Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Some post office does not accept CDs.
By the way the closing date for the mobile film competition is extended, now the closing date will be 31st of August. hurry and send in your entry now.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Film for Mobile – a workshop on making films for mobile phones organized by Mobitel and conducted by Mo Films International was held recently at the Hilton Residencies Colombo. MOfilm is a US based company who has been working in the mobile film industry for a long time and the internationally recognized body for mobile films. The Project team and the steering Committee was invited for the event.
All the participants were given tips on making MoFilms and was asked to make some Films for molile phones. It was a good experience for Youth eTV project team and the steering committee.
more than 150 professionals in Sri Lankan Film and Teledrama industry took part in the event including leading media personals.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Youth eTV conducted an online seminar on mobile films connecting Nanasala centres island wide as a trial project using web tools freely available in internet. We have proved our innovative nature with this event. We made a mile stone in the Sri Lankan communication; conducting the online seminar connecting a large number of people. We had some technical issues at the first instance, but was managed to overcome with the support of Nanasala team. Youth eTV is build on the basics of creativity and innovation making room to learn by trial and error.
We are proud to announce our achievement as the first organization conducted an online seminar on mobile films in Sri Lanka. We thank Nanasala team and all the Nanasala centers across the country for the contribution in making the event a success. They showed their dedication in driving the nation towards new technology and proved their capacity in ICT in Sri Lanka.
The guest speaker on the seminar was Mr. Dhanushka Gunathilake. He has been trained in cinematography and direction from reputed institutions such as Sri Lanka Television Training Institute (SLTTI) and Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).
Some of the major projects that he has cinematographed are educational fictional films for Maharashtra Knowledge Company Limited (MKCL); Save the Children film against child labour ‘Glass Wear’; AIDS awareness for BBC and DD; an episode of ‘The Amazing Race’ for AXN channel and 20 AD films. His film ‘Year Planner’ won the best film Critic award at WLC film festival in 2008.
He contributes as a Director to Biroba Films Pvt Ltd in India and serves as a consultant to Editing Table- Colombo and is a visiting faculty to the Indira School of Communication- Pune in India.
The seminar based on with the discussion topics,
1. What is mobile film?
2. Its evolution
3. Mobile film as a medium of communication
4. The role of mobile films in the international scenario
5. Its implication in Sri Lanka
6. The opportunities as a rapidly moving medium among youth
7. The mobile film competition
8. The mobile film exhibition – a novel experience
We hope to have some more online seminars in the future.