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NETPAC India and Devki Foundation have come together to host the first International Buddhist Festival ‘The Inner Path’

Aditya Sunday April 15, 2012
The festival will present Buddhist philosophy and aesthetics through various creative forms – a dance performance, films, an exhibition of photographs and selected art works, discourses, discussions and debates, demonstrating the myriad streams of Buddhism practiced around the world, yet all directed towards ‘The Inner Path’. 
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NETPAC News 2011

Aditya Tuesday December 27, 2011
In 2011 NETPAC followed up the Imaging Asia festival in New Delhi in August 2010, with a series of activities. The NETPAC award was instituted at the Kolkata and Bengaluru festivals in India, Cape Winelands Festival in South Africa and in Warsaw in Poland. For the Bengaluru Festival, we helped put together a package of the Asian films for the Netpac prize which comes with a prize of US $4,000, offered by the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce. The winner of the 2011 APSA NETPAC Development Prize with a bursary of US $5000 bursary, was Sheron Dayoc for Halaw (Ways of the Sea).
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Film appreciation workshop with Prof. Suresh Chabria.

Aditya Friday December 2, 2011
In the plethora of entertainment options, cinema continues to hold a special status, captivating and holding the viewer in a bond that is both personal and larger-than-life. What makes cinema important in an era of television and YouTube? What is the relationship between cinema and the viewer? Is film a reflection of reality or is reality a reflection of film?In this three day workshop, noted film historian, teacher and curator, Suresh Chabria will address questions like this, introducing participants to the powerful medium of cinema. 
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BOAT PEOPLE STORY WINS ASIAN CINEMA PRIZE

Aditya Friday November 18, 2011

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards today announced that the Winner of the annual APSA NETPAC Development Prize is Filipino filmmaker Sheron R. Dayoc for his film Halaw (Ways of the Sea).

Designed to nurture outstanding talent in the region, a prize of US$5,000 is offered by APSA in collaboration with the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC). All films in competition for APSA are eligible.

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NETPAC award winners

Aditya Wednesday November 2, 2011
16th Busan International Film Festival, 6-14 October 2011


The Netpac Award was won by the film:

Dwe Ji Ui Wang (The King of Pigs)

 

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To Friends of Asian Cinema: The Untimely Death of Tareque Masud And Mishuk Munier

Aditya Tuesday August 16, 2011
Dhaka: The film activists in Bangladesh are mourning the death of Bangladesh’s leading filmmaker Tareque Masud and his friend—cinematorgrapher Mishuk Munier. They died in a road accident at around 12.30 pm on Saturday 13 August 2011. Tareque and seven others were scouting for locations for his new film Kagojer Phool (The Paper flower), presumably a 'prequel' to his famous film Matir Moina (The Clay Bird, 2002) in Manikganj on 13 August morning. When returning to Dhaka their microbus was hit by a coach and five of them died on the spot.
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Iconic Filmmaker Mani Kaul passes away

Aditya Wednesday July 6, 2011
Mani Kaul, renowned Indian filmmaker who, together with Kumar Shahani, was  the architect of the New Wave in Indian cinema in the early 70s, passed away in New Delhi on 6 July 2011. His death has been mourned by the entire film fraternity.
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Garin Nugroho - Celebrating 30 years of Filmmaking

Aditya Friday June 24, 2011
Nugroho’s cinema features a lot of ladies in sensual and suffering scenes. So it makes symbolic sense that his career summary is dedicated to his mother. “My late mother once told me, “Nugroho recalls, “that before she turned 17, as a member of the Red Cross, she stood among hundreds of dead bodies on Braga Street, Bandung. Bodies of the victims of the massacre by the Dutch. She also witnessed the hundreds of deaths in 1965 (the bloody takeover by Suharto), and the chaos of violence in 1998 (the bloody resignation of Suharto)…
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UNDERSTANDING PERSIAN CULTURE THROUGH FILM - An Online Experience

Aditya Monday April 18, 2011
NETPAC and AsiaPacificFilms.com(APF) launched a website this month with a selection of culturally importantIranian films complete, including introductions by Persian film experts andeducational resources. This is a unique opportunity for the public to watch 24narrative feature films, documentaries and short Iranian films. Also streaming is an hour-long symposium on the theme of “Understanding Persian Culture through Film”. Interviews, essays, and a bibliography is offered as educational resources.  There is an on-line forum so viewers can add their ideas and questions about the films after viewing them. 
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2010 The Year of NETPAC

Aditya Wednesday February 23, 2011
It was a time for celebration and renewal for NETPAC which completed 20 years in 2010. The Network was born in August 1990, at an international seminar on “Promoting Asian Cinema” organized by Cinemaya The Asian Film Quarterly in New Delhi. For all these twenty years, NETPAC has been a staunch standard-bearer for the cinemas of Asia, doggedly supporting them, publishing books, holding conferences, programming Asian films for various film festivals, founding a NETPAC festival in Jogjakarta and instituting the NETPAC award for the Best Asian Film, now given away at about thirty festivals worldwide. The year’s flagship event was undoubtedly Imaging Asia the 
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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...