Media Instruction


 The Discussion on the subject of short film on the theme of stories of Democracy organized by the Election commission with the sponsorship of Public Relation unit of University of Kelania and Ministry Of Education was held on 26..2.2019 at adistrict Secretatriat

 Mr.Mahinda Thesapriya, Chairman Election commission,Mr.M.M.Mohamed Commisioner General,Mr.M.K.Sorman Sri Rathnayake Aditional Election Commissioner, Mr.S.Atchuthan Deputy Commisioner Of Election Jaffna.Mr.Saranga Ranasinge Assistant Commissioner of Election and P.D.Silva.Director Research and Planning were participated.

 A Short Film Festival on the theme of “Stories Of Democracy ‘’ was organized by the Ministry of Education And Public Relations unit of University Of Kelani in order to Provide Forum for exchange opinion about Democracy ,souvernity and universal franchise as per the strategic project  mentioned  on the periodical published by Election Commission 2017-2020.

The Objects of the Short Film Festival is making awareness among public on Democracy souvernity and universal franchise and creating forum to exchange ideas making the artists, young creators, film producers, educationalists and school students as stake holders of Election Department producing innovative and creative short films to make awareness of democracy among public.



Short film would be submitted in three languages.

The run time of the film should not be exceeded for more than five minutes.

The Produced film should be HP 16.9 and MP3 format

Consent to use this short film for the programs of the Department of Election should be given.

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 Prizes and Certificates. 

Open Competition

First Place       -           125,000/-

Second Place   -           75,000/-

Third Place`     -           50,000/

 School Competition

First Place       -           50,000/-

Second Place   -           30,000/-

Third Place      -           20,000/-

 In addition to the prizes, certificates will be granted to the producers of short film. 

Action was taken to conduct twenty two sessions of seminars which include the participation of all the schools in Jaffna District .These Seminar will be conducted from March 2019 to 25th march 2019.


The awareness programs for the students will be include the subject of Democracy, sourverntity and universal franchises technical knowledge to produce short film schedule of the program.

 The Closing Date to accept the short film will be 15th may 2019. 

The Event of showing the short films selected by the committee discussion of Educationalist and prize giving will be held at Tharangani Hall of National Film Corporation on 08.06.2019 at 3.00pm.