Q. When is the entry form available?

KIMFF calls for entries on mid-April every year. One can get access to downloadable and online entry form, and regulation at our webpage. You can also submit online entry form for your film once we call for entries.


Q. How many countries\\\' films have been submitted to KIMFF?

Till October 2012, KIMFF has received entries representing 94 countries. Last three year\\\'s data shows that we receive entries from more than 45 countries every year. More specifically, KIMFF 2010 and 2012 received entries representing 62 countries and 61 countries respectively. From this, it can be said that KIMFF has been able to draw attention of filmmakers and intellectuals from around the globe.

Q. Where to submit films?

Courier Address:
Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF)
Himal Association
Narayan Gopal Sadak, Lazimpat (opp. to Mahaguthi), Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: +977 1 4440635/ 4001596

Regular Mail/ Post:
Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF)
Himal Association
PO Box: 166, Patandhoka
Lalitpur, Kathmandu, NEPAL

Q. Can we submit shorts and or features?

We do accept both shorts and features. There has been no restriction made for the films to participate in KIMFF. From our festival archives, it is obvious that we have screened both.

Q. Who judges the best films of KIMFF?

Every year KIMFF appoints three member International Jury to judge the best film of KIMFF. Juries having their background in filmmaking  are selected.

Q. What are the awards in KIMFF?

KIMFF divides film in three sections:
1. International Competition
2. Non Competitive and
3. Nepal Panorama

Three best films from International Competition are awarded with citation, memorabilia and cash prizes of USD 1500, USD 1000 and USD 500.
The best film from Nepal Panorama is provided with the cash prize of NRs. 50,000 and citation.
All the films are eligible for audience award. The award is determined by the votes of viewers. Audience award comprises of citation and mountain trophy coated with metal.

Q. Is there any prize for short films?

Till the tenth edition (KIMFF 2012), we have not made any separate category/ prize for short films. However, short films are eligible for Audience award.

Q. When is the screening schedule available?

After the selection list is out by late October, we invite filmmakers to represent their films during the festival. After confirming their arrival and departure date, we do fix the screening schedule as suitable to them. Thus, screening schedule is published  by third week of November.

Q. Does KIMFF return the screening copy?

KIMFF returns the screening copies of the film. After the completion of festival, KIMFF sends email in order to confirm the delivery address. After confirming the address, KIMFF couriers the screening copies.
If interested, one can also donate the screening copy to KIMFF\\\'s archive.

Q. What is Nepal Panorama?

In order to showcase and promote young Nepali filmmakers KIMFF has created a special section Nepal Panorama whereby films selected from Nepali entries are screened. The best of the selection gets a cash prize sponsored by Film Development Board Nepal. 
After the entries are received, Selection Panel members go through all the films. The selection members separate the Nepali film whether to keep in International Competition or Nepal Panorama section. The films with better quality are placed under International Competition and rest of the selected Nepali films are screened under Nepal Panorama.

Q. Does KIMFF sponsor the travelling and accomodation cost during the festival?

As KIMFF is organized by non profit organization, we do not have sufficient funds to sponsor the travelling cost of the filmmakers. But, KIMFF can assist the filmmakers by providing them a letter to find the sponsor for their travel. However, KIMFF provides the filmmaker with the accommodation facilities for five nights and six days during the festival period.

Q. Can I present my film during the festival?

If your film gets selected, you are officially invited to attend the festival and respond the audience queries during post screening interaction program.

Q. What should be the format of screening copy?

We require Mini DV and/or Flash Drive of the film. Both NTSC and PAL (preferable) are ok.

Q. What is Travelling KIMFF?

Every year a specially curated package of films including the best of KIMFF, travels to the Nepali hinterland to promote intercultural dialogue and enhance audio-visual literacy among viewers. Thousands of people in the interiors benefit from the screenings who otherwise would not have the opportunity to see the films.

Q. How many Countries films has been submitted to KIMFF?

So far, KIMFF has received films from following 94 countries:

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Argentina
  3. Armenia
  4. Australia
  5. Austria
  6. Azerbaijan
  7. Bahrain
  8. Bangladesh
  9. Belgium
  10. Bhutan
  11. Bolivia
  12. Bosnia and Herzgovina
  13. Brazil
  14. Bulgaria
  15. Burma
  16. Cameroon
  17. Canada
  18. Chile
  19. China
  20. Colombia
  21. Congo
  22. Croatia
  23. Czech Republic
  24. Denmark
  25. Dominican Republic
  26. Ecuador
  27. Egypt
  28. Finland
  29. France
  30. Georgia
  31. Germany
  32. Greece
  33. Hungary
  34. Iceland
  35. India
  36. Indonesia
  37. Iran
  38. Iraq
  39. Ireland
  40. Israel
  41. Italy
  42. Japan
  43. Kenya
  44. Kyrgyzstan
  45. Maldives
  46. Latvia
  47. Lebanon
  48. Lesotho
  49. Liberia
  50. Lithuania
  51. Luxembourg
  52. Mexico
  53. Morocco
  54. Montenegro
  55. Myanmar
  56. Nepal
  57. Netherlands
  58. New Zealand
  59. Nigeria
  60. Northern Ireland
  61. Norway
  62. Pakistan
  63. Palestine
  64. Peru
  65. Philippines
  66. Poland
  67. Polynesia
  68. Portugal
  69. Puerto Rico
  70. Romania
  71. Russia
  72. Rwanda
  73. Serbia
  74. Singapore
  75. Slovakia
  76. Slovenia
  77. Somalia
  78. South Africa
  79. South Korea
  80. Spain
  81. Sri Lanka
  82. Sweden
  83. Switzerland
  84. Syria
  85. Taiwan
  86. Thailand
  87. Turkey
  88. Uganda
  89. UK
  90. Ukraine
  91. Uruguay
  92. USA
  93. Venezuela
  94. Vietnam

Q. How do I travel to Kathmandu?

If you are from other than India, do take a ticket to Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. Taxis are available at the airport to reach your destination.
If you are from India, do travel in a public bus (you can hire vehicles if you want) either from Bhairahawa or Birgunj. You can reach Kathmandu after 8 hours. You can also arrive in Kathmandu through air.

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