We greet you all on the behalf of NEPAL CULTURE AND FILM CENTER (NCFC). We are very glad to take this opportunity to introduce to you to the 2nd NEPAL CULTURAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (NCIFF), which is going to be held from 27th to 29th April 2020 at TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toronto, Canada.

The festival will be held for five days where guests, delegates and the audience will be able to enjoy the inaugural ceremony, some quality full length films, short films, documentary films, women's films and children films along with ceremony of award giving.

Our mission is to explore and expose Nepal through cinetourism, cultural cinema and visit Nepal 2020 globally. We encourage students/independent filmmakers to attend and learn from our guest and judges about specific topics from the films, Film making, related media and the film business through screening.

Support from our sponsor will be used to produce the festival film, bring filmmakers and other artists to the host city for the mega event. We also invite professionals from the film industry to attend and spend a quality time at the festival premises in order to exchange cultural diversity globally.

Our first festival got immense success and exposure to the film community both national and international. Four hundred films were submitted from 21 different countries. We had well known film authors, consultant and juries from international level. Over 5000 of audiences joined and attend our festival.

The purpose of the NCIFF is to encourage young talent in film making and to promote children, women, cultural and teen films that are meaningful and inspirational across the world.The festival has some of the most famous, award-winning filmmakers from around the world, screening their films at the festival. These movies are the benchmark for what a good film should be: entertaining, clean, hugely inspiring and packed with moral values! NCIFF will also help Nepal with gathering some global exposure which it lacks.

Best International Featured Film: $500
Best International Short Film: $250
Best International Documentary Film: $250
Best International Women Film: $250
Best International Children Film: $250
Best International Animation Film: $250

The films produced during 2015 and 2019 will be eligible to participate in this section. The films need to be based on at least one aspect of society and culture. They could be among above categories. The films need to fulfill all the criteria set by the organizing committee.

Rules and regulations:

-Provide films and a brief introduction to the film along with a signed cover letter.
-Films in languages other than Nepali must have subtitles in English.
-Two copies of the films must be In Mini DV or DVD in PAL format except for online submission.
-The submitted copies will not be returned and will be archived in the Film Center.
-If selected the film Center may ask theatrical format based on the film festival venues.
-The film center will not cover expenses to and from the festival for the DVD’s as well any other expenses incurred.
-The Film Festival will not return entries or refund entry fees.
-The Fees are waived submissions from Nepal due to inconvenience of online payment

Selection of Film
-The selection committee formed by the Film Center will select the films.
-Film selection decisions made by the selection committee will be final.
-Cinematic value, creativity as well as social complexity will be given a high consideration.
-Selected films will be asked for the publicity material for the festival.
-The Film Center will not disclose the reason for the film not being selected.
-Films submitted later than deadline will not be accepted. Any submission received after the submission deadline will not be reviewed for 2019, but will be forwarded to the selection pool for 2020.

Jury and awards:
A jury committee of national and international film experts will be formed. The jury committee will select the films for a selection of awards. All films will be recognized by the film festival.

Overall Rating
  • S D

    I also enjoyed the festival very much. I like to take part in your festival in the coming year also.

    February 2020
  • Pablo Jato

    Unfortunately, the festival was not carried out due to a problem with the visas of the judges, who could not reach Canada. Hopefully the problems are solved and the festival can move on.

    December 2019
  • Great festival . We are proudly to essere selectioned in this festival .

    December 2019