All Panels are Free and Open to the Public!
Friday 24th of June 2011, at Kandy City Centre
1:30-3:00pm Director’s Panel Discussion with Prasanna Vithanage and Asoka Handagama
Leading Sri Lankan Directors Prasanna Vithanage and Asoka Handagama will be in Kandy City Centre to discuss filmmaking in Sri Lanka. All are welcome!
3:00-4:30pm Women in Film Panel Discussion
Foreign directors Anocha Suwichakornpong (Director of Mundane History) and Assistant Director Farzana Bobby (from Meherjaan), together with Sri Lankan female filmmaker Anoma Rajakaruna will be present to discuss challenges and opportunities with women in filmmaking in an Asian context
Saturday 25th June 2011
12:30pm – 1:30pm Film Scoring Workshop with Narada Bakmeewewa and Award Winning Composer Simon Beins
This workshop will discuss how to create music for film by film composers Simon Beins and discussant Narada Bakmeewewa. It is especially designed for music lovers and aspiring musicians!
4:30pm to 6:30pm Moving Image Panel Discussion
Moving Images is a series of stunning audio, video and photographic portraits on facets of life in post-war Sri Lanka. These high-definition productions, the country’s first, range from portraits of resilience from war ravaged Jaffna and reflections on the Eurasian community by the last surviving Eurasians themselves to fascinating lives in Colombo invisible even to most who live and work in the city. Produced for and supported by Groundviews, the critically acclaimed citizen journalism website, this unique content is available in full online at www.movingimages.asia
The discussion at the panel session on Moving Images will focus on Kannan Arunasalam’s production ‘Koothu, Kerosene and Paper: Portraits of Resilience’ – an evocative attempt to capture the expression and survival of the people of Jaffna, and Menika Van der Poorten’s production, ‘A Lost White Tribe – The Eurasians of Sri Lanka,’ which is, by her own admission, a ‘personal journey’ and ‘collection of memories’ about a once identifiable Eurasian presence in Sri Lanka. In addition, four short audio slideshows from ‘WALKABOUT: Slave Island,’ produced by Sharni Jayawardena and Tarika Wickremaratne on the post-war drive for development and its impact for communities that reside in Slave Island will be screened at the session. Nigel V. Nugawela, the Co-editor of Groundviews, will moderate the panel session.
Sunday 26th June 2011
1:30-3:00pm Cinematography in Sri Lanka
Leading Sri Lankan cinematographers Kalinga Deshapriya and Channa Deshapriya will be discussing the state of cinematography in Sri Lanka and tips on photography and cinematography.Especially for avid photographers and aspiring camera men and women!