A premier International Film Festival in Kathmandu Nepal. Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival is running since 2010. This year the 8th Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival will be organized from 5th to 8th March, 2020.

The Eighth Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival (NHRIFF) will be held during March 05-08, 2020 in Kathmandu. Over 70 selected films from around the globe made on human rights issues will be screened during the festival. The film screening will be done at two auditoriums in Kathmandu. All the screenings will be followed by discussion on the film with the filmmakers.

The films will be screened under following sections:

- Competition section
The films produced during 2018 and 2019 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 fictions 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 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 8th 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 show their works.

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 Documentary (International) ( Trophy, certificate of Achievement and cash prize of $500)
Best Fiction (International) ( Trophy, certificate of Achievement and cash prize of $500)
Special Jury Mention ( Trophy and certificate of Achievement )

Competition section
The films produced during 2018 and 2019 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 fictions 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
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Value
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Hospitality
Networking
  • 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
  • nothing nothing nothing nothing nothing

    April 2019