Film Submit 2019

Submissions Closed for 2019

Submissions for the 2019 Nepal America International Festival are now closed, and Submissions for 2020 Film Festival will be open in August of 2019.

Thank you all for your film submissions for the year 2019. We had an unprecedented number of great films submitted for this year’s Nepal America International Film Festival.

The Festival, an annual event organized by Nepal America Film Society based in Maryland, is accepting submissions of all genres; feature films, documentaries, animation, experimental, and short films from across the globe. The 2019 film festival will take place from June 28 to 30, 2019 in Maryland.

Filmmakers can submit their film via Film Freeway (links below) or contact us to submit directly to the US office or Human Rights Film Center office in Kathmandu.

Deadline for submitting the film

Submission Deadlines

Narrative/ Documentary feature: (over 40 min.)

Submission Fees

  • EARLY BIRD– December 31, 2018
  • REGULAR DEADLINE – March 15, 2019
  • LATE DEADLINE – April 15, 2019
  • EXTENDED DEADLINE – May 7, 2019
  • 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 2017.

  • Films formally screened previously in Washington DC Metro area theatre will not be considered.
  • Provide films and a brief introduction of the film along with a signed cover letter.
  • Films in languages other than English must have subtitles in English.
  • 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 DCP or 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 the inconvenience of online payment. 
  • The fees are also waived for DMV Close UP section.

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 2019 but will be forwarded to the selection pool for 2020.


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