Seventy films from 20 countries will be screened at this year’s Kathmandu Mountain Film Festival 2014
Seventy films from 20 countries will be screened at this year’s Kathmandu Mountain Film Festival 2014 (KIMFF)
which begins 11 December at Kumari Hall. A wide range of films from documentaries to fiction, shorts to experimental and animation will be shown.
Films are divided into three categories: international competition, non-competitive and Nepal panorama which features a selection of films by Nepali filmmakers. A new short film competition ‘Generation Green’ has been introduced this year which will showcase films by emerging local talent.
KIMFF will also host the general assembly meeting of International Alliance for Mountain Films (IAMF). Representatives from 21 mountain film festivals from around the world will meet, including Norwegian mountaineer and author of Penguins on Everest Dave Durkin and Nepali Times health columnist Buddha Basnyat. Photographer Henry Iddon will exhibit his series ‘Hill People’ at the venue, while film critic Yegesh will moderate a panel discussion on the correlation between literature and cinema.
British photographer Henry Iddon, US mountaineer and filmmaker David Breashears
and Italian filmmaker Paola Nessi
are in this year’s jury and will decide the top three films in the international competition, top documentary film and fiction film in the Nepal Panorama selection. There is also a US$ 1000 award for the best film on mountain development issues
As in previous years, the popular quiz ‘Know your Himal’ will be hosted by Nepali Times editor Kunda Dixit.
11 to 15 December,
QFX Kumari Hall