Why a film festival on mountains? This question prompted Basanta Thapa, Chairman of the KIMFF committee to reply, “Why not mountains? On a heavier note, it is only natural that a place which is home to a large section of the Himalayan range has a mountain film festival. Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival is in its 10th year now. When we initially started we never thought we could come this far,” Thapa adds, addressing the audience that was present for the opening of KIMFF 2010 on 9 December.

This year, KIMFF was about 62 films from 35 different countries. The documentaries where screened across four days at the City Hall, Exhibition road. KIMFF has established itself, over the years, as a regular cultural event which is educating people via the audio visual media. It has been able to expand horizons and showcase the problems faced by people living in mountainous regions across the world.