TRAVELING KIMFF 2018 IN NEW YORK
- Nawalparasi(Butwal- twice, Parasi, Kawasoti)
- Rasuwa (Dhunchhe, Kalikasthan)
- Rolpa (twice)
- Sunsari (Dharan, Itahari)
- Udayapur (Gaighat- twice)
Since 2006, kimff has been holding the travelling component of the festival taking a package of selected films (Nepali and international) to different locations outside of Kathmandu Valley. So far, Travelling kimff has covered 47 of Nepal’s 75 districts. Travelling kimff has also been held in Hong Kong, Macau, and in New York.
Continuing this practice, in 2017 kimff plans to curate a selection of issue based and thought provoking films, both documentary and fiction, including 7 short films from the 'Strengthening Public Services in Nepal' short film competition kimff 2016. The selection encompasses a wide range of issues impacting mountain people worldwide. They focus on diverse subjects such as education, gender and women's empowerment, labour migration, how communities are coping post-quake, natural resources and environment, livelihoods, culture and lifestyle.
The films are screened in schools, local auditoriums and/or open-air venues where possible. The screenings are also accompanied by interactive discussions with the audience, facilitated by kimff personnel or local partnering organisations.
In 2014, Travelling kimff visited 10 locations in 10 districts and reached out to an estimated 40,000 people. Travelling kimff did not take place in 2015, the year of a devastating earthquake. In 2016, kimff collaborated with the US Embassy sponsored Book Bus project where a selection of films were screened across Nepal. Kimff believes that cinema can be a bridge between various cultures and societies and a powerful means of positive change.