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Sinhala film wins the prestigious Remi award from the Houston

Apr 29, 2016
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Sri Lankan independent filmmaker Nuwan Jayathilaka’s debut film “Sulanga Apa ragenayavi” (The wind beneath us)wins the Prestigious ‘Remi Award’ from the 49th WorldFest Houston International Film Festival 2016.

WorldFest is One of the oldest and largest film competitions in the world, with more than 4,500 entries received from 37 countries in 2016, Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival is renown for having discovered Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ang Lee, the Coen Brothers, Oliver Stone, Ridley Scott and David Lynch by giving them their first honours. Founded over 50 years ago WorldFest became the third competitive international film festival in North America, following San Francisco and New York.

“We will concentrate on only the very best, selecting new American & Foreign Independent films that truly deserve a premiere at WorldFest. By doing so, we can concentrate on the films and their filmmakers and enable our faithful audience the opportunity to see each and every film!” -Program Director Kathleen Haney-

In addition to these prestigious International recognitions, ‘Sulanga Apa ragenayavi’ has also selected to 18th London Asian Film Festival 2016 and competitive section of the Cinekid screening club in Netherlands.The film produced by Maya Nawagaththegama – daughter of Simon Nawagaththegama. Music is by by Chitral Chity Somapala – son of veteran musician P.L.A. Somapala and cinematography is by Striner Macklain Adams.

In 2010 “Babara walalla” sinhala film was selected for Remi award.

– Sri Lanka Guardian

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