|Friday, 5 September 2003|
Sri Lanka's most prominent and prestigious film festival - the Sarasaviya Film Festival Awards Presentation will be held on a grand scale today at 6.00 pm at the BMICH. This is the 28th edition of the Sarasaviya awards.
Seven films exhibited last year will vie for the title of Best Film. They are: Director/Actor Ranjan Ramanayake's Parliament Jokes, Daya Wimalaweera's Seethala Gini Kandu, Dr. Sunil Ariyaratne's Sudu Sevaneli, Somaratne Dissanayake's Punchi Suranganavi, Linton Semage's Mage Wam Atha, Wasantha Obeysekara's Salelu Warama and Jayantha Chandrasiri's Agni Dhahaya.
These films were screened during the Sarasaviya Film Festival Week at the Regal Cinema from August 29 to September 4.
Awards will also be presented to best director, best actor, best actress, best supporting actor and best supporting actress.
The Ranapala Bodhinagoda Memorial Award will be presented to a journalist who is dedicated to film literature and propagation of local cinema. Rana Thisara awards will be presented to three artistes devoted to film art. There will be three such Rana Thisara awards this year. Other awards include best script, best music director, best lyrics, best singer, best songstress, best art director, best make up, best editing, best cinematography, best upcoming actor and best upcoming actress. Awards are also presented to the most popular actor and actress and also to the best comedian.
The festival organised by the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd (Lake House) is sponsored by Swadeshi Industrial Works Limited, the manufacturer of Rani Sandalwood soap.
The festival will be telecast over Swarnavahini at 9.30 pm on the same day. The official carrier for the show is SriLankan Airlines Limited while the electronic media sponsor is Swarnavahini.
Produced by Lake House