The Joyous Farmer

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film music narrative short film sound design

Written and Directed by Hiran Balasuriya
Music and Sound Design by Sami El-Enany
Based on a Short Story by Anuk Arudpragasam
Produced by Simon Ryninks
Director of Photography Dino Dimopoulos

Lacking the motivation to work during a drought, a poor, alcoholic farmer is prescribed experimental medication to enhance his work ethic.

- Winner: Best Short Film, Jaffna International Cinema Festival, Sri Lanka 2016
- Winner: Best Short Film, Agenda 14 Short Film Festival, Sri Lanka 2016
- Winner: Best Narrative Short, Chicago Amarcord Arthouse Television & Video Fest Awards, USA 2017
- Winner: Best Actor, Chicago Amarcord Arthouse Television & Video Fest Awards, USA 2017
- Nominated: Best Writing, Chicago Amarcord Arthouse Television & Video Fest Awards, USA 2017
- Official Selection: Bucharest ShortCut CineFest, Romania 2017
- Official Selection: Woods Hole Film Festival, USA 2017
- Official Selection: Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival, Canada 2017
- Official Selection: Tasveer South Asian Film Festival, USA 2017
- Official Selection: Tirana International Film Festival, Albania 2017
- Official Selection: Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema, USA 2017
- Official Selection: Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival, Hong Kong 2017
- Exhibited: Film Forum, Goethe Institut, Sri Lanka 2017
- Exhibited: Cinnamon Colomboscope, Sri Lanka 2017
- Exhibited: SiGNS Film Festival, International Window, India 2017

Written and Directed by Hiran Balasuriya
Music and Sound Design by Sami El-Enany
Based on a Short Story by Anuk Arudpragasam
Produced by Simon Ryninks
Director of Photography Dino Dimopoulos

Lacking the motivation to work during a drought, a poor, alcoholic farmer is prescribed experimental medication to enhance his work ethic.

- Winner: Best Short Film, Jaffna International Cinema Festival, Sri Lanka 2016
- Winner: Best Short Film, Agenda 14 Short Film Festival, Sri Lanka 2016
- Winner: Best Narrative Short, Chicago Amarcord Arthouse Television & Video Fest Awards, USA 2017
- Winner: Best Actor, Chicago Amarcord Arthouse Television & Video Fest Awards, USA 2017
- Nominated: Best Writing, Chicago Amarcord Arthouse Television & Video Fest Awards, USA 2017
- Official Selection: Bucharest ShortCut CineFest, Romania 2017
- Official Selection: Woods Hole Film Festival, USA 2017
- Official Selection: Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival, Canada 2017
- Official Selection: Tasveer South Asian Film Festival, USA 2017
- Official Selection: Tirana International Film Festival, Albania 2017
- Official Selection: Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema, USA 2017
- Official Selection: Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival, Hong Kong 2017
- Exhibited: Film Forum, Goethe Institut, Sri Lanka 2017
- Exhibited: Cinnamon Colomboscope, Sri Lanka 2017
- Exhibited: SiGNS Film Festival, International Window, India 2017