INTERNATIONAL

VESAK BUDDHIST FILM FESTIVAL

BRINGING BUDDHIST CINEMA TO THE ATTENTION OF THE WORLD

Light of Asia Foundation in partnership with the National Film Corporation of Sri Lanka launched the first Film Festival at the BMICH Convention Centre, in May 2009. And since then, the Film Festival has continued and now is the tenth consecutive year. The Patron of the Festival is the Speaker of Parliament. The Festival has received global interest with films in several categories submitted by Film Makers around the world. The International ‘Vesak 2019’ Buddhist Film Festival will be held at the ‘Sakya Kingdom’ in Piliyandala, Sri Lanka together with the Ministry of Buddhasasana.

THE COMPETITION

Themes
Protecting of Nature - Protecting of All Living Beings - Any Buddhist
Theme Categories
Short Films - Animation Films - Mobile Films - Documentary Films - Music Videos

Drama & Bhakti Ghee

"‘Drama & Bhakti Ghee’ will be staged in front of the Ramya Palace."
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"‘Drama & Bhakti Ghee’ will be staged in front of the Ramya Palace."

Cinema Exhibition

" ‘Cinema Exhibition’ of local and foreign films on Buddhist themes are the central feature of the Festival, where visitors can see a range of films, all free of charge, on sponsored screens."
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2016-10-25T11:50:17+00:00
" ‘Cinema Exhibition’ of local and foreign films on Buddhist themes are the central feature of the Festival, where visitors can see a range of films, all free of charge, on sponsored screens."

Vegetarian Food Festival

''A ‘Vegetarian Food Festival’ will be available for visitors to obtain food and snacks.''
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2019-02-08T05:44:11+00:00
''A ‘Vegetarian Food Festival’ will be available for visitors to obtain food and snacks.''

Hologram

''For the first time, a ‘Hologram’ being prepared in Japan will present the "Mara Damanaya" until the attainment of ‘Enlightenment of The Buddha’ near the ‘Japanese Garden’ at the Sakya Kingdom.''
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2019-02-08T05:49:02+00:00
''For the first time, a ‘Hologram’ being prepared in Japan will present the "Mara Damanaya" until the attainment of ‘Enlightenment of The Buddha’ near the ‘Japanese Garden’ at the Sakya Kingdom.''

Lumbini Gardens

''The Project is being implemented with the expertise of an Internationally reputed team of Archaeologists, Architects and Engineers''
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2019-02-08T05:50:11+00:00
''The Project is being implemented with the expertise of an Internationally reputed team of Archaeologists, Architects and Engineers''

Ramya Palace

''Part of the Complex of Palaces – ‘Ramya Palace’''
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''Part of the Complex of Palaces – ‘Ramya Palace’''
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Film Festival Office
Ministry of Buddhasasana, Charikaramaya, 115 Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 7
+94 (0) 771025017 | +94 (0) 114198165
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