Private Project

Survival- living through covid

With the beginning of the year 2020, a great tragedy befell the human race - Covid-19. This global epidemic has once again forced us human beings into a struggle for survival.
In the early stages, we had no weapons or medicine to fight the dreaded epidemic. Amidst the horror scenario of fear, terror and death, we social beings were forced to be confined inside the house. But with our patience and courage, we were able to get our lives back on track. We learned to wear a face mask and hand sanitizer. We started moving forward by adopting a new lifestyle. This style saved us invisibly. It stopped the epidemic.
Today, about 98 percent of the world's population are safe. Perhaps this simple mask and sanitizer became our shield. Through this short film, we portrayed the unstoppable life, the epidemic, and the relationship between the mask and the sanitizer that stood between us.

  • Afzal Khan
    Director
  • Afzal Khan
    Writer
  • Dream Vision Studio
    Producer
    Kishor Shrestha
  • Sapana Shrestha
    Producer
  • Kishor Shrestha
    Producer
  • Jenifer Chhetri
    Key Cast
  • Prajita Shrestha
    Key Cast
  • Ravi Pun
    Key Cast
  • Sanjiv Balami
    Key Cast
  • Terresa Chhetri
    Key Cast
  • Sakriya Shrestha
    Cinematography
  • Sakriya Shrestha
    Music
  • Sujit Ranjitkar
    Make-up & Body Art
  • Binay Kansakar
    Editing
  • Binay Kansakar
    Color Grading
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Experimental, Drama, Social Awareness, Artistic, Short, Documentary, Visual Narration, Musical, Social Message
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 22, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Nepal
  • Country of Filming:
    Nepal
  • Language:
    Nepali
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 35mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
    3:2
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Cannes World Film Festival
    Riviera
    France
    Best Covid Theme Film
  • Sofia Art Film Awards

    Bulgaria
    Honorable Mention
  • Shanghai International Short Week
    Shanghai
    China
    Best Short Film Monthly Winner
  • Albori Soulplace Film Festival
    Albori
    Italy
    Best Cinematographer
  • Eastern Europe Film Festival

    Romania
    Best Cinematographer / Best Sound Design
  • Tiburon International Film Festival

    United States
    Best Short Film
  • Five Continents Internation Film Festival

    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
    Best Short Film / Best Lightning
  • Pegasus International Monthly Film Festival

    Best Cinematographer
Director Biography - Afzal Khan

He defines himself as unparalleled imagination and storyteller. He is a true Artist, A Creative Director, Ad Filmmaker, Art Director, Photographer, Instructor, Graphic Designer, Writer, Creative Consultant, Brand Head, Marketing & Communication Specialist, Interior Designer who passionately loves creative field and doing his creative works professionally since 2002.

Add Director Biography
Director Statement

This movie conveys a profound message- let life move, let's learn to be safe. The slightest change of style certainly saves lives and our very existence. Life is just a pause, not stuck.