Short Film Competition

Call for Entries:“TRAVEL IS AN ATTITUDE” Short Film Competition

Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (kimff) and NepaliTravellers invite entries to “TRAVEL IS AN ATTITUDE,” a short film competition about travel perspective among Nepali youth. The short film must include first hand video footage shot during travels in Nepal. The footage can be shot on any video devices, including mobile or smart phones.

We are looking for perspectives of how Nepali youth experience travel and stories of their journeys. The film can include oral testimonies, personal stories, community initiatives or social media initiatives to encourage travels in Nepal.

Films submitted should be innovative and original in concepts.

Criteria and Timeline

Film duration: 3-5 minutes
Submission format: DVD, URL link
Submission deadline: 15 October 2018
FB Voting for Top 25 Popular Entries: October 25 to November 5
Announcement of shortlisted Top 10 Entries by Jury: 12 November
Screening and Awards: KIMFF 2018, 7-11 December
Regulations/ Entry Form/ Details can be accessed at: www.kimff.org

Awards

Winners of top three shorts will receive cash awards:

1st Prize – NRs. 25,000

2nd Prize – NRs. 15,000

3rd Prize – NRs. 10,000

Top 10 shorts will be screened at kimff 2018 (7th -11th Dec)
Top 25 popular entries will get to attend Filmmaking Masterclass at kimff 2018.

For more information Please Contact

Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (kimff)
  • 540 Lazimpat, Narayan Gopal Sadak
  • Tel: +977- 1- 4440635
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • www.kimff.org

2018 Rules and Regulations

kimff and NepaliTravellers Launch “Travel is An Attitude” Short Film Competition

“Travel is an openness to learn and a willingness to be challenged. Travel is the means and the end to awareness of self. Travel is to unravel oneself. Travel is inherently introspective. Simply put, TRAVEL IS AN ATTITUDE! ©” - Manifesto of NepaliTravellers

Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (kimff) and NepaliTravellers are excited to launch a video competition of short films that show what travel means to Nepali youth. The film can be shot on any video devices, including mobile or smart phones.

We are looking for perspectives of how Nepali youth experience travel and sights of their journeys. The film can include oral testimonies, personal stories, community initiatives or social media initiatives to encourage travels in Nepal.

CRITERIA

We believe that these stories will educate audiences about increasing travel aspirations among Nepali youth and how they find meaning in exploring people and places. We will learn about the challenges young Nepalis face in planning and experiencing their journeys. Films submitted should be innovative and original in concepts.

ENTRY CONDITIONS

  • Entry is free. Films must be of the best possible quality and will be accepted in DVD or a URL link to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 15th of October. Entries without the duly filled-in entry form will not be considered. Films once entered cannot be withdrawn. The cost of mailing the films to the competition organizers must be covered by the entrants themselves. The organizers will not be responsible for any loss, damage, and/or delay of films in transit.
  • Entrant must be a Nepali citizen or a person of Nepali origin. The entrant must be born on or after September 15, 1983.
  • Entries submitted must be entirely the entrant's own work. By participating in this competition the entrant warrants that he/she is the exclusive owner of the entry, including any copyright of the entry. Any plagiarism discovered at any stage of the competition will immediately render the entry invalid.
  • Employees of the competition organizers/ sponsors are not eligible to participate.
  • Filmmakers must give due credit to the story source/ persons/ institutions who have contributed to the film.
  • Films must not contain any obscene, unlawful or objectionable material. The film should not be discriminatory on the grounds of religion, ethnicity, caste or gender.
  • Copyright of all films submitted for this competition remains with the respective entrants. However, by entering this competition the filmmakers grant the organizers, kimff perpetual license to broadcast /screen their films during and after the competition, as and when required, for non-commercial purposes. The filmmakers will be credited during such use.
  • The dispatching of any film to the competition implies acceptance of the competition regulations. In case of any controversy on a matter not covered in the regulations, the competition organizers will decide on appropriate action. The organizer's decision shall be final.
  • If films are made in Nepali they must be subtitled or dubbed in English.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES

All entries must reach the competition organizers in Kathmandu by 4 PM on 15 October, 2018.

JURY AND AWARDS

Trophies, along with citations, will be awarded for overall excellence to the winners of the three best films, which demonstrate originality and topical relevance on the selected theme. A three member jury will also judge the films. The judges’ decision will be final.

Winners of the top three shorts will receive cash awards:

1st Prize – NRs. 25,000

2nd Prize – NRs. 15,000

3rd Prize – NRs. 10,000

Top 25 popular entries will get to attend Filmmaking Masterclass at kimff 2018.
The Top10 shorts will be screened at kimff 2018, 7-11 December.

The top ten shorts will be packaged into a DVD entitled ‘Travel is An Attitude: Perspectives of Nepali Travellers’ and will be used by kimff and NepaliTravellers for communication and outreach purposes.

For more information Please Contact

Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (kimff)
  • 540 Lazimpat, Narayan Gopal Sadak
  • Tel: +977- 1- 4440635
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • www.kimff.org

Please read the regulations carefully before filling this form. Use a separate form for each entry.
More details are available at http://www.kimff.org
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