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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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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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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...