MARYLAND — Nepal America Film Society has announced the fourth edition of its Nepal America International Film Festival to be organized from 18 to 20th of June 2021. Submission for films from around the world is now open for this Washington DC area based international film festival.
The festival showcases all genres of films including feature lengths, documentaries, animations, experimental and shorts from Nepal, South Asia, USA, and all around the world. As in previous years, films from the Global Peace Film Festival Florida will be screened in the Special Sidebar Section. Films from Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia will be featured in the special DMV Close-up Section.
In 2020, the festival could not be held because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Nepal America Film Society joined hands with 7 other South Asian film festivals in North America to organize Coalition of South Asian Film Festivals (CoSAFF) in October.
2021’s edition of the festival will also feature industry panels, critical conversations with filmmakers and other events, which will be announced in coming months.
NAIFF is an annual film event organized by Nepal America Film Society Inc, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization based in Prince George’s County. Every year, it brings together more than three thousand film enthusiasts from Maryland and the greater Washington DC region including filmmakers, volunteers, community leaders, film and community organizations and businesses.
NAIFF aims to bring together people from diverse cultures through the art of cinema. Since 2017 the Film Festival has built a unique reputation as an emerging platform for filmmakers with Nepali background along with American filmmakers and filmmakers from the international diaspora.