Jude Ratnam

Jude Ratnam



Jude Ratnam is an established Sri Lankan film director who has created many powerful films that have resonated with audiences around the world. His films have won numerous awards and have been screened at prestigious film festivals.

Jude Ratnam was born in Jaffna, Sri Lanka in 1984. He studied at the University of Jaffna and then at the National Film and Television Institute in Colombo. After graduating, he worked as a assistant director for several years before finally making his directorial debut in 2008 with the feature film ‘A Place in Heaven’. The film was a success and won several awards, including Best Picture at the Colombo International Film Festival.

In the years that followed, Jude Ratnam directed several more feature films including ‘The Road from Elephant Pass’ (2009), ‘The Road to Nandikadal’ (2010), and ‘Mangroves of Koddiyar’ (2013). The films were critically acclaimed and won numerous awards, including the Grand Jury Prize for Best Feature Film at the Philadelphia International Film Festival and the Audience Award at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Jude Ratnam has also directed several documentaries, including ‘The Last War’ (2016) and ‘Sri Lanka: The Journey Beyond’ (2017). The documentaries have been widely praised for their powerful storytelling, and have been screened at film festivals around the world.

Jude Ratnam is a filmmaker who has consistently pushed the boundaries of storytelling in Sri Lanka. His films have earned him numerous awards and recognitions, and have resonated with audiences around the world. He is an inspiring figure for aspiring filmmakers in Sri Lanka and beyond, and his work continues to be admired and respected.

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