Tuesday, June 18, 2013

රහ ඔත්තු | Yohan’s ‘Northern Dreams’- an exhibition of paintings - [ None]

"NORTHERN DREAMS" an exhibition of paintings by Yohan Medhanka
21.06.2013 - 04.07.2013
Preview 20.06.13, 6pm-8pm
Saskia Fernando Gallery


Q: Why did you focus on people in the north in this exhibition?

A: I think as an artist it is our duty. I am a socialist and I am an artist. I could work in the advertising industry but I choose to be an artist to avoid working on the promotion of a product or idea. We have a duty in our freedom of expression to speak for those unspoken for. I think when it comes to art, mainly in Sri Lanka, the politically-inclined artists use art to promote their own agenda. I don’t view art as a tool to promote one’s personal agenda.

-[Yohan Medhanka @ DailyFT]

Friday, June 14, 2013

BoondiLets | How did the tiger fly? - [ None]

Eep: So how did the tiger fly?

Guy: She jumped on the sun. Rode it to tomorrow.

-The Croods [2013]

රහ ඔත්තු | Bernadeen Silva Memorial Flash Film Competition – 2013 - [ None]

Women’s Education and Research Centre organizes 'Bernadeen Silva Memorial Award' to celebrate the memory of the late Ms. Bernadeen Silva and her extensive contribution to the civil society and her commitment to issues such as Peace, Social Justice and Civil Rights. The Award is being announced and we call for entries for Flash Film Competition 2013.

We are seeking Flash Film submissions that explore on “Women’s Power” and women’s role as change agents in all spheres of life/society.

Submission Criteria
•Submission deadline: 31 July 2013
•Maximum running time: 5 minutes (including credits)
•Language: Sinhala/Tamil/English
•Only Sri Lankans can apply
•Film could be of any genre: documentary, feature, video art , animation, music video
•Format: Any standard video format (eg: .AVI, MPEG, .MOV, .FLV, etc.)
•Submission fee: Free
•Film could be produced using any mode (mobile phone, handycam, camcorder, professional camera)

Entries will be judged by an expert panel. Judges will include the Board of Directors of WERC plus well-known artists and film-makers.

1st Prize - Rs. 50,000/-
2nd Prize - Rs. 30,000/-

•The film should be subtitled in ENGLISH.
•A participant may submit only one film.
•Film synopsis and a resume of the director should be submitted along with the film.
•Entrants are also required to submit the signed entry form along with their submissions.

How to submit your film
Send your CDs or DVDs (as a video data format eg: .AVI, .MPEG, .MOV, .FLV files etc) to the Executive Director, Women’s Education and Research Centre (WERC) at 58, Dharmarama Road, Colombo 06 during office hours (9.00am to 5.00pm) on or before 31 July 2013.

For additional information please contact Shanika at 0112595296/ 0112590985 or email: womedre@gmail.com.