Jun 15, 2024

Kathmandu officially joins UNESCO Creative Cities Network for film

Kathmandu officially joins UNESCO Creative Cities Network for film

KATHMANDU, May 23:The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has awarded a certificate Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) as a new member of the 'Creative City of Film'.

Michael Croft, the president of UNESCO Nepal, presented Sunita Dangol, the metropolis' deputy head, with a certificate of creative membership during a ceremony in Kathmandu. On that occasion, the Creative City logo was also revealed.

While presenting the certificate, UNESCO chief Croft stated that Kathmandu's film industry had great promise. He stated that, while many investors are focused on energy, there is also a need for development in soft power areas such as movies.

According to Deputy Chief Dangol, the metropolis would use stakeholder knowledge and skills. She stated that this information and talents would also be provided to the international network.

On that occasion, the metropolis contacted the film associations and began a debate about how the concept of the creative city could be implemented. Participating filmmakers presented working papers and made suggestions.

In October 2080, UNESCO designated Kathmandu as a creative city of film. The Creative Cities Network comprises 55 cities worldwide, including Kathmandu.

UNESCO identified 55 new cities throughout seven creative zones. These creative fields include crafts and folk art, design, film, gastronomy, literature, media arts, and music.