A premier International Film Festival in Kathmandu Nepal. Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival is running since 2010. This year the 9th Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival will be organized virtually from 22nd to 25th November 2020.

The Ninth Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival (NHRIFF) will be held virtually from November 22-25, 2021. Over 30 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
This year only Nepali films produced during 2020-2021 be eligible to participate in this section. The Festival will not have a competition section for international films. 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.

- 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 ONLINE****
****THE SUBMISSION IS FREE********
****THERE WILL BE NO COMPETITION SECTION FOR INTERNATIONAL FILMS****
****WE DON'T PAY SCREENING FEE FOR THE SELECTED FILMS*****

Best Documentary (Nepal) ( Trophy, Certificate of Achievement, and cash prize of $500)
Best Fiction (Nepal) ( Trophy, Certificate of Achievement and cash prize of $500)
Best Woman Filmmaker (Nepal) ( Trophy, Certificate of Achievement, and cash prize of $500)

Competition section
Nepali films ( shorts/features/documentaries/experimental) produced during 2019, 2020 and 2021 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.***

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
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Hospitality
Networking
  • Joe Chang

    Great Film Festival! Good organization, lots of passion and energy in a wonderful place. Hope to meet you soon after epidemic.

    March 2020
  • Cengiz Akaygün

    I felt honored to be a Part of the Festival.

    October 2019
  • Nadira Murray

    Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival was very special. Of course, as a Filmmaker, I was over the moon that my short film was accepted to this festival. I travelled to Nepal, it was a lovely country, stuff was helpful, hospitality was great but could improve a bit in terms of communication. Festival gathered all the best and series filmmakers and hosted us during our stay - we networked and had fun as well as having a full audience. A very lovely festival and must visit country too. Thank you for all!

    May 2019
  • Murat Sayım

    It was perfect experience for us. When we went to Nepal for the festival, we have found an opportunity to shoot a documentary about the life and culture of Nepal.

    May 2019
  • Phurba Tshering Lama

    There was no contact from the festival after submitting my film and other hospitality details. Badly organized, poor attendance and lacks courtesy correspondence. I was appalled to see the announcer/coordinators busy gossiping while the movies were being played. Throughout!

    April 2019