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.
First Prize: The Second Summit by Hugo Saunders.
Second Prize: Sophie Lavaud, Lady 8000 by Lisa Roosli.
Third Prize: Yukon, Un Reve Blanc (Yukon, A White Dream) by Mathieu Le Lay.
Special Jury Mention: Au-dela des hautes vallees (Far Beyond the Pasturelands) by Maude-Plante-Husaruk/ Maxime Lacoste- Lebuis.
Kumari: A Father's Dream by Sean O'Connor.
Best Documentary: The Iron Digger by Anil Budha Magar.
Tsekyi Sherpa Best Fiction: Wheels on the Bus by Surya Shahi.
Best ICIMOD Mountain Film Award: Au-dela des hautes vallees (Far Beyond the Pasturelands) by Maude-Plante-Husaruk/ Maxime Lacoste- Lebuis.
Jury Special Mention: (सेनाको चेली) An Army's Sister by Ingi Hopo Koinch Sunuwar.
(हजुर)Yes by Pinki Sris Rana.
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