Mountain Film Festival, KIMFF 2024 begins

From May 29 to June 2, over 60 films from 22 nations will be screened at City Hall and the Nepal Tourism Board as part of the 21st Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (Kimff). Kimff 2024, organized by the Kimff Foundation and co-hosted by the Kathmandu Metropolitan City, will include a broad selection of films centered on the subject Echoes of Change.

Kimff’s international program, which includes documentaries, fiction, shorts, and experimental films, promises to transport spectators across cultures and geographies. Meanwhile, the Nepal Panorama section will feature local talent and tales that capture the essence of present day Nepal.

The festival will kick off with the Asia premiere of ‘The Tiger’s Nest,’ directed by Italian filmmaker Brando Quilichi. Kimff 2024 will host a special movie and photo exhibition titled ‘Everest – Revisited 1924-2024’ to commemorate the centennial year of Everest expeditions.

In addition, the festival will commemorate 50 years of friendship between Nepal and Korea with a handpicked selection of films from Korea’s Ulju Mountain Film Festival, reflecting the two countries’ common ideals. The Kimff 2024 jury includes director/producer Dina Mufti (UK), anthropologist Dr Suresh Dhakal (Nepal), and film editor Regina Baertschi, (Switzerland).

The jury will select the best film in the international categories of feature fiction 3 are shortlisted, feature documentary 11 are shortlisted, short fiction 7 got shortlisted, and short documentary 7 are shortlisted, as well as for best documentary 13 are shortlisted and best fiction in Nepal Panorama Section 16 films got shortlisted.

The Audience Award comes with a monetary prize of Rs100,000.

The monetary prizes for international entrants range from $1,000 to $1,500, with Rs100,000 granted to the best documentary and fiction films in the Nepal Panorama section.

Tickets and season passes are for sale at Khalti.

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