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 centre 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 film-making 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 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.