Kirtana Banskota is an award-winning, first-generation Nepali American Filmmaker who resides in Austin, Texas. A producer, writer, director, and actor, Banskota wears multiple hats when it comes to the entertainment world. She is the founder of Banskota Productions, an international production company that celebrates entertainment all across the globe. She’s also the Co-Founder of the Nepal America Film Society, and, the Co-Founder of the Nepal America International Film Festival. With strong roots in South Asia and the US, her goal is to build bridges between cultures through cinema and entertainment. ” I just want to bring 007 to the winding roads of Nepal and see that come to life on the big screen. Imagine the majesty of the Himalaya surrounding the elegance of an Aston Martin, how grand”, she says. She was a highly theatrical child growing up which led her to adapt her first play from an Agatha Christie novel at the age of 16. She wrote and produced the very first audience interactive Bollywood theatrical production called “The Big Fat Indian Wedding” in Austin, TX. She recently co-founded the Austin South Asian Film Festival and is currently producing multiple films and tv series simultaneously. She has a background in Film Studies & Business Development and Strategy.

Partners, Affiliations & Certificates

Nepal America Film Society
Co-founder & VP
Nepal America International International Film Festival Co-founder
Producing Committee
Women in Film & Television Austin
Austin Film Society

Sparxs Studios Executive

TiE Austin
Viva Les Femme

Agni Foundation for the Arts Events Director- 2018-2019

Austin Entertainment Business
Member- Producer

Srivas Venkatesh

Websphere International
Digital partner


COVID-19 Compliance Officer
Helath Education Services