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Our Vision

We believe there are many stories to tell and talents to discover in the creation of movies. Cinema and Entertainment is a place where people can express, educate one another and share knowledge, cinema is a different type of classroom where knowledge can be shared. We support individual filmmakers to thrive and bring their work to the world.

Our Mission

Ceylon International Film Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to promote Sri Lanka and our Cinema to the world. Through our programs, our goal is to discover, support and inspire individuals and independent films.

Our Success

We have ended our first film festival for 2022 with 315 submissions from over 40 countries. The celebration lasted three days at a historic Lobero theater in Santa Barbara, California.

Ceylon International Film Festival received the Congressional award from Congressman Salud Carbajal. We have successfully completed our first year and getting ready to our second year in 2023 with historical Lobero Theater which celebrates 150 years in 2023 as well. A journey started with a simple dream.


Film Festival 2022 Movies

Film Festival 2022 Launch

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