KATHMANDU,March 13: In a star studded event held at the Soaltee Crown Plaza on Saturday the fourth Nepal Film Technicians Award (NEFTA) saw artistes of the Nepali film fraternity being honored in 31 categories.
The NEFTA for life time achievement was awarded to veteran cinematographer Shyam Mohan Shrestha and production controller Narayandwaj Pant.
They were felicitated by social worker Anuradha Koirala.
The top winner at the award function however was Chodi Gaye Paap Lagla(CGPL) bagging five awards in five different categories.
Ujwal Ghimire who won the title for the best director for the film was ecstatic and mentioned that he was humbled by the effort and felt more responsible.
The award was judged by a jury consisting of writer Mohan Niraula, cinematographer Narendra Pradhan, journalist Bijayratna Tuladhar and Shantiprya, industrialist Biswesh Shrestha and drama director Prabharkar Dev Sharma.
The event was made memorable by dazzling performances by actresses Karishma Mandhar, Srijana Basnet and actor and director Sobhit Basnet.
And the winners are:
Best Makeup- Shyam Baral (Jivan Mrityu)
Best Dress Designer-Meera Rana (Kusume Rumal)
Best Art Director-Raju Painter (Kusume Rumal)
Best Sound Mixing-Sanjay Shrestha (Hifajat)
Best Background Music- Dinesh Sunar (Jivan Mrityu)
Best Dialogue-Shiva Regmi (Kaha Bhetiyela)
Best Screenplay-Bikash Acharya (Afno Manche Afnai Huncha)
Best Lyrics-Sundar Shrestha (Kaha Bhetiyela)
Best Arranger-Maharaj Thapa (Naina Resam)
Best Female Singer-Sangeeta Rana (Batuli)
Best Male Singer-Ramkrishna Dhakal (Chodi Gaye Paap Lagla)
Best Child Artist- Ishant Raut (Pahilo Pahilo Maya)
Best Comedy Artist-Neer Shah (Kaha Bhetiyela)
Best Supporting Actress-Arunima Lamsal (Afno Manche Afnai Huncha)
Best Supporting Actor-Ramit Dhungana
Best Female Character Artist- Mithila Sharma (Daag)
Best Male Character Artist-Desh Bhakta Khanal
Best Dance Director-Govinda Rai (Maya Ta Maya Ho)
Best Fight Director-N.B Maharan (Daag)
Best Story-Binod Aryal (Maya Ta Maya Ho)
Best Music-Mahesh Khadka (Pahilo Pahilo Maya)
Best Editing-Raj Nath Panta (Chodi Gaye Paap Lagla)
Best New Male Artist-Niraj Baral (Kusume Rumal)
Best New Female Artist-Nisha Adhikari (Naina Resam)
Best New Director-Sudarshan Thapa (Mero Euta Sathi Cha)
Best Cameraman-Deepak Bajracharya (Chodi Gaye Paap Lagla )
Best Negative Role- Sunil Dutta Pandey(Daag)
Best Actor- Aryan Sigdel (Mero Euta Saathi Cha)
Best Actress-Rekha Thapa (Hifajat)
Best Film- Keshav Bhattarai (Chodi Gaye Paap Lagla)
Best Director-Ujwal Ghimire (Chodi Gaye Paap Lagla)