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KIM Ji-seok, the Deputy Director of Busan International Film Festival, died at 57

Aditya Friday May 26, 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.

Kim Ji-seok
1960 Born in Busan, Korea
1983 Graduated from Busan National University
1990 M.A. in Film and Theater at Joong Ang University
1996-2017 Working in Busan International Film Festival

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An Obituary for Abbas Kiarostami

Aditya Thursday July 7, 2016
Many of us at NETPAC also knew the man. And we all have our stories. Elegant, in the real sense of the word. Reserved, yes. Generous, also. In the extreme. He was always generous in his support of foreign film scholars and programmers. But more importantly, we all witnessed his support of new and indie filmmakers.
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2nd Asia Pacific Screen Lab (Jan 11-16 2016, in Singapore)

Aditya Sunday January 24, 2016
After some last-minute drama, when Iraqi filmmaker Mohanad Hayal was detained overnight by Singapore immigration at Changi Airport (his visa had a spelling error), the first workshop of the 2nd Asia Pacific Screen Lab (APSLab) began at the Temenggong Artists-in-Residence in Singapore last week (Jan 11-16).
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QCinema 2015: Third Time's a Charm

Aditya Friday November 13, 2015
An Overview of the Qcinema Film festival 2015.
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Busan: Japan's Studio Ghibli Named Asian Filmmaker of the Year

Aditya Wednesday October 14, 2015
The 20th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) is to present its Asian Filmmaker of the Year Award to Hayao Miyazaki’s Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli. Studio Ghibli has produced 21 films including Howl’s Moving Castle and Berlinale Golden Bear winner Spirited Away, which also picked up the 2003 Oscar for best animated feature film.
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The Busan International Film Festival Awards  NETPAC  for its 25th Anniversary

Aditya Monday October 12, 2015
The 20th Busan International Film Festival selected The Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) as the recipient of the Achievement Award to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Celebrating NETPAC’s contribution for 25 years, Busan International Film Festival invited the founder and president of NETPAC, Aruna Vasudev to receive the award during the Festival.
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Netpac Honoured at 11th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival, Philippines 2015.

Aditya Monday October 12, 2015
On the closing night of the 11th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival (Philippines) on Aug 15 2015, NETPAC was given a special award for its important contributions to Asian cinema in its 25 year history. The award was received by Netpac's Vice-President Philip Cheah and longtime Netpac member, Max Tessier (who now resides in the Philippines).
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To Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of NETPACA Special Screening of 'FOSTER CHILD' Directed by Brillante Mendoza

Aditya Saturday October 10, 2015
Brillante Mendoza
Brillante Mendoza

Bangkok – A riveting film from the Philippines, “Foster Child” directed by Brilliante Mendoza, will be screened in Bangkok on Oct. 12 in a special film event to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC).

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Call for Asia Pacific Screen Lab project submissions 2015-2016

Aditya Friday July 17, 2015
NETPAC Team composed of Philip Cheah, Park Ki Yong and Herman Van Eyken would like to call for project submissions for the 2nd Asia Pacific Screen Lab aimed at emerging screenwriters, directors and producers from the Asia Pacific Region. The focus is on stories exploring an Asia Pacific identity, to be developed into feature length screen content, be it fiction, documentary or animation.
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Busan International Short Film Festival to enter into the hub of Asian short films!

Aditya Thursday February 5, 2015

Joining The Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) Busan International Short Film Festival (BISFF) becomes the first short film festival in the nation to join NETPAC, and second in the world following Bangladesh’s Dhaka International Short & Independent Film Festival. Comprised of 28 countries, 44 film festivals and about 150 members, NETPAC was founded in 1990, beginning with seminars regarding Asian Films in Cinemaya, a quarterly publication about Asian films. Aside from hosting 
 

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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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