Master Workshop on Narrative, Catharsis and the Role of Women in Film and Festivals Organised by:
Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (7-11 December 2018)

Workshop dates: 3 - 6 December 2018
Venue: Hotel Tibet/ Lazimpat
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (lunch break 12:00 - 1:00 pm)

The Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (Kimff) in collaboration with the British Council Kathmandu is pleased to announce a 4 day workshop on Narrative, Catharsis and the Role of Women in Film and Festivals as part of Kimff 2018 (7-11 December). Participants should be interested in exploring the role of women in film and as storytellers. The workshop will provide an overview of storytelling, narrative theory and methodologies with film examples. It will focus on women as characters and story tellers, on the female voice and perceptions of femininity, on the ethics in telling women's stories, and the importance and potential of festivals today to adopt a gender lens.

The workshop will be conducted in English and Nepali

Workshop Facilitators

Claire Jane Carter is the Artistic Director for Kendal Mountain Festival. She is a cross-medium creative engaged with our access to and engagement with the natural world, with artistic, political and corporate projects. She has an MA with distinction in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. Her first film, ‘Operation Moffat' (2015), about the life of the first female British Mountain Guide, Gwen Moffat, won 21 international festival awards. She continues to work on her message around female participation in both film and the outdoor, creating brand stories for Arcteryx and Lowe Alpine and is now working on an independent short film about women politics and entitlement to British countryside. She contributes to the Guardian, various outdoor publications, and is a feature writer for Alpinist Magazine. With Poet Helen Mort, Claire is the co-editor of a new anthology of women’s adventure writing ‘Waymaking’ to be published by Vertebrate in 2019.

Diwas Raja KC is an independent scholar and researcher. He was last at the University of Michigan pursuing an academic training in South Asian history and anthropology. His work has focused on various social movements in South Asia, especially examining issues of gender, sexuality, and labour. He is a part time documentary film editor and a commentator on visual culture.

Subina Shrestha is an award-winning, Emmy nominated journalist and filmmaker. From undercover reporting in Myanmar during cyclone Nargis, to investigating child slavery, and to covering Nepal’s earthquake and its aftermath, Subina has steered major news coverage, often as the only international broadcast journalist on the scene; and told stories of people whose lives have been affected by natural and human-made disasters.

Sapana Sakya has a background in documentary filmmaking and journalism and is the Director of Kimff Doc Labs. She is the Talent Development and Special Projects Manager at the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) where she previously served as Public Media Director, overseeing funding for independent filmmakers. She trained with distinguished filmmaker Jon Else at the University of California, Berkeley and has since produced and directed several documentaries (Daughters of Everest, Red White Blue November, and Oklahoma Home).

Ramyata Limbu is the director of the Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (Kimff). She is an award winning film producer and journalist. She worked on Nepal's peace process as a political analyst and documented the complex relationships between the Nepali state and women during the ten year long Maoist insurgency in The Sari Soldiers. Most of Ramyata's works focus on human rights, conflict and gender. She is a mentor for South Asia Young Women's Leadership and Mentorship Project (SAYWLM) in Nepal.

Interested participants should submit a letter of interest and Google form to the Kimff office Lazimpat by 18 November Sunday 4:00 pm. Selected participants will be informed by 22 November Thursday.

For more information please contact Nishita Thapa Magar, Kimff Coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 4440635/ 4001596.


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