Corporation gears up for 2006
National Film Corporation (NFC) is planning to start a series of
new programmes including musical events, film festivals and a film
competition for the year 2006.
chairman, Ashoka Serasinghe, speaking at a press conference recently,
disclosed a list of activities including the release of a 2006 telephone
directory of film personalities, a cricket match with the participation
of actors, actresses, directors, producers and technicians, a musical
show with the participation of school children, an international
film festival for children, Tamil film festival, short film festival
and an essay competition in view of the literary month in October.
in detail Mr. Serasinghe stated a musical event "Sinesara Musical
Programme-2006" will be held with the participation of school
children in Colombo. ‘Pupils from Royal College, Srimavo Bandaranaike
Vidyalaya, Visakha Vidyalaya, Musaeus College and D. S. Senanayake
College’ will sing and perform evergreen old hits from the
Sinhala cinema". The musical evening is scheduled to be held
on September 1, 2006 at BMICH.
the other programmes an 'International Film Festival for Children-2006
will be held next October and the festival will include a collection
of films from Iran, Canada, England, Bangaladesh, India, China,
Japan, France, Korea and Germany. The NFC also will start an essay
competition for school children during the Literary Month, in October.
The participants from Ordinary level, Advanced level and Higher
Education institutes are expected to write a review on any of the
films they have watched or an analytical essay on the cinema. The
essays should be forwarded to the Cultural Section of the NFC before
Serasinghe also said NFC had taken the initiation to attract filmgoers
to the Tamil cinema and a Tamil Film Festival will be organised
by the Tamil Film Unit of the NFC. "Starting from the middle
of June a film festival will be held in Colombo while a Tamil Children's
Film Festival will be held in Cinecity theatre, Nuwara Eliya.
a move to introduce more filmmakers, the NFC would organize a short
film competition this year. Films less than 10 minutes duration,
in colour or black and white could be forwarded for the competition
and the first three winners and seven others would be awarded prizes.
"One of these new directors will get an opportunity to direct
a feature film and to join in an international production,"
the Chairman added.