international film festival

international film festival

Darmasiri Bandaranayake - Member Directors Guild of Sri Lanka

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About IFFCOLOMBO 2014 Sri Lankan cinema began in the mid 40′s, though it was in 1956 that our cinema with truly a Sri Lankan identity was born. That was with Dr. Lester James Pieris’s ‘Rekhava’, ( Silver Line). It represented the Canne’s film festival that year. Since then, our cinema has been representing major international film festivals in the world. Although our cinema has been known among independent festival audience around the world, unfortunately, we could not initiate a significantly effective international film festival in Sri Lanka. Therefore INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF COLOMBO (IFFCOLOMBO) goal is to full fill the need for an international cinema celebration in this island. The Directors Guild of Sri Lanka is the main body behind IFFCOLOMBO. www.iffcolombo.com