Since 2007 Kimff has screened Nepali films both fiction and non-fiction creating a separate platform entitled, “Nepal Panorama” where both young and seasoned Nepali filmmakers have brought us films that wrestle with the state of Nepal’s political and cultural landscape as only visual storytellers can. Kimff’s mission is ‘Bridging cultures and societies through the power of story’. Kimff has played a vital role in providing a forum where contemporary issues are raised and discussed through film, photography exhibits, master classes, pitch platforms and panel discussions.
In Nepal Panorama, the stories from the country’s cities and the hinterland lay bare the complexities of contemporary Nepali society. The protagonists in Supermonk charm us with their antics; while we can’t help empathizing with the men and women in Katha’72 and Ananta Yatra as they struggle to come to terms with the 2015 earthquake that devastated Nepal, and we are still shaken by the dark undertones in Curry. Then, there are films that take a deep dive into the lives of Nepali migrant workers in The Riyalists and Marisakeko Manche to show audiences the uncertainty that many workers face in search of a better life.