KATHMANDU, Oct 18 - Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has won the Jury Prix award at the Tourfilm 2006 held on Oct 3-7, 2006, according to NTB.
Tourfilm, the world?s oldest festival of films and videos on tourism is organized yearly by the Festival Committee (Comit? International des Festivals du Film Touristique), Czech Republic, which consists of Czech Tourism and the partner organizations, a statement issued by NTB said Wednesday.
Naturally Nepal, the promotional video (Montage) produced by NTB has given Nepal the award in Category I comprising videos and films appointed to presentations of countries, national boards, regions and cities.
This is NTB?s third prize in CD and Documentary category. In 2000 and 2006 too, NTB had received the PATA Gold Award in the CD ROM category, the statement added.
The winning video is 5 minutes 35 seconds long. It introduces the viewer to the ample products of the country ranging from culture to nature and pilgrimage to adventure. Within its short span it captures the theme of the New Nepali Tourism Brand- "Unleash Yourself: Naturally Nepal, Once is not enough".
Niranjan Jung Thapa, independent film producer had made the short video with the vision and details outlined by the PR and Publicity Department of NTB.