International Vesak Buddhist Film Festival

Falling in line with 'Vesak', the festival in celebration of the birth, enlightenment and death of Lord Buddha, the anticipated film festival showcases the talents of local craft on the big screen. Witness raw, brilliant film-making skills step into light, as budding directors, film-makers and artists of native locale debut or unveil their latest and greatest.

Why You Should Go

A screening of powerful art. Gripping and artfully pieced together, the films speak of stories which either took place on the day of 'Vesak' or are on the very essence of the festival itself. Following the themes of 'Protection of Nature', 'Protection of All Living Things' and 'Any Buddhist Theme', features or beliefs of vital significance in Buddhism, this film festival in Sri Lanka springs forth varied forms of media art, predominantly focusing on that of film. From Documentaries, Short and Animation Films to Mobile Phone Films and Music Videos, a line-up of originals make their way onto the big screen, settling the enthuse in for an eve of captivating and inspiring film.

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Event info

May 18, 2019 - May 20, 2019



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