Best Film – The News Papers The first Sri Lankan film festival and award ceremony outside Sri Lanka, organized in Santa Barbara, California, USA. Ceylon International Film Festival (CEYIFF) Awards Night to Appreciate Sri Lankan Cinematographers. It was held on the 10th of last 10th at the Navaloka Hospital Auditorium in Colombo under the chairmanship of Mrs. Julie Chang, the American Ambassador to Sri Lanka and accompanied by experts and novices in the film industry.

Cinestar Foundation’ had organized the festival in Sri Lanka with the support of its board of directors and senior filmmakers. The award for the best film was produced by Bandhula Gunawardena.The News Papers. Sarath Kothalawala and Kumara Thirimadura won the Best Film Director award for The News Papers. Read more.