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Faculty Members

Jawed Shah is the Director of photography with more than 40 years experience working in Nepali Film and Television industry. He has done his master degree in Motion Picture Photography (Cinematography) from VGIK University, Moscow. He has worked as a Cinematographer in various Films like ‘Simana’, ‘Bhagyarekha’, ‘Kasam’,’ Jwala’ and along with the first debut film of Super Star Rajesh Hamal ‘ Yug Dekhi Yugh Samma’. He has established Royal Nepal Film Corporation, Nepal Television, Himalaya Television and many more Film and Television Studio as a Camera and Technical head in their Foundation phase. He is also working as a Camera and Cinematography Instructor. He has more than 30 years teaching experience in national and international level.

Subarna Thapa is well known Film Director from Nepali Film Industry. He has Directed acclaimed Films like ‘Soongava’, ‘Fanko’ and ‘Bato Muni ko Ful 2’ and many more short Films. He  graduated from the Cours Florent, Paris in dramatic arts. He has played many roles in both France and Nepal, honing his craft at the Comédie Française, Paris, and also with the Japan Foundation in Tokyo and the Asia Society in New York. His first short film, Funeral – 2008, screened in different int’l short film festivals and awarded, was broadcast on French National TV France 3, in November 2009.

Raj kumar Ghosh has been working as our Film Acting Faculty.He debuted in Nepali Film Industry with Nepali feature film Saino, for which he garnered a lot of praise. He completed his acting training from Barry John Acting Studio, Mumbai. After completion of the course, he worked as a faculty member for Barry John Acting Studio, Mumbai and later came to Nepal to establish and run Barry John Acting Studio in Kathmandu as the Head Faculty.

Sampada Malla is a Screenwriter/Film maker working in Nepal and India. She is the Board of Director and Creative Director of Sarwanam Theatre Group. She holds MA in Film making from Asian Academy of Films and TV, India. She has done screenplay of various Hindi series like: Ishq Ka Rang Safed (Colors TV), Gumrah, Fear Files, Himal (unreleased) and many more. She has also worked as a script writer for Singha Durbar.

Dasharath Giri is a renowned personality in the Field of Editing & Animation. He completed his 3 years professional Diploma in Multimedia from Arena Animation Academy, Hyderabad, India. He has worked in many South Indian movies including ‘Don No. 1’ and ‘Aparichit’ as a member of animation team. He has also worked as an Animator, Editor and Colourist in Nepali movies like ‘Tyo Das Ghanta’, ‘Kathmandu’, ‘Alvida’,’ Chaal’,’ Timro Kasam’ and many more. He debuted as a director with the feature lm ‘Kaifiyat’.

Abinash Bikram Shah is a freelance writer/director based in Kathmandu. His work thus far has travelled to film festivals worldwide including Berlinale, Venice and Busan. His short films carry a host of awards, including Best Short Film in India, Bangladesh and Nepal. He is an alumnus of Asian Film Academy 2008, Busan and Berlinale Talent Campus, 2010 and he works as Programming Director at Ekadeshma International Short Film Festival. He has worked in many hit films as a Scriptwriter like Highway, The Black Hen(Kalo Pothi).

Vikas Sharma is a professional screenwriter working in Hindi Film Industry, a freelance script consultant and a full-time senior faculty of Screenwriting at Whistling Woods International in Film City, Mumbai. Before joining Whistling woods, he taught Screenplay Writing in Film and TV Institute of India, Pune for five years. He has been conducting writing workshops of various duration for the film schools, Media colleges, universities, film festivals etc. all over the country. He also conducts Short Term courses, an initiative of Skill India for FTII.

Apart from conducting regular workshops, he has also been a mentor and a chief adviser for various script labs, programs and fellowships such as New Voices Fellowship for Screenwriters 2015-16, an Asia Society’s initiative, 100 Story Teller Program 2015, Cine Rise Screenwriting Program 2016, Mumbai Mantra Media Ltd, Cinestaan’s India’s Storytellers Contest 2018 etc.

 

Bill Ross is an Australia based Visual Language Professor/ Lecturer having more than 40 years of experience in Information Technology. Bill Ross completed his higher studies from Dip Teaching. B.Education at QUT (Queensland University of Technology), Australia.

Saroj Shrestha is a Film Director, Documentary Filmmaker, Script Writer, Cinematographer, and Editor based in Nepal.
He has been working in films and digital media since 2005. He is a key resource person of Bikalpa Cinema Society, the filmmaking Society (Kathmandu) from the past three years.
He has worked as A.D in Feature film Sanguro, Batuli ko chura & directed various documentaries like Iman Singh Chemzong and short films.

Alexander Labedev is a Famous Russian Theatre Director, educated in St. Petersburg. He is the head of the Novosibirsk State Institute and Chief Director of the Novosibirsk Drama Theatre "On the left bank, Russia.

Bishnu Kalpit Ghimire is one of the talented, energetic and  experienced camera person in Nepal. He has numerous music videos, tv commercials, short films, documentaries and more than a dozen Nepali features films such as Andaaz, Hifajat, Das Dhunga, Samaya, Bhimdatta, Dhanda, Jaljala, etc. He won national film award for Best Cinematographer in 2011 for the feature film Andaaz. He has also been working as a camera person for Aljazeera ‘English’ since 2008. He is currently working with Academy Award nominated director Eric Valli (director of Caravan) on a documentary titled “Nepal Beyond the Clouds”. He has also worked for BBC, ARD German TV, NHK World, Nepal 1TV and other national and international news agencies as a freelance cameraperson.

Gopal Shivakoti is a documentary filmmaker from Nepal.  He has been working in films and digital media since 2004. Primarily he is a visual editor who also does 2D animation, motion-graphics and filming. He is a key resource person at “Young-Cuts! the filmmaking workshop” (in Kathmandu) for the past three years. His hobbies include Ethnology and documentary filming.

Currently, he is CEO at Shiwakoti Films Pvt. Ltd and consultant editor at Onion Films Nepal. He has shot and edited “In Search of the Searchman” – a short documentary about the 8 million (plus) graffiti “Khoja/Search” that has been written and inscribed all over Nepal, “When Shall I See My Daddy” – a short documentary about 14 years old boy whose father has gone to the USA and hasn’t returned to his home and family for ages.

“Save Gangamaya” a documentary film about Satyagrahi Gangamaya Adhikari – who is on fast-unto- death for the attainment of justice for the 2004 murder of her innocent teenager son is his first feature length documentary, It received an overwhelming response in the international film festival circuit. His recent documentary “War Crime” is about the plight of Nepal’s former child soldiers.