"About 40 films will be selected for KIMFF 2010. Filmmakers can choose whether or not to submit their films for competition. Around 15-20 documentaries will be short listed to be viewed by the jury. Accepted films not short listed will be screened and still be eligible for the Audience Award. Nepali filmmakers will have the opportunity to participate in ‘Nepal Panorama’, a separate showcase of Nepali entries. The objective of ‘Nepal Panorama’ is to promote Nepali films in all genres.
KIMFF 2010 coincides with the International Year for Rapprochement of Cultures and this year’s focus will be on films that reflect the parallel challenges of preserving cultural diversity and cultural identities and promoting intercultural dialogue. Simultaneously, it will celebrate the variety of life on earth by screening a section of films on safeguarding biodiversity."