SAARC Film Festival 2017 To Commence At 'Tharanganee'

November 16, 2017

Sri Lankan movie fans are cordially invited to explore the world of Film and Cinema indigenous to the SAARC Region at SAARC Film Festival 2017.  The festival is to take place ‘Tharanganee’, National Film Corporation Cinema Hall, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07 from 21 to 25 November 2017. Admission to the theatre is free of charge.

Since its initiation in 2011, the SAARC Film Festival has been held in Sri Lanka every year.  It has gained a reputation for promoting and featuring some of the best films from the SAARC Region. This is an event unique to the Region and one that has caused interest and excitement amongst the people of South Asia since 2011. 

The SAARC Member States are to nominate some of their art work which showcases the cinematic imagination of the region and a reputed panel of international judges will select the best films, and several awards are presented as an incentive to continue producing quality, thought provoking and representational films for the Region.

The message of tolerance and the power of film is easily experienced through the screen with every Member State given the opportunity to screen and showcase some of their best work. The Film Festival will focus on films first screened after 2015, from all Member States, inviting Directors of these movies to participate in workshops conducted to encourage and improve future productions.

SAARC Film Festival Awards-

The following Awards will be presented, following selection by an International Panel of Judges at the end of the Film Festival. 

Award for the Best Feature Film

Silver Medal for the First Runner up – Feature Film

Bronze Medal for the Second Runner up – Feature Film

Award for the Best Short Film

Award for the Best Director

Award for the Best Actor

Award for the Best Actress

Award for the Best Cinematographer

Award for the Best Editor

Award for the Best Screenplay

Award for the Best Original Score

Award for the Best Film – Open Category

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