Workshop information

  • Title: Women Make Films: Documentary Film Workshop
  • Application Open: 16 April, 2021
  • Application Deadline: 23 April, 2021
  • Application Form: Application Closed

Workshop Details

Women make films: A documentary film workshop is a training program organized by Kipalaya Production under the Plan International’s global campaign Girls Get Equal Representation. The #GirlsGetEqual is calling for #equalrepresetnation for girls to get media and entertainment makers to understand the effects of harmful stereotypes. Women make films provides a platform to young female filmmakers to dismantle negative stereotypes that limit girls’ ambitions and reinforce discrimination. It is a month-long workshop program in Kathmandu & Chitlang designed for aspiring young female filmmakers from all over Nepal. Ten of the selected participants will get hands-on experience in filmmaking, guided by some of Nepal’s top filmmakers, taking their skills to the next level while creating an original documentary film.

In Association With

Supported By


  • To bring together young women from various parts of Nepal at one place and help them learn, connect and share their knowledge with each other on importance of equal representation of girls and women in media and entertainment for gender equality.
  • To produce a film, from the eyes of women filmmakers about women and girls’ ability to lead change.
  • To create a collaborative platform for women filmmakers.
  • To increase the number of women filmmakers in the field of film and media.


The workshop will have 10 Women Filmmakers along with 5 Non-Filmmakers, who will make 5 different documentaries in a group of 3. Participants will then travel to Chitlang to continue their workshop, find a subject and shoot their film. Each team will have its very own TA and a local female who will work together through all stages of the process, from developing the concept (as part of a predetermined theme, set by the program) to fine-tuning the final product.

Mentors & Master classes

In addition to a variety of master classes led by prominent figures in the Nepali film industry, you will develop a close relationship with the workshop’s mentors through all stages of the workshop. In accordance with your relevant field, you’ll boost your skills in scriptwriting, cinematography, editing, production and directing.

Editing & Post Production

The Participants are required to edit their films on their own with the close mentorship of the editing specialists. Each team will have sessions with a color grader and a sound engineering expert in a professional studio.

Workshop Team

Rajan Kathet


Keshab Pandey


Amar Maharjan

Teching Assistant

Rajeela Shrestha

Teching Assistant

Ashma Pokahrel

Program Head

Nawa Shrestha

Program Head

Ashesh Pyakurel

Program Assistant


Pradhanya Yonzon


Pradhanya Yonzon is a Kathmandu based writer and independent filmmaker.

Shivani Mishra


Shivani is a Master's student of Modern South Asian Studies at the University of Oxford.

Ambika Bhandari


Ambika Bhandari is studying Bachelors in film studies at Nepal Film Campus.

Asmita lawati


Asmita Lawati is doing her bachelors in film making in Oscar international college.

Jyoti Belbase


Jyoti Belbase, also known as Sapana is studying Bachelor in Film Studies at Oscar International College.

Angela Chaudhary


Angela Chaudhary is a 18 years old girl studying in Bachelor first year at Nepal Film Campus, majoring in cinematography.

Purninma Maharjan


Purnima Maharjan is 22 years old and is doing Bachelor's in Management Faculty ( BBA ) at Platinum College (Pokhara University).

Aashruti Tripathy


Aashruti Tripathy holds a bachelor's degree in Media studies from Kathmandu University, her academic research focusing on ‘analysis of Nepali film posters’.

Mira Khadka


Mira Khadka is an aspiring filmmaker and a social activist. She is currently studying for a Bachelor's degree in Social Work with a major subject in Rural Development.

Pushpa Joshi


Pushpa Joshi is a young feminist activist from Nepal with more than six years of experience working on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR), Safe Abortion rights, gender, sexuality, and young women’s leadership.