KIMFF starting on Dec 7, 'Soongava' to be premiered

The Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF) 2012 is being organized from December 7 to December 11, 2012 in  City Hall (Rastriya Sabha Griha) / Nepal Tourism Board.  The festival will showcase more than 60 films from 28 countries in the world. The films include documentaries, fiction, short-films, animation, and experimental films. The event features interactive discussions, photography and alternative book exhibitions, and documentary workshop.

The ticket price of the festival is Rs. 50 per scree
ning (students pay half the price at Rs. 25 per screening). The tickets are available at the venue. One of the attraction of the festival is the Nepal premier of the first lesbian Nepali movie ‘Soongava: dance of the orchids’ by Subarna Thapa.

The schedule of the festival:

  • Dec 7 @1:00 PM – "Who Will Be A Gurkha", premiere of a documentary by Kesang Tseten
  • Dec 9, @ 3:00 PM "Relevance of Gurkha Recruitment Today," a panel discussion
  • Dec 10, @ 10:30 AM Screening / Awards Ceremony of top 10 films from the short film competition titled ‘Educating Nepal’
  • Dec 10, @ 12:30 PM – A talk by British writer and climber John Porter, ‘Learning to Breathe – 50 Years in the Mountains’
  • Dec 10, @ 2:30 PM – "Know Your Himal" a quiz by Kunda Dixit, Editor, Nepali Times
  • Dec 10, @ 4:00 PM "Mental Nord", the best of Nordic filmmaking
  • Dec 11 @ 10:00 AM "Protecting the God’s Pet
    : Saving Snow Leopards in the Himalaya" a special screening of a film by WWF Nepal to mark International Mountain Day
  • Dec 11 @ 1:00 PM Panel discussion "Challenges and relevance of Grassroots Filmmaking"
  • Dec 11, @ 5:30 PM – "Himalayan Gold Rush" special screening of  documentary by Eric Valli and awards ceremony and , 11 Dec/ Tues, 5:30 pm.
  • Dec 11, @ 3:00 PM – "Soongava: dance of the orchids" Red Carpet and Nepal premiere of a film by Subarna Thapa