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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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The Bit Player (Ekstra) has won the NETPAC Award - Director’s Showcase Category at 9th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, Philippines, July 26 - August 04 , 2013

Aditya Saturday August 17, 2013
social-realist drama-comedy film, it follows a seemingly usual day in the life of LOIDA MALABANAN (Vilma Santos)      as she embarks on yet another shooting day of a soap opera as an extra. As the shoot goes on, we get a glimpse of the   truth in the ruling system of the production as well as the exploitation on the marginal laborers like her.

TRANSIT has won the NETPAC Award - New Breed Full-Length Category at 9th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, Philippines, July 26 - August 04 , 2013

Aditya Saturday August 17, 2013
The film begins and ends in an airport during a father and son’s transit flight from Tel Aviv to Manila.  It tells the story of     Moises, a Filipino single-dad working as a care giver in Herzliya, Israel, who comes home to his apartment in Tel Aviv to     celebrate his son Joshua’s 4th birthday. It was on that day that Moises, together with their Filipino     neighbors Janet, and     her daughter Yael, find out that the Israeli government is going to deport children of foreign     workers.  Afraid of the new     law, Moises and Janet decide to hide their children from the immigration police by making them stay inside the house.

The Kirishima Thing (Kirishima, Bukatsu Yamerutteyo) has won the NETPAC Award at 17th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, South Korea, June 18-28, 2013

Aditya Sunday August 4, 2013

The Kirishima Thing (Kirishima, Bukatsu Yamerutteyo) 
(Japan / Japanese / 2013 / 103 mins / 35mm / Colour) 
directed by Daihachi Yoshida (Japan)

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Workshop on Documentary and Short Film Making - Sri Lanka

Aditya Sunday July 28, 2013
Arrangements are being made by Asian Film Centre, Sri Lanka affiliated to NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) to conduct  a Master  Class Workshop on Documentary and Short Film Making in Colombo from 13 to 17 September 2013.
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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...