KATHMANDU, April 17: At a time when Nepali cinema is slowly making its way to multiplexes and urban audiences, film journalists and critics from various media houses have joined hands for a collective initiative.
The movement entitled ‘Media Movement for Cinema Culture’ will work as a common platform where cinema enthusiasts will discuss and plan various issues related to the Nepali Cinema Industry.
The initiative, according to the press release, is an effort to bring forth creative and technical advancement in the field of Nepali Cinema.
At a meet organized on Tuesday, the group passed a thirteen point agreement. To build a code of conduct especially for film journalism and criticism, to support and encourage original creative and artistic film making and to help increase film literacy are among the points put forth.
The press release also states that the group will work towards proving journalists with opportunities to participate in international film festivals, to protect the right of expression in films and journalism, to encourage the local film scene and improve the industry as a whole.
Those present at the event were Dipendra Lama, Santosh Rimal and Smirtee Dhungana from Nagarik Daily, Susheel Paudel from Kantipur Daily, Anushil Shrestha from Himalmedia, Bishnu Gautam from The Rising Nepal, AbhiManyu Dixit from Indiejournalism.org , Dhurba Lamsal from Rajdhani, Manisha Neupane from The Kathmandu Post and Sahara Sharma from Republica National Daily.