Belmaya’s films were screened to a highly appreciative international audience – many of them experienced filmmakers – at the Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival.
Ramyata Limbu, KIMFF Director, thanked Belmaya for submitting her films to KIMFF. ‘Belmaya is a growing filmmaker and a young talent, and at KIMFF we believe that we need to hear more of women’s stories told by women. Often voices of women or our stories are told by men – by our fathers, our brothers, for older women by their sons. Not only our stories, but what we’re thinking. It’s really important that women should be able to tell their own stories because they are able to understand better.’
Nischal Oli, Art Manager of the British Council in Nepal, noted Belmaya’s natural eye and instinctive style. He wants to involve her, as a past beneficiary of the British Council through the My World, My View photo project in 2006-07, in creating content for the British Council’s 60th anniversary in Nepal in 2019. He is exploring ways of developing her creativity and skills through collaborations with other creative professionals in Nepal. This is just the start of a great flowering of creative output for Belmaya!