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Festival Reports

34th Warsaw International Film Festival 12-21 October, 2018

System Administrator Tuesday November 13, 2018

First time in Poland. A nice feeling right from the start!

When I arrived, the sun was shining, which was unusual in Warsaw in this season (12th of October). Maks, the head of the hospitality team, had organized everything and Olga was waiting with a smile and the usual accreditation bag.

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Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema (FICA) 2018

System Administrator Sunday August 26, 2018
The Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema (FICA) wrapped up early this year (January 30-February 6, 2018) with two films sharing the NETPAC Jury Prize. China’s A TASTE OF RICE FLOWER, by Pengfei, was cited for “its delicate balance in portraying tradition-vs-modernization issues of migrant workers in a subtle mother/daughter storyline graced with distinct moods and rituals.”
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14th  Eurasia International Film Festival

System Administrator Sunday August 26, 2018
The 14 th  Eurasia International Film Festival was organized from the 30th  June to 7th  July 2018 at Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan.
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14th Edition of Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival

System Administrator Sunday August 26, 2018
While deciding on the films worthy of our NETPAC award I decided to evaluate every film for its strength and weakness. So here are the views shared by the jury.
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NETPAC at the 22nd  Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN)

System Administrator Saturday August 18, 2018
BIFAN began with a unique concept of being an Asian “genre film festival”. I was then assigned to BIFAN and had wonderful opportunities to meet directors and actors through numerous interviews. At that time, auteur films dominated film festivals, but to me, BIFAN's selection was way more refreshing and special as the festival focused on "genre films". They were unconventional in providing horror, thriller B movies and midnight screenings with new refreshing film language. It was even more exciting that BIFAN examined Asian genre against the cliches of foreign genre films.
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Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF)

System Administrator Thursday July 26, 2018
NETPAC had chosen 11 films from the Asia and Pacific region for consideration for the NETPAC Award. The jury’s task was challenging as it had to pick the Best Film from a mix of films from many categories. In this selection five films were from the Main Competition, two from Out of Competition, one from Cinema of Sri Lanka, two from Free Thought Documentaries.
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Bangaluru Festival Report

System Administrator Tuesday July 10, 2018
Cinema is perceived here almost like a religious phenomenon. Each film screening starts with the National Anthem. At the Opening and Closing ceremonies, the Anthem of Karnataka was also heard. In the state only more than 200 feature films are produced annually in Kannada language. It explains the complex system of competitions and awards of the festival itself.
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19th JEONJU INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (2018)

System Administrator Saturday June 2, 2018
Out of the 12 prizes given at the festival, seven were won by women directors - this, despite an overwhelming majority of the competition directors being male. Is this a reflection of the change brought about by the #metoo movement of the past year and the Hollywood industry pushing for gender equality?
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22nd IFFK in Trivandrum, Kerala: A Trip into World Cinema and Malayalam Specificities.

System Administrator Tuesday January 16, 2018
Our unanimous choice went to Newton, by Amit Masurkar (India), the stunningly filmed story of an idealist young man confronted with the democratic process of conducting elections in a remote jungle area, where all the unavoidable contradictions of India’s democracy are revealed.
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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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Obituary

Jocelyne Saab (30th Apr, 1948 - 7th Jan. 2019) Jocelyne Jocelyne Saab, widely considered one of the most important contemporary Arab filmmakers, passed away after a brave and difficult battle with cancer on 7 January. Although death had long been hovering, many of us in contact only through texting or phoning, were taken by surprise, as the usual season's greetings had been exchanged with no hint that this beloved member of our film community would leave us within a week. Read More...