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Sunday, 7 June 2015





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Shameera’s dream debut

Wins Gold at SAARC Film Festival 2015 with ‘Motor Bicycle’, his maiden venture as a director:

In what could be described as a double bonanza, Sri Lank, host of this year’s spectacular SAARC Film Festival, walked away with the ultimate prize, the Gold, for Shameera Rangana Naotunna’s ‘Motor Bicycle’, a heart wrenching story about a young man’s desires and harsh societal realities. The Festival, held for the fourth consecutive year in Colombo, was organised by the SAARC Cultural Centre, with the intention of promoting culture in the region through films, one of the most powerful art form in today’s world. ‘Motor Bicycle’ beat out 18 feature and short films from the SAARC member countries, to win the coveted Gold. Bangladesh’s submission ‘Mrittika Maya’ Directed by Gazi Rakayet, won the Silver, while the Bronze medal was won by Maldivian Ali Seasan, for his film ‘Isaanaa’.

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