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TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: 7 – 17 September 2017

System Administrator Saturday October 14, 2017
The latest edition of TIFF lived up to its reputation as a warm, hospitable festival where exciting new voices in cinema get a chance to be showcased. That the festival is deeply embedded in the cultural life of the city is evident from the long queues and crowds outside the theatres even on weekdays.
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Fantastic at Bucheon

System Administrator Tuesday August 1, 2017

​The genre industry is growing and drawing more and more viewers, and Bucheon is set for a wider and technically challenging future. And judging by the audience response, films that were once regarded as B grade have come into their own.

 

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Asian Cinema at BIFFES: Linked by an Unusual Thread

System Administrator Sunday February 12, 2017
Above all, BIFFES, organised by the Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy and led by its Artistic Director N Vidyashankar, is now as much a Bangalore as a Mysore event ever since the two cities began to jointly host the festival a year ago. The opening ceremony which brought together hundreds of people in the state capital Bangalore, was a grand event held in front of a spectacularly lit Vidhan Soudha (the Karnataka Legislature).
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4th QCinema International Film Festival, Quezon City

System Administrator Monday December 12, 2016
This city of new horizons known for its shopping malls and skyscrappers is also the Entertainment capital of the country. It is no surprise that the annual Qcinema International Film Festival which was started just 4 years back has grown into a major cultural event. 
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32nd WARSAW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

System Administrator Monday December 12, 2016
How I wish these film schools could have had a small counter where the rest of the world could buy their DVDs and show it to eager audiences in their respective parts of the world! Similarly the marketing section of the festival also functions at a low key.
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The Pacific Meridian Film Festival in Vladivostok: a memorable experience.

System Administrator Tuesday October 4, 2016
The program of our Netpac jury (composed of Mrs Nina Kochelyaeva, Russia, Mr Andreas Ungerböck, Austria, and myself, chairman) was composed of eleven films, partly form the main competition , and partly from other sections, like the Panorama, reflecting the spirit of the Pacific Ocean countries.
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20th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival

System Administrator Wednesday August 17, 2016

The Bucheon International Film Festival (21-31 July 2016), which started as the Fantastic Film Festival in 1997, celebrated its 20th year. BIFAN is the biggest festival of its kind in Asia, and it plays a significant role in the Korean film Industry, with a unique style of film programmes and events. This year, it showed 320 quality films from 49 countries, that catered to the tastes of a varied audience. 

 

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33rd Busan International Shot Film Festival, Korea

System Administrator Tuesday June 7, 2016
BISFF is one of the earliest and first short film festivals in Korea, launched in 1980, it’s aspire to aesthetics in short films and has firmly established itself as the place to discover new talented directors. They also brought the world’s latest and hidden shorts in spotlight in terms; BISFF is a remarkable opportunity for the directors in national and around the world.  It is small but powerful and becoming more and more the most coveted short film festival in Asia.
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Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival, 1 – 6 December 2015

System Administrator Friday February 12, 2016

The Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival (JAFF) celebrated its 10th anniversary during its 2015 edition in Jogjakarta, Indonesia.
JAFF was founded in 2005 by Garin Nugroho and Budi Irawanto with the collaboration of NETPAC. It is the only film festival that carries NETPAC’s name in which NETPAC has a direct presence, usually through NETPAC vice-president Philip Cheah, who is the festival’s program consultant.

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Hawaii International Film Festival NETPAC@25, 12-24 November 2015

System Administrator Friday February 12, 2016

The Hawaiian International Film Festival (HIFF) is the largest film festival in the US “dedicated to the advancement of understanding and cultural exchange among the peoples of Asia, the Pacific and North America through the medium of film."
In 2015 HIFF marked its 35th year with an ambitiously eclectic program befitting its unique crossroads position as an American state located in the Asia Pacific region.

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Obituary

Kim Ji-Seok

(1960 - 25th May 2017)


Kim Ji-seok, the Deputy Director and the Executive Programmer of Busan International Film Festival, died at age 57 on Thursday evening, May 18th (French local time), following a heart attack during his attendance at Cannes Film Festival, France. Born in 1960, Kim was a founding member of Busan International Film Festival from 1996 and was currently the Deputy Director and the Executive Programmer of the Festival. In undying efforts, contribution and devotion in discovery of Asian films, Kim led Busan International Film Festival to be the center of Asian cinema and one of world-class film festivals. Read More...

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