Master Class Series at the International Film Festival of Colombo
The International Film Festival of Colombo is pleased to be launching its first Master Class Series. Presenting a perfect opportunity for budding filmmakers, cinema enthusiasts and students to learn from and interact with exceptional international film personalities, the Master Class program promises to open new channels for Sri Lankans to gain access to International Cinema.
There will be three Master Classes taking place under IFFColombo, 2014. Each Master Class will be conducted by a renowned personality in the industry.
The first of the Master Class series will take place on September 03, 2014. This class will be conducted by award winning Indian Director and Cinematographer Rajeev Ravi. The Master Class titled "Breaking the Rules with the Camera" will potentially benefit up and coming Cinematographers and Film Students. Rajeev Ravi has won the National Award for Best Cinematographer for the film Liar’s Dice which will be screened at the International Film Festival of Colombo this year alongside his own film Annayoum Rasoolum.
Cannes award winning Mexican Director Carlos Reygadas will also be conducting a Master Class titled "Directing Moving Image in Cinema". This class will take place in two sessions: Session I on September 04, 2014 and Session II on September 05, 2014. Students accepted to participate in this class will be attending both sessions over the two days. This is Reygadas’ first visit to Sri Lanka and the first Master Class he will be conducting in an Asian country.
Industry personality, Film Critic as well as South Asia consultant to the Berlin and Dubai International Film Festivals, Meenakshi Shedde will be conducting the final Master Class of the series on September 05, 2014. The class titled "Better Screenplays and Festival Strategies" promises to be an insightful experience to all as Meenakshi Shedde offers an opportunity for students to take a peek into the complex and exciting world of Cinema.
The (online) application to all Master Classes can be found on our website www.iffcolombo.com. Visit for information and deadlines for our Master Class series.
The Master Class Series at IFFColombo 2014, is held in association with the Digital Film Academy and Agenda14.