KIMFF from May 29

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By A staff Reporter,Kathmandu, May 17: The 21st edition of Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (Kimff) is scheduled to be held from May 29 to June 2 at the City Hall and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB).

Issuing a press release on Thursday, Nishita Thapa Magar, the festival coordinator informed that more than 60 films from 22 countries will be screened at the Kimff .

Co-hosted by Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Kimff will include diverse and compelling stories under the festival tagline “Echoes of Change”.

While kimff’s international programme includes documentaries, fiction, shorts, and experimental films, its Nepal Panorama section will showcase exciting films by local talents that spotlight stories about contemporary Nepal.

Kimff will open with the Asia Premiere of The Tiger’s Nest, a film by Italian director Brando Quilichi.  Filmed on location in Nepal, the film is about a young boy who embarks on an adventure across the country to save a tiger’s cub from poachers. 

Kimff will celebrate the centennial year of pioneering attempts on Everest with a film screening and photo exhibition Everest – By Those Who Were There 1921, 1922, 1924.

Kimff will celebrate 50 years of Nepal- Korea friendship with a special screening of films from Ulju Mountain Film Festival Korea that reflect similarities between the two countries despite differences in language and culture.

The Kimff 2024 jury comprises director/producer Dina Mufti (UK), anthropologist Dr. Suresh Dhakal (Nepal), film editor Regina Baertschi (Switzerland). 

The jury will decide the Best Film in the international category of feature fiction (3 shortlisted), feature documentary (11 shortlisted), short fiction (7 shortlisted) and short documentary (7 shortlisted), and, best documentary (13 shortlisted) and best fiction (16 Shortlisted) in Nepal Panorama section. 

In the international category, the prizes are $ 1500 for best feature documentary, $ 1000 for best short documentary, $ 1500 for best feature fiction and $ 1000 for best short fiction. The best documentary and best fiction film in Nepal Panorama will receive Rs. 100,000 each respectively. The Audience Award is Rs. 100,000.  

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