Nepal America Film Society has announced the second Nepal-America International Film Festival-2017 (NAIFF) which takes place on 18-20 May 2018 in Washington DC metro area. The Festival showcases all genres of films including feature films, documentaries, animation, experimental, and short films.

The main objective of the Film Festival is to bridge Nepali and American culture through film. The festival has primarily focused films from Nepal made by the Nepali and Non-Nepali filmmakers under the Nepal Panorama section. Films made in South Asia, America and other parts of the world also will be included and screened in the festival.

In addition, discussions and workshops will be organized on various themes such as Nepali Diaspora and Film. Film screenings will be followed by Q&A with special guest or filmmaker based on availability.

NAIFF invites filmmakers around the globe to submit their films.

Awards & Prizes

A jury committee of national and international film experts will be formed and the committee will select the films for different awards. Films selected by juries will be awarded and the participated films will be recognized in the festival.

Rules & Terms

Rules and regulations:

-All films made after Jan 2016.
-Films formally screened previously in Washington DC Metro area theatre will not be considered.
-Provide films and a brief introduction to the film along with a signed cover letter.
-Films in languages other than English must have subtitles in English.
-Two copies of the films must be in Blu-ray, 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 Society.
-If selected the film society may ask either DCP (D-cinema), 35mm, HD or (Digi) Beta theatrical format based on the film festival venues. DCP is the most preferred.
-The film society 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 Society 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 Society 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 2018, but will be forwarded to the selection pool for 2019.

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.

Submission Deadlines
EARLY BIRD– December 15, 2017
REGULAR DEADLINE – January 15, 2018
LATE DEADLINE – February 15, 2018
EXTENDED DEADLINE – March 7, 2018

Submission Fees
Narrative/ Documentary feature: (over 40 min.)
EARLY BIRD: $30.00
REGULAR DEADLINE: $50.00,
LATE DEADLINE:$60.00
EXTENDED DEADLINE :$75.00

Shorts: (under 40 min.)
EARLY BIRD: $15.00,
REGULAR DEADLINE: $20,
LATE DEADLINE: $30.00
EXTENDED DEADLINE: $45.