Kathmandu Int’l Mountain Film Festival to be held in Nepal

December 1, 2010

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KATHMANDU, Nov 30, 2010 (Xinhua via COMTEX) — The 8th Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF), organized by Himal Association, is going to be held on 9-13 December in Nepali capital Kathmandu.

According to a press release of the Himal Association, 62 films covering a wide array of subjects — including conflict, culture, climbing, wildlife, environment, globalization, gender, development and lifestyles — will be screened back-to-back at the City Hall and the Nepal Tourism Board.

The festival received over 330 entries from 62 countries this year, of which 62 films from 35 countries have been selected for the festival. Twenty films will be screened in the International Competition category, 36 in the International non-competitive category, and six films in Nepal Panorama category, according to the organizers.

The top three films in the international competitive category will receive cash awards of 1,500, 1,000 and 500 U.S. dollars respectively.

A three-member international jury comprising British climber and author Terry Gifford, Chinese filmmaker Li Wenming and British climber David Durkan will judge the best films.

KIMFF 2010 will feature several satellite programs including a photo exhibition “Manang: 30 Years After” by Czech photographers father and son duo Michal Thoma and Zdenek Thoma and slide presentation/lecture, film-making workshop, animation workshop and alternative book exhibition.

KIMFF 2010 coincides with the International Year for Rapprochement of Cultures and the International year of Biodiversity.

Copyright 2010 XINHUA NEWS AGENCY

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Brief: Riding Solo… is a film about filmmaker Gaurav Jani’s solo motorcycle journey from Mumbai to one of the remotest places in the world, the Changthang Plateau in Ladakh, bordering China.As a one-man film unit, he astonishes you, filming the landscape he passes by and the people he interacts with, capturing moments of beauty, pain, love, hardship, self doubt and spiritual triumphs.

Website: www.dirttrackproductions.com
E-mail: info@dirttrackproductions.com

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Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (2006)

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