Four students from Oscar International College (College of Film Studies), Sukedhara, are producing four different short films, each centered on the situation of women in Finland, upon the initiation of Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland.
Students Sujata Koirala, Sagar Gahatraj, Saroj Shrestha and Romi Tandukar had recently been to Finland with Binod Poudel, Chief of Oscar International College, and teacher Manoj Babu Pant. They had shot their films, along with Finnish students of filmmaking, during their 10-day long stay in Finland.
Besides shooting for the films, the four Nepali students also gave interviews about Nepali films to local radio, television channels and newspapers.
“Although we only stayed for 10 days, I’ve had the opportunity to understand the Finnish society,” says one of the participating students Sujata Koirala, who is also the lead actress of ‘Manjari’, a Nepali film that was released last year.
These undergraduate students have made women of various backgrounds and age groups main character of their films. It has been 100 years since the Finnish women were given the right to vote in their country, and marking the same occasion, different programs are being organized in Finland throughout this decade. This film production is also a part of this celebration.
Before the Nepali students visited Finland, four Finnish film students had come to Nepal and shot four different short films based on the situation of women in Nepal. The students of Oscar International College had assisted them with camera and other technical works during their stay.
After the post production of the films, which is currently taking place at the College, they’ll be sent to Finland. According to College Chief Poudel, all the eight films (made by Nepali and Finnish students) will be premiered at an event in Finland.