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SIGNIS-Sri Lanka calls for films and TV shows

This year's awards to have category for film reviews by beginners

Published: June 21, 2016 05:00 PM GMT

Updated: June 22, 2016 10:40 AM GMT

SIGNIS-Sri Lanka calls for films and TV shows

Church-run SIGNIS-Sri Lanka has called for entries for its cinema and television awards to be held in November.

Local films and TV episodes shown in 2015 will be considered for the SIGNIS-Sri Lanka awards scheduled for Nov. 12 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall in Colombo.

Father W.N. Lal Pushpadewa Fernando, director of the Sri Lankan branch of the world Catholic association for communication, said DVD copies of film or TV show submissions should be sent in by July 31.

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"A competition on cinema reviews limited to 3,000 words for new comers is also being organized," said Oblate Father Pushpadewa Fernando, the national director of the Sri Lankan bishops' conference's social communications commission.

SIGNIS is a Catholic association for professionals involved in audiovisual, broadcast and new media, with a presence in more than 130 countries.

 

From left, Bishop F.L. Emmanuel Fernando, vice Chairman for National Commission for Social Communications, Father W.N. Lal Pushpadewa Fernando, director of the Sri Lankan branch of SIGNIS, Father Edmund Tilakeratne, director of Social Communications in the Colombo Archdiocese, address the press in Colombo, June 21. (ucanews.com photo) 

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