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Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival opens call for submissions

April 7 2015

Logo: Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival
The Indigenous Film Archive recently opened the call for submissions for the annual Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival.

Annemiek Wilson / IWGIA

Now in its ninth year, the festival is once again inviting filmmakers from all over the world to submit their films for a chance to be screened at the Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival (NIIFF), 2015. The NIIFF will be held from 9 – 12 July, 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal.  

The festival aims to promote Nepali indigenous films and filmmaking, while creating a platform for intercultural dialogue between indigenous and non-indigenous filmmakers. Organisers say this approach helps generate peace and understanding within the communities.

Criteria for submissions

Any films related to indigenous issues, culture, knowledge, wisdom, skills or traditions are encouraged to apply. Entries by non-indigenous filmmakers on indigenous subjects will also be accepted.

All films screened at the festival will be awarded, and NIIFF is open to all genres and entertains a wide range of technical formats.

For a full list of criteria and the entry form for submissions, see the attached documents below.