Script to Screen workshop - Helping budding filmmakers

Wednesday 24 September 2014

 

“The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them. We empower people of Nepal to access global opportunities and we call it - cultural relations”.

A 15 day workshop for 16 participants to convert two scripts to short films was organised by the British Council from 8 September. Two interesting scripts were selected from a pool of scripts submitted by the participants. These scripts were rewritten with the input from all participants and produced into two short films: “Phota” and “Departures”. The initial scripts were submitted by Abhishek Subedi and Vinesh Raj Maurya respectively.

  • 'Phota' is a coming-of-age story about a young man hoping to fulfil his father's only wish.
  • 'Departures' concerns a couple welcoming their son back from working overseas.

The duration of both the short movies is 10 minutes and it is in English. Both the movies are being screened at the Theatre Village, Lazimpat, Raj Durbar Uttar Dhoka on 24 September (Wednesday) at 7:00 PM

The workshop was conducted by filmmakers Subarna Thapa from Nepal and Andrew Rajan from UK. The participants (16 Directors and Screenwriters) were taken through script identification and conversion to a shooting script. It provided the opportunity for all participants to experience first-hand the different aspects of film-making – such as sound, design, camera, direction, identifying locations, understanding actors etc.

British Council Nepal: Creativity Series

In Nepal we enable Nepalese to achieve more for themselves, and their communities by raising the standards of Education and English for teachers, learners and young professionals across Nepal. One key area that we have identified that needs significant support is that of ‘creativity’.

Our projects focus on nurturing creativity in one way or another, whether through encouraging teachers to be creative when designing or delivering lessons or encouraging Ministry officials to look at examinations in a new way when reviewing state examinations.

To support these initiatives in a more cultural way that is open to the general public we have run a series of events that have focused on ‘creativity’ in the areas of: radio play writing, storytelling, music and dance, global opportunities in the music industry, journalism, and environmental youth action.

The British Council wants to help people invent and develop original ideas, and use things in new ways that are interesting and unusual. For us this is what education is all about. We want to bring UK expertise to help not only the level of English in Nepal but also the level of education in general by increasing that wonderful substance: ‘creativity’.  The latest event in the British Council ‘creativity’ series is the ‘From Script to Screen Workshop.’

Notes to Editor

The British Council is a registered not-for-profit- organization that operates as an executive non-departmental public body. We are a Royal Charter charity, established as the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. Our 7,000 staff in over 100 countries work with thousands of professionals and policy makers and millions of young people every year through English, Arts, Education and Society programmes.

The British Council has been working in Nepal since 1959 AD and currently, it offers services in 6 cities in Nepal. 

Contact person

Suchita Shrestha

Marketing and Communication Manager

suchita.shrestha@britishcouncil.org.np

Ph#4410798/ext:3129

Shristi Rajbhandari

Marketing and Communication Officer

shristi.rajbhandari@britishcouncil.org.np

Ph#4410798/ext: 3253