Kathmandu World Film Festival (6)


20 Nov 2019
Call for entries

31 Mar 2020
Early deadline

30 Jun 2020
Standard deadline

15 Nov 2020
Late deadline

15 Nov 2020
Festival closed

30 Nov 2020
Notification date

25 Dec 2020
25 Dec 2020


Pardashani Marga, Kathmandu,  44600, Kathmandu, State 3, Nepal

Festival description
Short film festival
Feature film festival

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films 
 Feature Films 
 Any language
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Festival start: 25 December 2020      Festival end: 25 December 2020

Welcome to the Kathmandu World Film Festival (KWFF)!
Former Accountability Film Festival (AFF)
Dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of independent film, our objective is to showcase World’s films to the Kathmandu audiences. As we do so, we showcase the art and power of storytelling worldwide and gather communities to share diverse cultures, viewpoints and conversation. With support from our many community partners, we celebrate independent film as the rich, cultural, economic and educational asset it is.
Located in the central portion of Nepal, Kathmandu is known as the “Temple City of the World”.
Kathmandu is also home to a large art and music community, a growing filmmaking community, and generous patrons of the arts making Kathmandu audiences a hallmark of the festival. Sophisticated movie-goers of all ages and backgrounds - hungry for the quality independent film - audiences are receptive, opinionated and genuine. Screening a film at KWFF is a catalyst for generating awareness and buzz in the epicenter of the country that radiates through the region.

Narrative Feature
Narrative Short
Documentary Feature
Documentary Short
Animated Short
LGBT Feature
LGBT Short
Human Rights Feature
Human Rights Short
Environmental Feature
Environmental Short
Experimental Short
Music Video

WINNERs will receive a trophy, certificate, and laurels.
At this time, we welcome directors to join us for the screening but we cannot subsidize travel or accommodation.

Please take the time to read through the Rules & Terms before submitting your films.

1. Films can be on any issues.

3. All genres are welcome (documentary, narrative, animated, experimental, or music video).

4. We accept films from all regions. Non-English films must have English subtitles.

5. Works-in-progress will not be considered.

6. You may submit films regardless of prior screening status or year of completion.

7. By submitting your film to KWFF you grant us permission to showcase (if selected), and utilise excerpt and images from film for promotional purposes.

8. Films must be submitted via an online submission method.

9. Submission fees are non-refundable, and once submitted may not be withdrawn without a written request and then at the sole discretion of KWFF.

10. Entrants are responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses, royalties, release, forms, clearances, permits necessary to present their work. KWFF is not responsible for any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, or royalty infringement related to the work.

*Our idea is to screen international films in Kathmandu, so Nepali filmmakers please do not submit your films here.



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