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‘Putali Ko Sapana’ up for best screenplay in Dhaka

The Annapurna Express

The Annapurna Express

‘Putali Ko Sapana’ up for best screenplay in Dhaka

Among the 11 screenplays selected, only three will receive grants and mentorship from the lab

Dhaka international film festival’s ‘West Meets East Screenplay Lab’ has selected the screenplay of a Nepali film, Putali Ko Sapana, as one of its grant and mentorship contenders. The lab, which was launched earlier this year, chose Kiran Pokharel’s script along with 11 other movies for the occasion.

Among the 11 screenplays selected, only three will receive grants and mentorship from the lab. The first, second, and third placeholders will be provided $5000, $3000, and $2000 respectively and the film concepts will be showcased at Dhaka’s ‘Film Hut’ program.

Putali Ko Sapana centers on a young girl questioning her gender identity as she finds herself trapped in an endless guerrilla warfare in the hills of Nepal.