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The 7th SAARC film festival next week

Colombo, November 15, 2017: The seventh annual SAARC film festival will be held next week. The festival will begin next Tuesday and continue until the 25th of this month.

Organized by the Saarc Cultural Center of Sri Lanka, this year’s event also showcase films from all member countries, namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Films nominated by member countries in three categories will be screened in National Film Corporation Cinema Hall situated at Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07. Those include feature film, short film and master film. Entrance is free to the festival, and viewers will be admitted on first come first served basis.

At press briefing held today at Colombo, consultant to the festival Dhanushka Gunatilake said that the event also include a master class session on the 24th of this month at the Russian Cultural Center. This session allows film personnel, students and enthusiasts to interact with international experts.

Speaking on the occasion, chairman of the National Film Corporation Sitendra Senaratne said, they are proud to host cinematic excellence of, as much as, eight countries for five day festival. Mr.Setendra expressed his happiness to see a film from Maldives for the first time in a festival like this.

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