The first Everest International Film Festival held on January 10,2020 aimed providing a common platform for the cinemas of world to project the excellence of the film art, contributing to the understanding and appreciation of film cultures of different nations in the context of their social and cultural ethos and promoting friendship and cooperation among people of the world.
The film festival held on Siliguri, had a huge crowd of Actors, Actresses, Director, producers . The program took place on ” Uttar Bang Marwadi Palace” where films of different languages, cultures and social differences were shown. The event was inaugurated by Dr. P. D Bhutia, R. K Goyal and other guests.
The Director of Festival Shree Sanjay Kumar Verma and Festival Chairperson Shree Mohan Das said ” Today in this festival different short movies, picture films, documentary will be shown”. The films of India, Poland, Nepal, America and Turkey were participated in the Film Fest. The festival was held to certify with respect to the film of the film industry. Out of 100 films, 28 selected films were shown where short films, picture films, web series & music album were selected. The festival was held between 17 different countries.
In the 1st Everest International Film Festival Mr. Kiran Khatiwada was awarded for the Best Debut Director for his work on Bonodal ( The Change) First Historic Award winning indigenous santhali feature film Bonodal ( The Change ) . He represented our country Nepal in international platform which is a supreme thing to the Nepalese people. Till today, the Bonodal
( The Change ) has won altogether 3 awards i. e. Best Debut director ( Everest International Film Festival 2020 ), Best Cinematography ( 8th Santhali Film RASCA Awards 2017 ), Best Jury Film ( 8th Santhali & Regional Film Festival AISFA 2017 ) & Nominated in 11 category .Till now Bonodal is not released the makers are planning only for special shows and award festivals .
Mr. Khatiwada says “I have worked very hard for this day, today I am very happy for my achievements & I felt so proud to receive award in front of my father and mother “. Now, Khatiwada will be getting into the Bollywood industry with his upcoming Hindi Feature title hold ” Tujhsa Zameen Pe Kahan “.