Filmlab of India to assist digitalisation of the film industry in Sri Lanka

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Filmlab, a leading, award-winning provider of world-class post-production, DI and film processing services to the Indian and international motion picture industries has held discussions with the Minister of Mass Media and Information Keheliya Rambukwella at the Ministry of Mass Media and Information regarding the digitalisation of the film industry in Sri Lanka. Filmlab is a subsidiary of Patel India, the marketing and distribution partner for FUJIFILM Corporation with a long association in the motion picture industry spanning back to the 1940’s, and association with Fujifilm since 1960’s. Filmlab has vast experience that dates back to the earliest days of cinematography in India, and today, they have on-going investment in state-of-the-art technology enabling them to undertake processes using the most advanced equipment available for each process. Filmlab offers all digital post-production services, end-to-end DI (including scanning, colour correction, timing, subtitling, restoration, true 2k printing), 35mm and 16mm film processing, direct-to-print services, telecine and transfers, and single and bulk release printing.  “Our continual investment in state-of-the-art technology enables us to undertake all work using the most advanced equipment available for each process. We adhere to rigorous quality control standards, guaranteeing our customers the highest level of service. Consequently, we are one of the only facilities in India capable of competing in the international media and entertainment industry, and we are keen to unveil the opportunities available to us in Sri Lanka market time to come,” said Patel India (the holding company of Filmlab) CEO Rajeev Sharma. “I have experienced the high tech movie post-productions facilities at the head office of Filmlab based in Mumbai during my last visit to India during the post production of my co-production Anithya movie. Filmlab’s commitment to support the digitalisation of film industry in Sri Lanka will certainly speed up transformation of going digital,” said Dr. Arosha Fernando, telecom professional turned Film Producer who coordinated the visit of Filmlab.