Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival


Years running: 23 (since 2000)

Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival

Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival.


Since its birth in 2000, KIMFF has evolved from a festival focusing initially on the Himalaya to one encompassing a wide range of subjects and issues that explore the diverse and complex ways in which human beings relate to mountains. KIMFF seeks to showcase films that attract peer review and critiques that lead to better documentation of mountain issues, particularly of highland regions of the developing world.


In the presence of filmmakers, film enthusiasts, critics, scholars, journalists, activists, and mountaineers, the festival will include international competition programme and discussion forums, on-demand screenings, guest lectures, exhibitions of books and photographs celebrating mountains, workshops for aspiring filmmakers.


International Competition:

  • First Prize: $2000
  • Second Prize: $1500
  • Third Prize: $1000.

Nepal Panorama:

  • Best Documentary: NRs. 50 000
  • Best Fiction: NRs. 75 000
  • Audience AwardNRs. 50,000.

Best ICIMOD Mountain Film Award: $1000.


  • Films once entered cannot be withdrawn.
  • Films made after 1 January 20120 are eligible for entry.

Entries for selection will be accepted only in MP4 format either sent to us by courier, preferably in a Flash or Portable Hard drive or by a downloadable ‘direct’ link (Google Drive, Dropbox, We Transfer, Mega etc.). If sent by courier, in order to facilitate customs procedures, the entry package should be labeled «Only for cultural purpose, no commercial value».

The cost of mailing the films to KIMFF must be covered by the entrants themselves. The festival will not be responsible for any loss, damage, and/or delay of films in transit.


Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Ramyata Limbu — Festival Director

Kamal Khanal — Assistant Director




Official Website




Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF)
Himal Association
540 Lazimpat, Narayan Gopal Sadak 
Kathmandu - 2, Nepal

Phone: +977- 1- 4440635
Fax: +977-1-4001596

Email: info@kimff.org

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    September 02, 2022
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    October 16, 2022
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    8 — 12 December 2022
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