December 09, Kathmandu: On the eve of the 19th International Mountain Film Festival (KIMF) being organized in Kathmandu, an exhibition of paintings and paintings related to climate change has been held in Kathmandu.
The exhibition is organized by the Nepal Tourism Board. Inaugurating the exhibition, Chief Executive Officer Regmi said that the exhibition organized in the context of KIMF 2021 would raise public awareness about the impact of climate change and the film festival to be organized on this occasion would also help in the promotion of tourism.
‘Nepal’s identity is linked to the mountains. The related film exhibition will help spread a positive message about Nepal’s mountains and the global environment, about the mountains, about climate change.
Ramiyata Limbu, Festival Director of KIMF, said that the exhibition will inspire people to think about what they can do to reduce the adverse effects of climate change being experienced locally and globally.
He informed that more than 60 films from 28 different countries including documentary, fiction, experimental, short film, and animation will be screened in the auditorium of the Film Development Board under the KIMF Festival.
According to the organizers, Sonam Wangchuk, a Ladakh environmentalist and Rolex Award winner, will be the keynote speaker at the inauguration ceremony of KIMF, which will be held from December 9 to 13, 2021, and screening of the film “Dream Mountain”.
This year, a competition of short films titled ‘Green Growth – Green Recovery’ for Nepali filmmakers will be presented by KIMF and the European Union. Mario Casella, a Swiss journalist and mountaineer, Caroline Fink, a Swiss journalist and filmmaker, and Anup Baral, a Nepali theater actor, and director, are on the judging panel for KIMF 2021.
The jury will decide the best three films (out of 40 selected films) in the international competition and the best documentary and fiction film in Nepal Panorama (out of 13 selected films).
The Nepal Mountaineering Association will provide Rs. 200,000, Himalaya International Mountain Film of China Rs. 150,000 and Freddy-Ursula Vohlwend Rs. 100,000 for the international competition.
Similarly, the Nepal Film Development Board has sponsored Rs 75,000 for Best Documentary in Nepal Panorama, Rs 100,000 by Mila Production for Best Narrative Film, and USD 1,000 for Best Mountain Film Award by ISIMOD.