Award Ceremony
Presidential Film Awards

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The Sinhala Cinema was inaugurated with the release of the Sinhala Film 'Kadawunu Poronduwa' at Kingsley Cinema - Colombo on 21.01.1947.

During the period 1947 to 1971 film production, distribution, operation of theatres & studios were handled by the Private Companies exercise and their domination over all branches of the film industry.

The National Film Corporation of Sri Lanka was established in 1972 as per State Film Corporation Act. No.47 of 1971 and amended Act No.45 of 1980 as a controlling body to distribute films on a planned programme and a sound management of the National Film Industry.

The main responsibilities of the NFC are to take measures to develop the Sri Lankan Film Industry.

The Chairman who is the Chief Executive Officer of the NFC along with the Board of Directors and the General Manager would be the decision- makers.

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Sri Lanka Film Corporation
Address : 303, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07
Phone No : 0112584623
Email : filmcorp@sltnet.lk
Web : www.srilankafilmcorp.com

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Sarasavi Cinema Awards

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Sarasaviya Awards are the most prestigious awards presented to distinguished individuals involved with the Sinhala cinema, each year by the Sarasaviya weekly newspaper in collaboration with the Associated Newspapers Ceylon Limited- Lake House, Sri Lanka in recognition of the contributions made by them to the Sri Lankan film industry. Just like the Oscars for the Hollywood fans and Filmfare Awards for the Bollywood fans, it is the Sarasaviya Awards for the Sri Lankans.

The Sarasaviya film awards ceremony began in 1964 at a time when the local cinema was trying to shed its South Indian orientation and establish an indigenous identity. There was no need to go to India to make films any more and the era of Indian artistes too had ended. The first Sarasaviya film festival was held on May 9, 1964 at the Asoka Cinema Hall, Colombo, 17 years after the first Sinhala film screened. By then a series of good Sinhala films like Podi Putha, Rekhawa, Sandeshaya , Ranmuthuduwa, Kurulubedda, Sikurutharuwa and Gamperaliya had appeared on screen. Yet the main stream consisted of simulations of Indian productions. The year 1960 is seen as the beginning of the golden era of Sinhala cinema. The first Sarasaviya Awards Festival had as entries not only the films screened in 1963 but also the films screened from 1960 to 1963. The best film, best director, best script- writer, best actor and best actress were honoured that day. Gamperaliya was regarded as the best film and it was awarded to its producer Anton Wickremasinghe. Sir Lester James Peiris and Regi Siriwardena won the awards for best director and best script-writer, respectively and that too was for Gamperaliya. D.R. Nanayakkara was awarded the best actor title for his performance in Sikuru Tharuwa, another popular film in the 1964 film festival. The best actress award was bagged by Punya Heendeniya for her performance in Gamperaliya.

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Sarasavi News Paper
Address : 35, D.R.Wijewardene mawatha, Colombo 10.
Phone No : 011 2 429 429
Email : sarasaviya@lakehouse.lk
Web : www.sarasaviya.lk

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SIGNIS

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The SIGNIS Awards - Srilanka, formerly known as the OCIC Awards, are presented annually by SIGNIS, the Roman Catholic lay movement for communication media professionals, to recognize excellence of professionals in the film industry, including directors, actors, and writers. The formal ceremony at which the awards are presented is among the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremonies in Sri Lanka.

World Catholic Association for Communication
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