Tuesday 19 June 2018 18:30 to Thursday 21 June 2018 13:00
British Council Colombo

FLARE FILMS (A British Council International Touring Programme in association with BFI Flare)

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 6.30 p.m. at the British Council Library

Short Films from BFI Flare, London’s LGBTQ Film Festival.  The programme includes drama and documentary, poetry and dance exploring and celebrating a range of LGBTQ experiences.  These films are about finding out and standing up for who you are.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with internationally acclaimed writer and producer Matt Jones

Admission free

(Target audience: General public, Abhimani regulars, film makers, writers, students)


Wednesday, 20 and Thursday, 21 June 2018 10 a.m. at the British Council


Highly regarded television writer and producer Matt Jones leads a programme of workshops offering insights into script writing, production and the wider industry. Calling on his extensive experience working in TV in the UK and USA, Matt will explore the craft and techniques of scriptwriting and give advice on developing projects through one-to-one sessions.  


20 June:         Workshop sessions 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

21 June:         One to One sessions with Matt (selected through previous day’s workshops) 10 a.m. to 1p.m.


Admission free but prior registration is required. Please e-mail with your name and contact number to book a place. 

(Target audience: Film and media industry, aspiring industry entrants, students)


Matt Jones:

Matt Jones is a talented and sought-after British  screenwriter and producer who has worked extensively in popular drama programmes for television networks in the UK and USA.  Matt’s television work includes Dr Who,  Torchwood, Shameless, the American remake of Skins for MTV, storylining for Coronation Street and script editing for Clocking off, Linda Green and Queer as Folk.

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