Message of


Over 40 films will be screened under the competition and non-competition sections over a period of 4 days, in 2 venues in Pokhara. Films from all over the world will be screened in the competitive section, and film makers can also submit their films for screening in the non – competitive / guest section.

As a special tribute to the Nepalese film industry, we have also included a ‘Nepal Panorama’ competitive section which will only feature Nepalese productions. The selection criteria will be the same, and the films will be screened within the same timeframe.

Today marks the opening of the film submission, and so I, on the behalf of NFCA, would like to invite film makers from all over the world to submit your fiction work for the festival, while observing the theme and criteria. I would also extend this invitation to Nepalese film makers to submit their films for the international competition or for the Nepal panorama, while observing the same theme and criteria.

I also invite film experts and the enthusiastic audience to attend the festivalin Pokhara, Western Nepal. Your presence and participation would be a great contribution for the success of NIFF 2018.

I invite the Nepalese audience to visit us at the screening venues and be a part of the competition.

I also invite businesses and corporations to sponsor us, and to partner with us. Make use of the exposure we provide, and help to make NIFF 2018 a success.