Film Submit 2021

Nepal America International Film Festival (NAIFF) – FilmFreeway

Submissions for the 2021 Nepal America International Festival are now open.

Nepal America International Film Festival, an annual event organized by Nepal America Film Society based in Maryland, is currently accepting submissions for the 2021 festival. The Festival showcases all genres of films; feature films, documentaries, animation, experimental, and short films.

NAIFF invites filmmakers around the globe to submit their films.

Deadline for submitting the film

Submission Deadlines

Narrative/ Documentary feature: (over 40 min.)

Submission Fees

  • EARLY BIRD– January 31, 2021
  • REGULAR DEADLINE –March 31, 2021
  • LATE DEADLINE –April 15, 2021
  • EXTENDED DEADLINE – April 30, 2021
  • EARLY BIRD: $15.00
  • LATE DEADLINE: $35.00
Narrative/ Documentary feature: (under 40 min.)

Submission Fees

  • EARLY BIRD: $9.00
  • LATE DEADLINE: $25.00

Rules & regulations

  • Submitted films should be made after January 2019.
  • Films in languages other than English must have subtitles in English language.
  • Films formally screened previously in Washington DC Metro area theatre will not be considered.
  • Films should be submitted along with a short introduction (up to 150 words) a signed cover letter.
  • If selected, NAIFF may ask either DCP (A Digital Cinema Package), 35mm, HD, or other theater formats for screening 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 DVDs as well any other expenses incurred.
  • The Film Festival will not return entries or refund entry fees.
  • The Fees are waived submissions from Nepal and DMV Close UP section.

Selection of Film

  • The selection committee formed by NAIFF will select the films.
  • Film selection decisions made by the selection committee will be final.
  • Cinematic value and creativity will be given high consideration.
    Selected films may 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 after the deadline will not be accepted. Any submissions received after the submission deadline will not be reviewed for 2021 but may be forwarded to the selection pool for 2022.


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

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