in Berlin and Karachchi
Young Short filmmaker Malaka Devapriya's ‘Transference’
has been selected to be screened at Berlin Asia - Pacific Film Festival
(BAPFF) and the 6th Karachi International Film Festival-2006.
The film earlier won Silver Ten Award for the
short film category at Sports Movies and TV- 1st Mumbai International
FICTS Festival held last March.
BAPFF will be held from October 18 in Luxemburg
while KIFF is to be held from December 7-17 at the Pakistan Institute
of International Affairs, the Arts Council Auditorium and the Alliance
Francaise in Karachichi.
BAPFF is a platform to promote independent film
makers from different countries of Asia and the Asian-Pacific region
(Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Asian-pacific islands). Exploring
new avenues for frequent projection of Asian films besides annual
film festivals, to enhance the western perception and appreciation
of Asian themes is one of the main objectives of the BAPFF.
The experimental film carrying the theme of gender
equality also represented Sri Lanka at the competitive section of
the International 11th Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival
held from June 2 - 11 2006 in Israel.
Earlier Malaka's short films were selected to
be screened at the 'Short Short Film Festival' in Tokyo 2004 and
Cinestud student film festival in Netherlands 2005.
Scripted by Malaka the film attempts to examine
the predestined conflict between such 'constructed' meaning and
the practical world when a man and woman live. In such a relationship
individual aspirations begin to stand out, and 'meaning' is lost
inducing both partners into a struggle for domination
‘Transference’ played by Anuruddhika
Padukkage and Aruna Priyantha is edited by Harsha Dissanayaka. Nuvan
Withanage directed the musical score while Senarath Disanayake handled