Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival

09/12/2021 - 13/12/2021

kimff is an annual film festival organized by a non-profit organization, Himal Association based in Kathmandu. Every year in December, festival brings people together to discover extraordinary experiences through films from around the world.

Our primary focus is to make our society a more intellectual, knowledgeable, conscious of various local, national and international issues through audio visual. In addition to film festival, kimff organizes workshop, seminars, exhibition, and takes the festival on the road to remote places to educate and to bring positive social change.

The 18th edition of the Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival was held virtually given the unprecedented and uncertain times due to Covid-19, except few events were held at Film Development Board Nepal maintaining proper social distance along with other essentials.

kimff 2020 winners

International Competition

First Prize: The Silhouettes by  Afsaneh Salari from Iran/ Philippines.

Second Prize: The Beloved Daughters by Tiina Madisson from Finland/ Norway.

Third Prize: Baato by Lucas Millard/ Kate Stryker from USA.

Special Jury Mention: United States of Joe's by Peter Mortimer from USA.

Nepal Panorama

Best Documentary: The Snow Leopard Calling by Sonam Choekyi Lama.

Tsekyi Sherpa Best Fiction: Song of Clouds by Ankit Poudel.

Jury Special Mention: Come over for a drink Kanchhi by Sikuma Rai.

Other relavant activities:
  • Traveling kimff
  • Workshop/ Panel Discussion
  • kimff Doc Lab
  • kimff Doc Lab Live Pitch
  • Online Screening
  • Short Film Competition, etc.

Festival director: Ms. Ramyata Limbu


kimff (Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival) Himal Association, 540 Narayan Gopal Sadak, Lazimpat, Kathmandu-2 Mailing address: P.O. Box 166, Patan Dhoka, Lalitpur, Nepal