Burning Birds is a 2016 drama film written and directed by Sri Lankan Sanjeewa Pushpakumara and co-produced by Pushpakumara and Antonin Dedet. The film was premiered in the main competition of the 21st Busan International Film Festival in 2016. The film was presented for the first time in Sri Lanka at the Jaffna International Cinema Festival in September 2017 with the support of GroundFocus. It was then officially released in June 2018 by the National Film Corporation of Sri Lanka through its Rithma circuit cinemas. The film, director Sanjeewa Pushpakumara’s second, was developed with the Cannes Cinéfondation residence program, and supported by the Doha Film Institute, the Hubert Bals Fund and Cinema du Monde.