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Recognition for Nepali Cinema  

While Nepali Cinema is yet to make a niche for itself in the international arena, some Nepali films have achieved international recognition. Among them, some of them are as follows:

Tsering Rhitar Sherpa's documentary The Spirit Doesn't Come Anymore Among, profiling an old Tibetan shaman earned the Best Film award in FILM SOUTH ASIA'97- a festival of South Asian documentary films and the best Indigenous Filmmaker of the Year at Parnu Anthropological Film Festival, Estonia.

His first feature film Mukundo was Nepal’s Official Entry for Academy Awards (OSCAR) in Best Foreign Language Film Section in 2000 and participated in various international film festivals. Mukundo is, in the filmmaker's own words, 'an expression and exploration of confusion caused by rituals and beliefs prevalent in the Nepali society.'

Navin Subba's Numafung, a beautiful tale of a subtle female revolt against the patriarchal social structure, participated in various international films festival and received several international awards.

Kesang Tseten's We Homes Chaps, featured as among highlights at the Margaret Mead International Film Festival, 2002. His documentary Machhendranath was mentioned for the Prix Nanook - Jean Rouch at the Bilan du Ethnographique, Paris, 2006

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