Kimff 2024

The kimff team is pleased to announce the 21 st edition of the Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (kimff) which takes place from May 29 – June 2, 2024 in Kathmandu, the cultural and cosmopolitan heart of the Himalayan region and recognized as a Creative City of Film by the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. Since 2000, kimff has featured a diverse array of films from around the world, focusing on mountain communities and cultures. The festival has screened hundreds of films and facilitated discussions addressing a range of issues, from the political resilience of mountain communities to the rise of identity politics in adventure sports, and the impacts of climate change on highland regions. The festival now showcases a spectrum of documentaries, feature films, adventure cinema, experimental shorts, anthropological narratives and animation from the Himalayan region as well as other parts of the world. It spotlights films of human interest and exceptional uniqueness, to foster a culture of creativity and original storytelling in line with kimff’s mission of ‘Bridging Cultures and Societies through the Power of Story’.

kimff is organized by the KIMFF Foundation, a private, not-for-profit sharing company dedicated to cultivating an informed, dynamic and resilient Nepali society.

We invite you to submit your films created in the last two years for kimff 2024.

Seize Your Moment at kimff 2024!

Important Dates

Date Event
1 January 2022 Films made after this date are eligible for the festival
23 November 2023 Call For Entries
5 January 2024 Early bird Deadline
2 February 2024 Regular Deadline
10 March 2024 Late Deadline
12 April 2024 Announcement of Selected Films
26 April 2024 Last date for submission of final print


International Competition

Best Feature Fiction – $1500
Best Feature Documentary – $1500
Best Short Fiction – $1000
Best Short Documentary – $1000
Best ICIMOD Mountain Film – $1000 (applicable to films & filmmakers from the Hindukush

Nepal Panorama

Best Documentary – Nepali Rs. 1,00,000
Nepal Panorama Best Fiction – Nepali Rs. 1,00,000
Audience Award – Nepali Rs. 100,000

For more information, please contact:

Kimff Secretariat
Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (kimff)
540 Narayan Gopal Sadak, Lazimpat
Kathmandu – 2, Nepal

Tel.: +977-1-4540635
Email: [email protected]