Welcome to the Kathmandu World Film Festival (KWFF)! 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 film-making 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 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.
KWFF 2018 WINNERS
Narrative Feature – Put into Words by Keith Wells, USA Narrative Short - Tweelingen by Niels Stegenga, Netherlands Documentary Feature – Boarder Land by Gabriel Eduardo, Mexico Documentary Short – Shadow by Talia Wenck, Australia Animated Short - Cane dormiente by Elda Ronchetto, Italy LGBT Feature – Arc-en-ciel en iran by Isaure Fain, France LGBT Short – Drei Kuss by Günter Schulz, Germany Human Rights Feature – Human Rights Debacles by Matilda Bel, UK Human Rights Short – Guns should be Gone by Erick Reed, USA Environmental Feature – Tree, Air and Water by Arne Kallio, Finland Environmental Short - Throw Away Culture by Kishwore Papu, India Experimental Short – Broken Wings by Liam Ryan, Canada Music Video - Towards Haven by Patero Baca, Portugal