Extract form the Jaffna film festival invitation
Monday 18 September 2017 to Tuesday 19 September 2017
Admission free

The Jaffna International Cinema Festival is a non-partisan platform to explore contemporary forms of creative expression in cinema.

The festival aims to celebrate independent cinema in the peninsula, whilst creating an understanding of other cultures, promote harmony and mutual understanding through cinema.

The festival promotes and encourages young filmmakers by screenings of their debut films and short films.

Local and international film enthusiasts are all invited to visit Jaffna to experience the independent cinema of a new generation.

At the British Council in Jaffna

Date Time Programme
18 September 2017 03.30 p.m.

Cinema of Agnès Varda | Discussion with Francis Cappe (France)
Screening of Les plages d’Agnès (France/2008/110')

19 September 2017 03.30 p.m. Early Sri Lankan Documentaries from GFU (Government Film Unit, Sri Lanka) 
Nelungama by Ralph Keene (1953/35')
Kamam by Tissa Abeysekera (1970/14')
The First Year Anniversary Celebrations of Independence (1949/14')