Rajee Samarasinghe


If I Were Any Further Away I’d Be Closer to Home

2010-2016 / HD / TRT 14:30 / AR 2.66:1 Anamorphic / Silent / Sri Lanka & United States


  • A silent poem reflecting on the place of my mother’s birth and her first traces on earth. A generational portrait of South Asian “makers” becomes a perceptual voyage into memory, experience, and touch.


2017: Film House Award - 44th Athens International Film and Video Festival

2018: International Video Art Festival «Now&After»
2017: 5th Haverhill Experimental Film Festival
2017: 33rd Internationales Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg
2017: 24th Chicago Underground Film Festival
2017: 60th San Francisco International Film Festival (Golden Gate Award Nominee)
2017: 2nd EPA CINE International Independent Film Festival
2017: 33rd Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
2017: Experiments in Cinema v12.3
2017: 44th Athens International Film and Video Festival
2017: Les Rencontres Internationales, Paris/Berlin
2017: 39th Big Muddy Film Festival
2016: 17th San Diego Asian Film Festival
2016: 3rd L'Âge d'Or film festival
2016: 27th FIDMarseille - Festival international de cinéma de Marseille
2016: 6th Lima Independiente - Festival Internacional de Cine
2016: 62nd Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen
2016: REDCAT, CalArts Film/Video Showcase


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