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Delegation of the European Union to Sri Lanka and the Maldives

by admin on September 23, 2016

paul-godfrey

Talking about European culture or Sri Lankan culture can seem increasingly anachronistic in the globalised age in which we live, with one of the main art biennales taking place in Brazil, Bollywood in Hollywood, English soccer causing debate in bars from Auckland to Alaska and all accompanied by your choice of pizza and favourite tipple. But much of the value of these experiences comes from the cross-cultural exchanges that bring people together to share an experience, in a different context and with different meanings. It is this experience that the European Film Festival looks to promote, celebrating our differences while building on our shared heritage, educating enhancing and sustaining relationships, challenging stereotypes and transcending borders – and, above all, entertaining.

I’m delighted to introduce the ninth edition of this festival, bringing cutting edge European films to a Sri Lankan audience and offering a showcase for some of the most interesting and innovative filmmakers in Europe. I’m very pleased that we are also able to provide a platform for Sri Lankan filmmakers to show their work. I would like to say a particular word of thanks to Anomaa and all the team at Agenda 14 for their hard work in making this happen.

We are keen to hear what you, the audience, think of the films and welcome any thoughts on what you would like to see in the festival. Please leave your comments and views.
I wish you a stimulating, enriching and entertaining film experience.

Paul Godfrey
Chargé d’Affaires
Delegation of the European Union to Sri Lanka and the Maldives



by admin on October 1, 2015