Breaking News: Gala Fundraiser for Our Launch October 25th, 26th and November 1st, 2nd
Galle Film Festival  | Sri Lanka’s first international film festival

The Galle Film Festival is currently in planning stages and will be presented on 25 – 26th October and 1st - 2nd November 2008 by a team in Sri Lanka comprising Sri Lankan film producer, Damita Nikapota, Geoffrey Dobbs (founder of the Galle Literary Festival) and leading Sri Lankan film-maker Boodee Keerthisena as Festival Director. The festival patrons are First Lady, Mrs Shiranthi Rajapakse, Lester James and Sumitra Pieris, Ravindra Randeniya and Madame Governor Kumari Balasuriya and the event will be presented in conjunction with the National Film Corporation, Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka’s First Lady, Mrs. Shiranthi Rajapakse is to be patron of the Galle Film Festival. Her addition has confirmed the festival’s future standing as one of Sri Lanka’s most reputable cultural events.

Legendary Writer/Director Paul Schrader’s latest film, Adam Resurrected, to open Galle Film Festival’s launch event with a Gala fundraiser on the 25th October.

Fresh from the World Premiere of "Rang Rasiya" (Colours of Passion) in London, director Ketan Mehta has selected Galle as the location of his Asian premiere.

The United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) film, Food For Thought is part of our Universal Forum focussing on the ways we can raise issues, change agendas and effect real change in the world.

Latest News

Tickets now on sale for all events. Available from
Barefoot, Colombo
and from
33 Lighthouse Street, Fort, Galle.

Festival Supporters

Sri Lanka Tourist Board
Sri Lanka Tourist Board

The Universal Forum is in partnership with UNDP

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