20th Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival

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20th Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival

The 20th Edition of the Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival kicked off on 8 December 2022 in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Important facts

  • The festival was organised from December 8 to 12, 2022.

  • Hindi film Ayena, directed and produced by Siddhant Sirin, showcased at the 20th edition of Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival. 

  • 55 films in Nepali, Korean, Hindi, Spanish, Russian, French, Dioula, Italian and lLbanese language have been presented.

  • It resumed physical screening after two years due to the pandemic and screened many films from around the world.

  • This year, the audience got a chance to watch more than 60 films from 30 different countries at the National Sabga Griha and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) Exhibition Road.

  • This year the theme of the film fest is 'Sustainable Summits' and it showcased documentaries, fiction, shorts as well as experimental and animated films.

Some of the Major Film Festivals celebrated in Asia

  • International Film Festival of India, India - It is organized annually by the Directorate of Film Festivals and the State Government of Goa. This year the festival was conducted from November 20 to 28 in the coastal state of Goa.

  • Busan International Film Festival, South Korea - The first-ever International film festival organized in South Korea. The first edition of the festival started in 1996 in which a total of 169 films from 31 countries participated.

  • Hong Kong International Film Festival, Hong Kong - The festival is organized annually by the Hong Kong International Film Society with the aim of making world cinema accessible and affordable to the public.

  • Shanghai International Film Festival, China - Celebrating Shanghai's film culture and film industry, the festival was first held in 1994. In its 24th edition, which was to be held in 2021, the film festival saw participation of 4,443 films from 113 countries.

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