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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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.


Sun Shaoyi (1961 - 13th Aug. 2019) Shaoyi Photo It is with great sadness that we inform you of the demise of our senior NETPAC member, Prof SUN Shaoyi (孙绍谊) on 13th Aug 2019. Born in 1961, Prof. SUN Shaoyi did a Masters and a Ph.D from the University of Southern California (USC). He was Professor of Film and Media Studies at Shanghai Theater Academy (STA), taught Chinese film and literature at USC, University of California at Irvine, National Chung Hsing University (Taiwan), Shanghai University and New York University in Shanghai. Read More...