KIMFF underway


The Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF) is going on in full swing at the Rastriya Sabha Griha and Nepal Tourism Board. The festival was inaugurated on December 11 which was graced by Minister for Information and Communication Krishna Bahadur Mahara as chief guest.

Minister Mahara said the government would support such festivals and more private sectors should be involved in supporting tourism and increasing interest.

Chaukaith (Threshold) a short film by Deepak Rauniyar was screened then. This film showcases the lives of two different women, one an independent well educated girl who has left her husband as she could not give in to the restrictions. The other, a village woman from Janakpur, who doesn’t know what freedom means and is surprised a woman can actually leave her husband over a fight. It ends with the village girl getting a voice of her own, and saying no to her husband.

Many other such short films are being screened and will continue till December 15. Films from all over the world on various subjects ranging from conflict, culture, wildlife, environment, globalisation, gender, lifestyle and others are being screened.

Tickets are priced at Rs 30 each, with 50 per cent discount for students; available at the venue.