Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival

08/12/2022 - 12/12/2022

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 2021 winners

International Competition

First Prize: Everest - Everest - Najtazsia Cesta (The Hard Way) by  Pavol Barabáš from Slovakia.

Second Prize: Between Fire and Water by Viviana Gómez Echeverry from Colombia.

Third Prize: After Antarctica by Tasha Van Zandt from USA.

Special Jury Mention: Village Des Femmes (Village of Women) by Tamara Stepanyan from Armenia/France.

Nepal Panorama

Best Documentary: God’s Buffalo by Bishnu Kalpit.

Tsekyi Sherpa Best Fiction: Yet Another Winter by Kiran Shrestha.

Best ICIMOD Mountain Film Award: God’s Buffalo by Bishnu Kalpit.

Jury Special Mention: The Big Headed Boy, Shamans & Samurais by Bibhusan Basnet and Pooja Gurung.

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