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Call for submission for 11th NHRIFF


A premier International Film Festival in Kathmandu Nepal. Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival is running since 2010. This year the 11th Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival will be organized from 1 to 4 December 2023. The theme of this years festival is Collective Rights.

Over 40 selected films from around the globe made on human rights issues will be screened during the festival. Some screenings will be followed by a discussion on the film with the filmmakers.

The films will be screened under the following sections:

– Competition section
There will be competition section for both Nepali and International films.
Films produced during 2022-2023 will be eligible to participate in this section. The films need to be based on at least one aspect of human rights. They could be both fiction and documentaries. The films need to fulfill all the criteria set by the organizing committee to be eligible for competition.

– Special Screening
Special films that could not fulfill all the criteria of the competitive section but are important in raising the human rights issues will be screened in this section. This section will also cover such films, which may not want to compete under the other section. Films from partners of the NHRIFF, which are qualified for being selected for the festival but could not participate in the competitive section due to the conflict of interest, will also be screened under this section.

– Yesteryears Eyes
Classics from the yesteryears, which deal with human rights issues, will be screened under this section.

– Partners’ Panorama
This section will screen the films produced by organizations, who are partners of the 9th Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival. These films will not be recognized as official entries to the festival. But the festival will only provide a platform for the partners to showcase their works.

IMPORTANT REMINDER
****THE FESTIVAL WILL BE PHYSICAL****
****WE DON’T PAY SCREENING FEE FOR THE SELECTED FILMS*****

Best Documentary (Nepal) ( Trophy, Certificate of Achievement, and cash prize)
Best Documentary (International) ( Trophy, Certificate of Achievement, and cash prize )
Best Fiction (Nepal) ( Trophy, Certificate of Achievement and cash prize )
Best Fiction (Nepal) ( Trophy, Certificate of Achievement and cash prize )
Best Woman Filmmaker (Nepal) ( Trophy, Certificate of Achievement, and cash prize)

Competition section
Nepali films ( shorts/features/documentaries/experimental) produced during 2022 and 2023 will be eligible to participate in this section. The films need to be based on at least one aspect of human rights. They could be both fiction and documentaries. The films need to fulfill all the criteria set by the organizing committee.

International films ( shorts/features/documentaries/experimental) produced during 2022 and 2023 will be eligible to participate in this section. The films need to be based on at least one aspect of human rights. They could be both fiction and documentaries. The films need to fulfill all the criteria set by the organizing committee.

***WE DO NOT PAY SCREENING FEES FOR THE SELECTED MOVIES.***