Film Talents

Film Talents Voice from Sri Lanka and Pakistan © Goethe-Institut

The world of cinema knows no borders, transcending language, culture, and distance. In a celebration of artistic diversity and collaboration, the Goethe-Institut proudly presents its pioneering Film Talents Programme - Voices from Sri Lanka and Pakistan, a groundbreaking initiative uniting young film talents from Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

Voices from Sri Lanka and Pakistan

With a shared passion for storytelling and visual arts, the programme seeks to nurture the talents of ten extraordinary participants and foster an exchange of ideas that will shape the future of cinema. Meet the ten participants from Sri Lanka and Pakistan, representing a vibrant mix of creative minds eager to share their unique perspectives with the world.

Film Talents Mentors

Guiding these promising talents in this workshop is the esteemed German Film Director Till Passow. Joining him are two distinguished filmmakers from Sri Lanka - Vimukthi Jayasundara and Anomaa Rajakaruna. Their involvement in the Film Talents Programme promises to enrich the experience further, providing a cross-cultural dynamic that will inspire the participants to push creative boundaries.

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The participants were selected by a jury that is comprised of six renowned filmmakers, producers and directors from Germany, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Their interdisciplinary, international perspectives enabled them to assess the over 100 applications and ultimately invite the ten upcoming filmmakers to participate in this year's Film Talents project. 

Yoshita Perera © © Yoshita Perera Yoshita Perera © Yoshita Perera
The project is coordinated by Yoshitha Perera a cinematographer and a journalist based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Her passion for storytelling through the lens of a camera has led her to establish herself as a filmmaker in both documentary and narrative film worlds.

Her debut animated short fiction film, "The Girl in the Rainwater Tree," captivated audiences and received the prestigious Best National Short Film award at the esteemed Jaffna International Cinema Festival.