INTERNATIONAL FOLK MUSIC FILM FESTIVAL
Music Museum of Nepal, Kathmandu hosted the first annual International Folk Music Film Festival, in Nepal, in 2011. The festival was an immediate success and has become more popular each year. Each day of the three-day event with the theme “Music for life, Music for survival” is dedicated to a different musicologist, musician or folk music filmmaker.
We invite entries of films, pertaining to any aspect of traditional music culture particularly instrumental music, song, dance and instrument making crafts, from any country and made at any time period. Our objective is to showcase the folk musical heritage of as many different peoples, races and nationalities as possible through the medium of cinema. We believe that screening films from around the globe will foster cross-cultural understanding and give us opportunities to learn from each other’s musical experiences. We hope to draw attention to declining folk musical traditions anywhere in the world, to encourage citizens to value their heritage and to prompt conservation efforts.
The Festival is a strictly non-commercial enterprise and any revenue generated will be used for restoration of Music Museum of Nepal, for collection, conservation and recording of Nepal’s waning musical heritage or for ongoing music research.