Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival Kathmandu, Nepal
KIMFF is an annual event organized by the Himal Association. Starting out as a biennial non competitive Festival in 2000, it turned annual and competitive in 2007. Its focus is on the issues of mountain society, culture, environment, livelihood, and adventure, but in recent years it has widened its scope, covering conflict and peace building, globalization, etc. Besides film screening workshops, lectures, a quiz contest, book and photo exhibitions are also held.
KIMFF travels to various parts of the country after the completion of the main Festival in Kathmandu.
Director: Ramyata Limbu
c/o Himal Association, Lazimpat, Kathmandu
Patan Dhoka, P.O. Box 166, Lalitpur Kathmandu, Nepal
Dutch Mountain Film Festival Heerlen, The Netherlands
The Dutch Mountain Film Festival aims to bring as many people together as possible - climbers, outdoor enthusiasts and film connoisseurs - through the medium of film, photography, visual art and music against the backdrop of mountains. The DMFF aims to foster an awareness of the beauty and vulnerability of the mountains, the diversity of mountain cultures and (the consequences of) sporting activities in and around the mountains. The DMFF singles itself out from other film festivals by placing the emphasis on artistic productions, staging an extensive cultural and sporting programme of side events, and focusing attention on new and young talent and short films.
Director: Toon Hezemans / Thijs Horbach
Korinthe 2, 6343DK Klimmen, The Netherlands
Internationales Berg & Abenteuer Film Festival Graz, Austria
The International Mountain & Adventure Filmfestival Graz was founded in 1986 by the mountaineer and film-maker Robert Schauer. Starting out as a gathering of professional producers and alpinists, it expanded to an annual happening that attracts a multitude of people. Every year a diversified programme is composed from submissions from over 30 countries. In the Festival’s international competition a jury awards the “Alpine Camera in Gold” in five categories and the “Grand Prix Graz” for the best production.
Director: Robert Schauer
c/o R. Schauer Filmproduktion GmbH,
Am Klammbach 1A, A-8044 Graz, Austria