Hameedia hosts opening event for International Film Festival of Colombo

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Hameedia will be hosting the opening dinner for the International Film Festival of Colombo on 2 September 2014. The film festival which will take place from 2 to 7 September and is a first of its kind to be held in Sri Lanka.  The opening event will bring together the Film Directors’ Guild, festival participants and audience members in an effort to celebrate a new era of Sri Lankan and international cinema. The International Film Festival of Colombo, was launched in association with the Okinawa International Movie Festival of Japan, to further promote the development of the film and cinema industry in Sri Lanka.  Although Sri Lankan cinema has gained recognition at various independent festivals, the country had not been able to establish an effective film festival of its own. In order to fill this void, the International Film Festival of Colombo was launched to help take Sri Lankan cinema to new heights.                   Commenting on the opening dinner, Fouzul Hameed, Managing Director, Hameedia stated, “It is a great honour to be hosting the opening dinner for the International Film Festival of Colombo. Benchmarked as the leading menswear specialist in Sri Lanka, we are associated with many international events such as Asia Fashion Week. Supporting such events is important to us as it allows fashion and other creative industries to reach an international market. Hameedia strives not only to transform the way men dress in Sri Lanka, but also aims to have an international impact.” Continuously setting the benchmark in the fashion industry, Hameedia, Sri Lanka’s leading menswear specialist firmly believes in supporting creativity in Sri Lanka by partnering with prestigious events such as the International Film Festival of Colombo. Hameedia blends excellent craftsmanship with innovation to provide high quality clothes for gents. With a network of over 30 outlets across Sri Lanka, Hameedia has also been growing its presence globally with outlets in the Maldives and Australia.