Welcome to the Kathmandu World Film Festival (KWFF)!
Former Accountability Film Festival (AFF)
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 filmmaking 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 the 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.

Narrative Feature
Narrative Short
Documentary Feature
Documentary Short
Animated Short
LGBT Feature
LGBT Short
Human Rights Feature
Human Rights Short
Environmental Feature
Environmental Short
Experimental Short
Music Video

WINNERs will receive a trophy, certificate, and laurels.
At this time, we welcome directors to join us for the screening but we cannot subsidize travel or accommodation.

Please take the time to read through the Rules & Terms before submitting your films.

1. Films can be on any issues.

3. All genres are welcome (documentary, narrative, animated, experimental, or music video).

4. We accept films from all regions. Non-English films must have English subtitles.

5. Works-in-progress will not be considered.

6. You may submit films regardless of prior screening status or year of completion.

7. By submitting your film to KWFF you grant us permission to showcase (if selected), and utilise excerpt and images from film for promotional purposes.

8. Films must be submitted via an online submission method via filmfreeway.com

9. Submission fees are non-refundable, and once submitted may not be withdrawn without a written request and then at the sole discretion of KWFF.

10. Entrants are responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses, royalties, release, forms, clearances, permits necessary to present their work. KWFF is not responsible for any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, or royalty infringement related to the work.

Overall Rating
  • Evguenia Men

    I am very proud to be a Semi Finalist at this festival .Communications, networking,quality are great. It' a pity I couldn't come this year.May be it will be possible for me in a Future.

    January 2018
  • Happy to be a Semi-Finalist on top of the world in Nepal! Great communication and networking from a professionally run film festival. Hope to enter the next edition.

    January 2018
  • Rajeela Shrestha

    This was a wonderful festival to be part of and attend. The films were fantastic and in a beautiful venue. It's organised by lovely, friendly enthusiastic bunch making you feel really welcome. I'm looking forward to the next one.

    May 2017
  • Rupendra Shiwakoti

    This is a terrific festival with great films, a fun space, and a supportive and very hospitable festival director. Very much enjoyed meeting the other filmmakers. Many thanks!!

    May 2017
  • Javad Daraei

    I loved the atmosphere with all the people and could network very well.. It was well organized and an amazing experience for a young filmmaker like me.

    March 2017