Film Submit

Submission has ended 7 March

Submissions are now closed for Nepal America International Film Festival 2018. We will announce our film lineup soon. Check back with us for new submission dates for 2019. Thank you to those who have submitted their film to this years festival.

Nepal America International Film Festival, an annual event organized by Nepal America Film Society based in the Washington DC Metro area, is currently accepting submissions for the 2018 festival. The Festival showcases all genres of films; feature films, documentaries, animation, experimental, and short films.

Deadline for submitting the film

Submission Deadlines

Narrative/ Documentary feature: (over 40 min.)

Submission Fees

  • EARLY BIRD– December 15, 2017
  • REGULAR DEADLINE – January 15, 2018
  • LATE DEADLINE – February 15, 2018
  • EXTENDED DEADLINE – March 7, 2018
  • EARLY BIRD: $30.00
  • LATE DEADLINE: $60.00
Narrative/ Documentary feature: (under 40 min.)

Submission Fees

  • EARLY BIRD: $15.00
  • LATE DEADLINE: $30.00

Rules & regulations

All films made after Jan 2016.

  • Films formally screened previously in Wasington DC Metro area theatre will not be considered.
  • Provide films and a brief introduction of the film along with signed cover letter.
  • Films in languages other than English must have subtitles in English.
  • Two copies of the films must be in Blu-ray, Mini DV or DVD in PAL format except for online submission.
  • The submitted copies will not be returned and will be archived in the Film Society.
  • If selected the film society may ask either DCP (D-cinema), 35mm, HD or (Digi) Beta theatrical format based on the film festival venues. DCP is the most preferred.
  • The film society will not cover expenses to and from the festival for the DVD’s as well any other expenses incurred.
  • The Film Festival will not return entries or refund entry fees.
  • The Fees are waived submissions from Nepal due to inconvenience of online payment

Selection of Film

  • The selection committee formed by the Film Society will select the films.
  • Film selection decisions made by the selection committee will be final.
  • Cinematic value, creativity as well as social complexity will be given a high consideration.
  • Selected films will be asked for the publicity material for the festival.
  • The Film Society will not disclose the reason for the film not being selected.

Films submitted later than deadline will not be accepted. Any submission received after the submission deadline will not be reviewed for 2018, but will be forwarded to the selection pool for 2019.

Jury and awards

A jury committee of national and international film experts will be formed. The jury committee will select the films for a selection of awards. All films will be recognized by the film festival.

Nepal Contact

Human Rights Film Center
Ekta Marg 32, Anamnagar
Kathmandu, Nepal.
Contact Person: Pandv KC and Arund Deo Joshi

Shipping Address

Nepal America International Film Festival
6008 Springhill Dr #204
Greenbelt, MD 20770

Film makers can submit their film through Filmfreeway

Questions regarding submission please contact