Rajee SAMARASINGHE

(1988- )
Nationality: sri lankan

Rajee Samarasinghe (Colombo, Sri Lanka 1988) is an award-winning Sri Lankan filmmaker and visual artist. Some of his recent work examines contemporary ethnographic practices through associations of family and heritage. He received his BFA from the University of California San Diego and his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts.

Rajee's work has been exhibited at venues internationally including the BFI London Film Festival, FIDMarseille, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Ann Arbor Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, CROSSROADS at SFMOMA, REDCAT, Media City Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival, Havana Film Festival, Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, Internationales Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg, Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Antimatter [Media Art], Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, and San Diego Asian Film Festival among others.

He's received the "Arri - Film House Award for visionary filmmaking" at the Athens International Film + Video Festival, the "Vimeo - Audience Award" at CROSSROADS at SFMOMA, and a "Jury Award" at the Sydney Underground Film Festival.

6 MOVIES IN DISTRIBUTION

PITUVAHALAYA - The Exile
2018 / HD / color / sound and silent / single screen / 7' 49 / 36 €
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  FOREIGN QUARTERS - 异乡居所
2017 / 4K & HD / color / sound / single screen / 14' 41 / 44 €
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  THE SPECTRE WATCHES OVER HER
2016 / 16mm & HD / b&w / silent / single screen / 13' 53 / 42 €
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  IF I WERE ANY FURTHER AWAY I’D BE CLOSER TO HOME
2010-2016 / HD / b&w / silent / single screen / 14' 30 / 44 €
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  THE QUEEN OF MATERIAL
2014 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 2' 17 / 16 €
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  UNTITLED (HORSE)
2014 / HD / b&w / sound / single screen / 4' 23 / 22 €
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