Documentary Lab


Documentary Lab 2019

The Clinik.Kathmandu Documentary Lab has been developed as a professional support mechanism for Documentary filmmakers active in the region. Through two workshops the lab lays emphasis on familiarising filmmakers with topics pertinent to contemporary documentary and also provide an opportunity for projects under development to be analysed together with industry experts.

The Lab has been divided into two workshops. Unless other provisions made the first workshop must be attended to progress into the second ‘Project Lab’.

Workshop I – Documentary Cinema Workshop – Held in Colombo and Kathmandu

This workshop is open to filmmakers with projects as well as those who are looking to explore documentary further without a project at hand. It will take place for four days and invite a local documentary filmmaker together with others from the region to reflect on contemporary aspects of documentary, working with documentary in specific social/political challenges and production possibilities for small and larger format projects.

This workshop has further been devised based on the modality of the DocuMentor workshops conducted by Documentary Resource Initiative across India. Revised format for a new workshop – Documentary Cinema Workshop was first hosted under Clinik in 2018.

Application can be made in two ways

1. Apply with a project

2. Apply without a project

Workshop II – Project Lab – Held in Kathmandu

This is a project lab where participants appear with a treatment of a project intended to be produced within the next two years. The selected filmmaker will spend 6 days with advisors including other filmmakers, academics, producers and festival representatives taking about various development aspects of their project.

Projects, which have already been shot and are undergoing post-production or have stalled may also qualify for this lab.


For application details, we suggest downloading the Clinik Face Sheet and going through all details properly. Both workshops 1 and 2 will be held at heavily subsidised rates, flight support and stay will be provided to select individuals for the second workshop.

Please submit applications latest by July 25. 2019 for Nepal and August 15. 2019 for Sri Lanka.




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