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Extreme sports, adventure, religion, or distinct cultural practices, human beings relate with mountains in a myriad of ways. In a world whose character and landscapes are rapidly changing, our relationship with mountains is only getting broader, subtler, and more intricate. The growing diversity and complexity of this relationship is what Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF) seeks to explore.

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"Seismic Shift" Short Film Competition

Submission deadline: 27th November 2015

Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KiMFF) invites entries to “Seismic Shift” a short film competition about stories of how Nepalis responded during and after the earthquakes. The short film must include first hand video footage shot during and after the earthquakes of April 25th and May 12th. The footage can be shot on any video devices, including mobile or smart phones.

We are looking for stories of how Nepalis responded during the quake and the days immediately afterwards. The footage can include oral testimonies, personal stories, community initiatives or social media initiatives to provide relief and to rebuild Nepal.

Films submitted should be innovative, sharp, and provocative. They should be original concepts and make use of innovative techniques.

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Online Photography Competition

You are invited to submit your entries on line to Kimff Photography Competition. These will then be displayed each month at some point during the month you and your friends can vote online for selecting the winning image in each section. The winners will be held over, the following month the process will be repeated. In November all entries will be displayed on line and the final judging will take place by you- the photographers.
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The competition has four sections

  • Culture and Religion
  • Landscapes
  • Faces
  • Urban


  • Maximum entries 2 images per section per month
  • Voting two votes per person per section
  • You will be the judges- Judges word is final!


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