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A Nepali Short Film Guide For Film Festivals

22 minutes|Nepal


Sajal Lopchan





Film Duration:

22 minutes


English, Nepali


Sajal Lopchan


Sajal Lopchan


A short film director tries to make a perfect nepali short film for film festivals.

Director's Statement

“FILM IS AN ART AND ART SHOULDN’T BE BOUND BY RULES” I truly believe in the above statement. However, in recent times, all thanks to the growing popularity of so called “FILM LAUREATES”, they have started to define what a “GOOD FILM” or rather, what an “ART” in a FILM is. This misconception has been growing like a wildfire, which has cornered and forced filmmakers to like, appreciate and even make films that are bound by those rules. Anybody who doesn’t appreciate or follow those rules are often shamed for their taste or rather lack thereof. I was, or rather still am, a victim of this mentality. I almost succumbed to this peer pressure but thanks to some of the very brilliant film-mentors, I was able to dodge it. This film is about that very experience, presented in the form of mockumentary. .

Sajal Director

Sajal Lopchan


Sajal Lopchan is a Kathmandu based freelance film writer, editor, VFX artist and film director. He graduated from Mahatma Gandhi University, Meghalaya, with a degree in Animation and VFX after which he pursued diploma in filmmaking under “Film Direction and Screenwriting” faculty at National Film School and Research Center, Sukedhara. He has been a part of several short films such as “THE GREAT MUKHIYA”(as Editor & Title card designer) , “UNITY” (VFX), “Assassin” (writer, editor & director), “WHERE TO NEXT” (writer & director); all of which were selected at various film festivals, national and international. He is currently working as an Editor on a feature film, “AADHA SUR”

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