Suranga
Katugampala

Awardee

Country

Sri Lanka

Suranga Katugampala promotes racial justice through film.

Themes
Environment / Climate emergency
Racial justice
Free expression / Civil society
Disciplines
Film
Sound Art
Video Art
Visual Art
Awards
SEED Award 2022

Profile

Suranga Katugampala was born in Negombo, Sri Lanka. After the first years of high school, he and his brother followed his mother to Italy where he studied multimedia and computer science. After graduating, Suranga returned to Sri Lanka where he founded FreeshTV, the first Sri Lankan webtv. He later trained as a filmmaker, worked with participatory film labs and continued as an artist, serving as an art director for different media agencies. He actively collaborates with Italy. His first feature length film “For a son" focuses on the effects of migration on different generations.