Kathmandu, December 11
The 15th edition of Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (Kimff) will begin in Kathmandu on Thursday, December 14, say the organisers.
More than 70 films from 37 countries will be screened at the five-day event to be held at QFX Kumari Cinemas in Kamalpokhari of Kathmandu.
The festival will showcase documentaries, fictions, shorts, experimental films and animations. It will feature films on adventure sports, mountaineering, lost cultures, migration, ancient lifestyles, burning social, environmental and conservation issues that affect highland communities worldwide.
“As we celebrate our 15th year we are excited by the overwhelming support and enthusiasm of the local audience which seems to get younger every year,” says Kimff Chair Basanta Thapa. “This is reflected in both youth engagement in Kimff and programming of the festival.”
Organised by Himal Association and promoted by Nepal Tourism Board, Kimff will feature 15 films in its international competition and 48 films in the non-competitive section. The “Nepal Panorama” showcase will screen 15 exciting films, both documentary and narrative, by local filmmakers.
Meanwhile, the organisers say they will also provide a pitching opportunity to documentary filmmakers with half an hour to feature length films to present their works in progress to a panel of international and local film experts and commissioners. The ‘Kimff Doc Pitch’ will be held during the festival in front of a live audience who will have a chance to learn about the filmmakers and their projects.