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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 Sunday August 18, 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 Sunday August 18, 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.

SAARC Film Festival 2013 Calls for Entry

Aditya Monday April 29, 2013
The SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Film Festival held in Colombo, has over the last two years gained momentum for promoting some of the best films from the SAARC Region. Awards are given as incentive to continue producing good films for the region. The Festival will take place at the National Film Corporation Cinema Hall, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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A BOOK THAT EXPLORES THE SOUTH INDIAN INFLUENCE IN THE EARLY SRI LANKAN CINEMA

Aditya Sunday March 10, 2013
A publication titled "The Early Sri Lankan Cinema and its Association with the South Indian Film Industry" launched on the 24th February, 2013 at the Auditorium of the National Film Corporation of Sri Lanka. A joint publication of Asian Film Centre, Sri Lanka and NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema), this book makes an effort to trace the exciting history of the early period of Sri Lankan cinema through  interviews conducted with the surviving directors  of the early Sinhala films including  A.B. Raj and K.S. Sethumadhavan, It also includes lengthy interviews conducted with Film News Anandan and Randor Guy, the noted historians and archivists  of South Indian cinema.
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Donald Richie, Shining a Light on Japanese cinema

Aditya Friday March 8, 2013
Donald Richie, the world-famous film scholar,specialist of Japanese cinema and culture, passed away of heart failure in Tokyo on February 19 at the age of 88.His voluminous body of work (books, articles,films…) is a living tribute and a very long love letter to Japan. He arrived in1947 with the US occupation force, and wrote mainly on films for the Pacific Stars and Stripes. His love story with Japan never ended, until his last days in Tokyo, where he lived in a small apartment in Ueno.
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Obituary

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...