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A cradle for mother has won the NETPAC Award at 35th Moscow International Film Festival, Russia, June 20 - 29, 2013

Aditya Saturday July 27, 2013

A cradle for mother
(Iran / Farsi /2013 / 80 mins / Betacam SP / Colour)
directed  by Panahbarkhoda Rezaee (Iran)

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SAARC Film Festival 2013 Calls for Entry

Aditya Sunday April 28, 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 Saturday March 9, 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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When I Saw You (Lamma shoftak) has won the NETPAC Award at 43rd Berlinale International Forum of New Cinema, Germany, February 07 - 17, 2013

Aditya Saturday March 9, 2013

When ISaw You (Lamma shoftak) 
(Palestine, Jordan,Arab Emirates, & Greece / Arabic /2012 / 93 mins / DCP/ Colour) 
directed  by Anemarie Jacir  (Palestine/Jordan)

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Donald Richie, Shining a Light on Japanese cinema

Aditya Thursday March 7, 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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With You Without You has won the NETPAC Award at 19th Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema , 23 Jan - 03 Feb, 2013

Aditya Sunday February 17, 2013

With You Without You (Oba Ekka Oba Nethiva)   
Sri Lanka / India / 90 mins/2012/Colour/35mm) 
directed by Prasanna Vithanage - Sri Lanka 

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What They Don't Talk About When They Talk About Love has won the NETPAC Award at 42nd International Film Festival Rotterdam, 23 Jan - 03 Feb, 2013

Aditya Sunday February 17, 2013

What They Don't Talk About When They Talk About Love
(Yang Tidak Dibicarakan Ketika Membicarakan Cinta)
(Indonesia/Colour/DCP/101 mins/2013)
directed by Mouly Surya  - IndonesiaNetpac  Jury:    
Ed Lejano (Philippines) - Chairperson
Jo Ji-Hoon - (South Korea)
Massoud Bakhshi (Iran)

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HABIBI has won the NETPAC Award at 05th Bangaluru International Film Festival, India 22 - 27 December, 2012

Aditya Sunday February 17, 2013

HABIBI (Habibi Rasak Kharban) 
(Darling, Something's Wrong with Your Head) 
(Palestine / 2011 / colour / 85 mts) 
directed by Ms.Susan Youssef 

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Letters of Solitude has won the NETPAC Award at 07th Jogja-Netpac Asian Film Festival , Indonesia , 2012, 1-5 December

Aditya Saturday February 16, 2013
 For its thought-provoking and ambitious inquiry into the colonial past of Maguindanao and the director's personal history through an allegorical tale of physical and psychological imprisonment.
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Ithramaathram has won the NETPAC Award for the Best Malayalam Film at 17th Kerala International Film Festival, Thiruvananthapuram, India 07-14 December, 2012

Aditya Saturday February 16, 2013

Ithramaathram 
(India/2012/35mm/Colour/98mts./Malayalam) 
directed by K. Gopinathan

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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...