9th- 13th December 2021
Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Nepal

Get ready for the 19th Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (kimff) from December 9-13, 2021as always organised by the Himal Association. kimff 2021 will screen timely, engaging and exciting films about mountain communities, sports, the environment, cultures and societies from around the globe. kimff 2021 will celebrate the complexity and diversity of mountain life with a special focus on stories that reflect the realities of mountain communities in sustaining and protecting their natural environment, especially in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Following a difficult and challenging time for communities across the globe, the kimff team is optimistic that the situation will improve and we can celebrate a return to normalcy during our festival in December. We plan to host a hybrid festival that allows live theatre screenings while observing health guidelines, with live audiences, and opportunities to build camaraderie among the film community. Simultaneously, we will build on the success of our virtual festival in 2020 to continue online programs engaging both national and global audiences. 

We invite you to submit your films created in the last two years for kimff 2021. We look forward to your involvement in kimff 2021. 

The entry form can be download here


Submission guidelines are available here.


The submission deadline for entries is 1 September 2021.

Interested filmmakers are requested to mark the following timeline:

1 January 2019:                 Films made after this date are eligible  

1 September 2021:           Last date for submission of entry

17 October 2021:             Final selection of entries

17 November 2021:         Last date for submission of final print

9-13 December 2021:      Celebrating kimff 2021

For further information, please contact us here.