More than 80 films from 28 countries are going to be screened at the 14th edition of Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF). The festival will run from 8 December to 12 December at QFX Kumari cinema Hall, Kathmandu. The festival will showcase documentaries, fiction, shorts, experimental films and animation.
KIMFF in collaboration with Popcorn Pictures will open with the Nepal Premiere of Actor Dayahang Rai starrer movie White Sun (Seto Surya). Internationally acclaimed film is directed by Deepak Rauniyar. 87 minutes long film tells a story of a family and community which struggle to come to terms with political changes in post conflict Nepal.
Earlier, White Sun (Seto Surya, in Nepali) premiered at Venice International Film Festival – Italy, screened in Toronto International Film Festival – Canada and Busan International Film Festival in Korea.
This year 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 feature 20 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 US $1000. KIMFF’s Audience Award Trophy will go to the film receiving the largest number of votes from viewers.