place award received 5000 $ USD cash prize in the category of 'Documentary'
12- BILBAO MENDI FILM FESTIVAL, 2015 (10-20 Dec)
BEST NATURE & CULTURE FILM award
13- Mountain & Adventure Film Festival-2016- USA
1rst Runner up, Cultural Award
14- Thinking Football Film Festival 2016- Spain
15- 7th FOOTBALL FILM FESTIVAL, Brazil
"Best Feature Documentary"
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