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.
What started off as an biennial festival with attendance of likeminded film and adventure enthusiasts in 2000 until 2006. Since then, the festival has become an annual event and has grown into a world-class film festival that presents quality films and exposes local audiences to current trends in global independent cinema. KIMFF recognises film as a powerful medium for sharing ideas and inspiring positive change in the world. We have nurtured a generation of filmmakers exploring and documenting a broad range of social issues to present an authentic picture of contemporary Nepal.
Himal Association is a not-for-profit organization based in Kathmandu working consistently in the fields of journalism, communications, publishing, education, film festivals, and other related activities since its establishment in 1990. Its primary focus has been to make Nepal a more intellectual, a more knowledgeable society, conscious of various local, national and international issues that surround it through a variety of activities. From 1994 it got into publishing books in both English and Nepali language about socially relevant topics.