Are you a Nepal-based educator or school with students who are interested in making a film about our relationship with nature? About climate change? About the environment and our impact on it? Or maybe you are a student who feels passionately about the environment and has a strong interest in filmmaking? If so, then we would encourage you to take part in Climate Change documentary filmmaking programme for schools, educators, and students in Nepal.
COP26 is the United Nations conference on climate change which is happening in the UK during November 2021. To mark the event, British Council Nepal and Into Film are inviting schools and young people to produce short documentary films on climate change and the environment.
Films can be made on a mobile phone, tablet or camera, and must be shorter than 5 minutes (including credits). It must not include copyrighted music or images and can be submitted in English language or Nepali (with English subtitles). The deadline for submissions is 23:59 PM NPT on Tuesday, 20 July 2021.
Camera Sika, British Council and Into Film's filmmaking project for under 18 creators, will select up to 10 films for digital screenings and social media voting from the call. Ultimately five films will be awarded exciting prizes including the opportunity to work with a film professional to make a new film!
We are providing a host of resources to support the filmmaking process, including two workshops for educators. Three-hour sessions are facilitated by our seasoned Camera Sika mentors who will cover basic filmmaking skills and help with practical guidelines. Follow us on social media for the workshop opening.
You can also download our bespoke guide to documentary filmmaking and watch our 'how to' video tutorials which will strengthen your filmmaking skills before you start. We strongly recommend reviewing these resources and/or registering for the workshops before starting on your film.