The Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (kimff) will take place from 9-13 December in Kathmandu, the cultural and cosmopolitan capital of the Himalayan region. By screening some of the most recent and exciting films about mountain people, cultures, societies, environment, sports and adventure from around the world.
kimff will celebrate the complexity and diversity of mountain life with a special focus on films and narratives that reflect the realities and experiences 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 countries and 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 hope to host a hybrid festival that allows live theatre screenings, interactions with audiences, and, opportunities to build camaraderie among the film community. Simultaneously, we will build on the success of our virtual festival in 2020 and continue our online component so global audiences can access kimff 2021 program from the comfort of their homes
kimff will curate a diverse range of films from Nepali and international makers for kimff 2021. All films in competition will be viewed by an international jury. Filmmakers can choose whether or not to submit their films for competition. Accepted films not selected for competition will be screened and be eligible for the Audience Award. Films made by Nepalese filmmakers will participate in ‘Nepal Panorama’, a separate showcase of Nepali entries. The objective of ‘Nepal Panorama’ is to promote Nepali films and nurture the local film community in all genres.
In the presence of filmmakers, film enthusiasts, critics, scholars, authors, journalists, artists, activists and mountaineers, the festival will include discussion forums, on-demand screenings, guest lectures, and exhibitions of books and photographs, and, workshops for filmmakers.