Film Submit 2022

Nepal America International Film Festival (NAIFF) – FilmFreeway

Submissions for the 2022 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 2022 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
  • REGULAR DEADLINE: $25.00
  • LATE DEADLINE: $35.00
  • EXTENDED DEADLINE : $55.00
Narrative/ Documentary feature: (under 40 min.)

Submission Fees

  • EARLY BIRD: $9.00
  • REGULAR DEADLINE: $15.00
  • LATE DEADLINE: $25.00
  • EXTENDED DEADLINE : $35.00

Rules & regulations

  • Submitted films should be made after January 2020.
  • Films in languages other than English must have subtitles in the English language. Closed captions are encouraged for the virtual screenings.
  • Films formally screened previously in Washington DC Metro area theater and digital platforms will not be considered.
  • Films should be submitted along with a short introduction and a cover letter that includes attaching posters, synopsis, bios, film stills, and more.
  • All submitted films must be free from any legal disputes and the filmmakers must have cleared all rights for theatrical and virtual exhibitions.
  • 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.
  • NAIFF asks all filmmakers to commit to both live/ in-person and digital/ online screening of all films accepted into the Festival.
  • The NAIFF will not cover expenses to and from the festival for the DCP or DVDs as well any other expenses incurred. Submissions are accepted via FilmFreeway only.
  • The Film Festival will not return entries or refund entry fees.
  • The fees are waived for submissions from Nepal and DMV Close UP section.
  • NAIFF reserves the right to change any information contained in this document including festival dates, programs, events, and venues without further notice.
  • Selected films may be asked for publicity material for the festival. NAIFF reserves the right to copy and use any publicity materials (photographs, film stills, trailers) for non-commercial promotional purposes and for archival material.
  • Films submitted after the deadline will not be accepted. Any submissions received after the submission deadline will not be reviewed for 2022 but may be forwarded to the selection pool for 2023.

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.

Film makers can submit their film through Filmfreeway

Questions regarding submission please contact nafilmsociety@gmail.com