December 2, 2016 11:00 PM NPT
Photo Courtesy: KIMFF Team
Kathmandu, Dec 2: The 14th edition of Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF) is set to screen 80 films from 28 countries from December 8 at QFX Kumari Hall and at the Russian Culture Centre, Kamal Pokhari. The festival will showcase documentaries, fiction, experimental and animation movies.
This year’s festival will open with the premiere of Seto Surya (White Sun), a Nepali movie directed by Deepak Rauniyar. It is a multi generational story of a family and community who struggle to reconcile with socio-political changes in post-conflict Nepal.
The Alliance for Social Dialogue (ASD) and KIMFF will present ‘Strengthening Nepal’s Public Services’ a short film competition while KIMFF’s Nepal Panorama will showcase exciting films by local talent.
KIMFF will also feature 19 films in international competition and 48 films in the non- competitive section. Nepal Panorama will showcase 16 films, including four films from KIMFF’s doc lab. The top three prizes are US$ 1500, $1000, $500 for the international competition, cash prizes of Rs. 50,000 each for best fiction film and non-fiction category in Nepal Panorama. The top film from an ICIMOD member country will receive the Best ICIMOD Mountain Film award of $1000. KIMFF’s Audience Award Trophy will go to the film receiving the largest number of votes from viewers.
In the presence of filmmakers, film enthusiasts, critics, scholars, journalists, artists and mountaineers, the Festival will also include discussion forums, guest lectures, exhibitions and installation art projects.
The festival will run for five days, from December 8 to 12.