The Presidential Cinema Award Ceremony will take place on November 14, from 6.30 pm at the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre. National Film Corporation Chairman Deepal Chandraratne said that Rs. 7 million will be spent to present 53 awards after reviewing 42 films.

Speaking at a press conference at Tharanganie Cinema belonging to the National Film Corporation, he said that this film awards ceremony, which will be held after five years, will be organised by the National Film Corporation under the sponsorship of Godakanda Herbal Company. He also said that this film festival will be held with 42 films screened in 2019 and 2020, and that seven films including “Katha Karana Heenaya”, “Face to Face”, “The Phone” did not apply for this award ceremony.

22 major awards including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenwriter and three other awards such as the Pioneer Award, the Swarna Sinha Award and the Vishwa Keerthi Award will be presented here.

On this occasion, members of the Board of Directors of Sri Lanka National Film Corporation, senior film critic Ashley Ratnavibhushana, senior actress Nadeeka Gunasekara, Prof.Samantha Herath and the Godakanda Herbal Company Chairman Dr.Lelwala Godakanda participated.