Docskool Announced Clinik Documentary Lab 2019, Will Pitch 10 Films For New Talents


The 6th edition of Docskool’s Clinik.Kathmandu program will be taking place on 3– 8 December, 2019 at Kathmandu. The workshop will be attended by 6 advisers coming from different parts of South Asia.

Clinik.Kathmandu is Docskool’s film project development program which was started in 2014 especially for South Asian Film Makers. Then it has supported 30+ feature films from across the region. Annually Clinik.Kathmandu’s labs have focused on script and production support provided through one or more workshops.

In this edition, the Lab has a specific focus on cinema from Sri Lanka and Nepal, where workshops will be conducted. These workshops also worked as a pre-selection process for the final participants. The final 10 projects appearing in December have undergone over 3 months of personal advisory to their projects.

Advisers for the Documentary Lab are Heidi Grouneur, Director of ZeLIG Documentary film School in Italy, NilotpalMajumdar – Head of Docedge Kolkata, John Badalu – Film Programmer and founder of Q Film Festival in Jakarta, Salome Jashi – filmmaker/advisor from Georgia, Andrew Laning – filmmaker/ advisor from Netherlands and Kshitiz Adhiraj – founder of Docskool.

Abhimanyu Dixit (Chasing Rainbows), Sachin Ghimire (Punteko Pangro), Asmita Shirish (Auntie Ganga) will be representing Nepal for the workshop. Other participants will include Lahiru Madushanka and Lekha Ediri singhe, Sameera Sethanayage, Rinoshan Sumiman from Sri Lanka.

3 filmmakers from the Women in Cinema Fellowships will also be joining this event. They are HayaIqbal (Pakistan), Rawyan Sayema (Bangladesh) and Madubhasini Rattnayake (Sri lanka)

The week long event will provide personal advisory towards story development of the documentaries. A closing pitch will be organised on 8th December, the pitch is open for the public. A few other sessions involving screening and discussions/,masterclass are also open to the public.

Docskool will provide the Freedom Filmmaker Award to one filmmaker. Other supports provided will include selections for DocedgeKolkata and IFFR Rotterdam Labs.

Anyone interested to attend the Closing Pitch is requested to email docskool at, seats must be reserved in advance to attend this event.


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