ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, October 22, 2006
Vol. 41 - No 21
TV Times

Malaka's 'Transference' in Berlin and Karachchi

By Susitha R. Fernando

Young Short filmmaker Malaka Devapriya's ‘Transference’ has been selected to be screened at Berlin Asia - Pacific Film Festival (BAPFF) and the 6th Karachi International Film Festival-2006.

The film earlier won Silver Ten Award for the short film category at Sports Movies and TV- 1st Mumbai International FICTS Festival held last March.

BAPFF will be held from October 18 in Luxemburg while KIFF is to be held from December 7-17 at the Pakistan Institute of International Affairs, the Arts Council Auditorium and the Alliance Francaise in Karachichi.

BAPFF is a platform to promote independent film makers from different countries of Asia and the Asian-Pacific region (Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Asian-pacific islands). Exploring new avenues for frequent projection of Asian films besides annual film festivals, to enhance the western perception and appreciation of Asian themes is one of the main objectives of the BAPFF.

The experimental film carrying the theme of gender equality also represented Sri Lanka at the competitive section of the International 11th Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival held from June 2 - 11 2006 in Israel.

Earlier Malaka's short films were selected to be screened at the 'Short Short Film Festival' in Tokyo 2004 and Cinestud student film festival in Netherlands 2005.

Scripted by Malaka the film attempts to examine the predestined conflict between such 'constructed' meaning and the practical world when a man and woman live. In such a relationship individual aspirations begin to stand out, and 'meaning' is lost inducing both partners into a struggle for domination

‘Transference’ played by Anuruddhika Padukkage and Aruna Priyantha is edited by Harsha Dissanayaka. Nuvan Withanage directed the musical score while Senarath Disanayake handled make up.

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