Jagath and Visakesa win awards at IFF Rotterdam View(s):Two Sri Lankan filmmakers were awarded at the recently concluded Rotterdam Film Festival in the Netherlands. In Jagath’s film, the young people of Sri Lanka are committing suicide in droves. The competition was founded in 1995 with the aim of discovering, raising the profile of and rewarding up-and-coming international film talent. The Tiger Award is accompanied by a €40,000 cash prize, to be shared between the director and producer of the winning film. Competing with 16 entries along with ‘Munnel’, ‘New Strains’ directed by Artemis Shaw and Prashanth Kamalakanthan was awarded the other Special Jury Award.
Source: Sunday Times February 26, 2023 13:00 UTC