kimff begins


With some of the most intriguing documentaries from all around the world the sixth Kathmandu International Film Festival (KIMFF) begins on December 11 and will continue till December 15. During the five days, 66 films that cover a whole range of topics from conflict, culture, wildlife, environment, globalisation, gender, lifestyle and others will be screened. Under the various categories, 34 films will be screened in the international non-competitive section, 20 in the international competitive category, and 12 films in Nepal Panorama section. The top three films will receive cash awards of USD 1500, 1000 and 500, which will be decided by a three member international jury consisting Yadav Kharel, Ugyen Chopel and Brigitte Muir. Besides that an Audience Award will also be given to the film that receives the most votes from the viewers. Along with the screenings photo exhibitions and talk shows will also be held.

KIMFF is being organised by Himal Association. The screenings will held at Rastriya Sabha Griha and Nepal Tourism Board. Tickets will be available at the venue and are priced at Rs 30/- each, with 50 per cent discount for students. — HNS