Nabin Subba and Dayahang Rai Depart for the US to Attend Nepal–America Film Festival

Director Nabin Subba and actor Dayahang Rai departed for the United States on Wednesday to participate in the Nepal–America International Film Festival, which will be held from June 20 to 23 in the state of Maryland. They are attending the festival for the opening screening of their collaborative film, “Gaun Aayeko Bato.”

Subba and Rai will attend the red carpet premiere of the festival. “Gaun Aayeko Bato” will be screened on June 20 (Thursday) at the AFI Silver Theatre in Maryland. The film features lead performances by Dayahang Rai, Pashupati Rai, and child actor Prasan Rai.

It portrays the ups and downs in the relationship between a father and son after a road is constructed in their village, set against the social backdrop of the Rai community. The festival will close with the screening of “The Red Suitcase,” directed by Fidel Devkota and produced by Ramkrishna Pokharel.

The festival will screen 35 films, including feature films, documentaries, shorts, and animations, from 11 countries, including Nepal, the United States, Iran, Germany, and Pakistan. The festival will also showcase the docu-drama “Dhorpatan” directed by Rajan Kathet and Sunir Pandey, and the documentary “Diversity Plaza” directed by Kesang Tseten.

Awards will be given to the best films from those screened. The opening and closing ceremonies of the festival will be held at the AFI Silver Theatre, as announced by the organizers, the Nepal–America Film Society. Films will be screened at both the AFI Silver Theatre and the Greenbelt Theatre over the four-day festival. During the festival, there will be discussions on film and culture, a women’s panel, and a masterclass on filmmaking. These discussions are being organized with the support of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. The festival has been held annually since 2017.