KIMFF begins from Wednesday

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Kathmandu, Dec. 11: The Kathmandu International Mountaineering Film Festival (KIMFF) began in the capital on Wednesday.

 The festival organised by the Himal Association began with the screening of Indreni Khojdai Janda at the Pradarshani Marg-based National City Hall. The film is about the struggling lifestyle of three siblings who arrived in the capital city with a hope of fulfilling their dreams.

 A total of 47 feature films (documentaries, fictions, short films, animation and competitive films) received from 20 countries will be screened during the five-day festival.  

 Three films adjudged ‘best’ would bag cash prizes of 1,500; 1,000 and 500 US dollars in the first, second and third category, respectively, Chairman of KIMFF Basant Thapa said.

 Likewise, the documentary adjudged the ‘best’ in the Nepal Panorama section would receive Rs 25,000 and the best fiction film would get Rs 25,000.

 Films and documentaries to be screened in the festival are about the livelihood of mountain people, their culture, adventurous journey, expedition, conflict, poverty, development, gender and migration, according to festival committee director Ramyata Limbu. The annual festival will conclude on December 15. RSS

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