Mobile phone movie competition on women in Sri Lanka

The last time someone came up with a novel idea on the use of mobile phone in Sri Lanka, it was the Inspector General of Police, who said that women could use them to video themselves getting raped.

A new blog and initiative by Women and Media Collective does something less adventurous yet far more meaningful. To celebrate 25 years, it’s organised a mobile phone movie competition on how women are changing minds about others, how others are changing minds about women and how women are changing minds about themselves.

This is the second mobile phone based movie competition I am aware of in Sri Lanka. The first was run by Dialog Telekom a while ago. Sadly, I can’t find any of the winning videos online.

Women and Media Collective posts the rules of the competition here, and guidelines for filming through a mobile device from Dialog’s competition are relevant and useful too for budding filmmakers.

One comment on “Mobile phone movie competition on women in Sri Lanka

  1. Velayudan Jayachithra
    June 23, 2009 at 10:39 am #

    Good work Sanjana. I really thank you for giving publicity and commening in the text in a positive way about the Mobile Phone Movie Competition.
    Thanks
    Chithra

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