Kathmandu, Dec 15: At the 12th edition of the Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival, Bhoraj Bhat’s ‘Sunakali’ was highly appreciated with two awards in its name. 

 The two awards included ‘Best ICIMOD Mountain Film Award’ carrying a purse of USD 1,000 and a prestigious jury award.

Sunakali,  is a narrative of a 14-year-old girl from Mugu, and her team’s victory at a national level women’s football championship held in 2013.

 Meanwhile, the documentary ‘Days of Tarap’ based on physical infrastructure and tourism development of Dolpa district  got the top prize with a USD 1,500, ‘Trees that Walk’ stood second  and ‘The Cave Connection’ got the third place with a purse of  USD 1, 000 and USD 500 respectively.

Under Nepal panorama, ‘Punte Ko Pangro’ of Sachin Ghimire was declared best under fiction category, while ‘Manish Harayeko Suchana’ became best under non-fiction category. These two films received Rs 30,000 each.

 Audience Choice Award went to ‘Butte Jama.’

British photographer Henry Iddon, US mountaineer and filmmaker David Breashears and Italian filmmaker Paola Nessi were the panel of judges for selecting the best documentaries. 

75 films were screened at the five-day festival held in the capital.