When NETPAC celebrated Asia...

Aditya Friday September 10, 2010
When the Board decided that NETPAC would commemorate 20 years of its existence - we began with the idea of a conference. Just a conference…But then, one thing led to another.Back then, that was the extent we believed we could stretch ourselves till one thought led to another and those thoughts led us to partners, collaborators, associates who then pitched in with venues and funds. So, before we knew it the idea took on a life of its own and, Imaging
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Aditya Tuesday June 1, 2010
The Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. For Asian cinema, which has grown exponentially and won more awards than ever before, this period is marked by a sense of achievement and pride. 
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Aruna Vasudev receives the Medal of Vesoul City

Aditya Tuesday February 2, 2010
The Founder and President of NETPAC, Aruna Vasudev, was felicitated at the closing ceremony of the 16th Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema. The prominent festival is held in the city of Vesoul in Eastern France every year and has been dedicated to the screening and promotion of Asia cinema.
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APSA announces winner of APSA-NETPAC Development Prize

Aditya Monday November 30, 2009

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) has announced the winner of the inaugural ‘APSA NETPAC Development Prize'.
Designed to nurture new and rising talent in the region, the $US5000 prize is offered by APSA in collaboration with the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) to an emerging filmmaker from the 2009 Award nominees.

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APSA and NETPAC announce Development Prize for Asia-Pacific Filmmakers

Aditya Saturday August 22, 2009
The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) has announced a collaboration with the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) by forming the ‘APSA NETPAC Development Prize', a US$5000 bursary to be awarded to an emerging filmmaker from Asia-Pacific
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NETPAC Award Winner picked for distribution by CJ Entertainment

Aditya Sunday March 1, 2009
Korean Director Baek Seung-bin's debut feature Members of the Funeral has been picked up for worldwide distribution by CJ Entertainment, one of Korea's leading distributors. The film had its world premiere last year at the Pusan International Film Festival, where it received the NETPAC Award, and had its international premiere at the Forum section of this year's Berlinale.
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NETPAC/USA Film Festival

Aditya Tuesday February 10, 2009
During 2008, the 15 members of NETPAC/USA were busiest in October and November because of activities during Hawaii International Film Festival followed by a NETPAC Film Festival. The NETPAC Film Festival took place from November 19 through November 29 at the beautiful Doris Duke Theater at the Honolulu Art Academy and featured seven 2007 feature films fromAsia - including many previous winners of the coveted NETPAC Award. The Doris Duke Theater was the co-sponsor of the Festival which attracted about 500 people.
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Aditya Monday December 29, 2008
In 2007 an initiative was launched to give Asian cinema a space parallel to the European Film Awards on the international scene. And one day this will hopefully dislodge the Oscars as the most talked about film award ceremony ever. The Asia Pacific Screen Awards is the brainchild of four partners – UNESCO, FIAPF (the august Paris-based International Federation of Film Producers Association), CNN and the Government of Queensland, Australia, where the selection and awards ceremonies are held. “I am convinced that the Asia Pacific Screen awards will contribute not only to promoting cultural diversity in the media 
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AMNESTY International Week of Justice Festival

Aditya Monday December 29, 2008
or this year's International Week of Justice Festival 2008 (5-10 Dec), Amnesty International India asked NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) to curate films from Asia in its programme.NETPAC selected 15 features which touch on issues of border conflicts, dictatorships, war on terror, displacement and evictions, prison diaries and the criminal justice system. Among them are Prasanna Vithanage's August Sun and Death on A Full Moon Day, Garin Nugroho's The Poet and Bird Man Tale, Abdullatif Abdulhamid's Out of Coverage, Pimpaka Towira's The Truth Be Told, Nicole Ballivian's Driving to Zigzigland, Mai Masri's 33 Days, and others.
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Netpac publishes book on the cinema of Vietnam

Aditya Monday December 1, 2008

“Modernity and Nationality in Vietnamese Cinema” is the first book on Vietnamese cinema in English. It was published this May in Indonesia by the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC).NETPAC gathers over 50 famous cinema activists in Asia and Europe, Australia and the US and in 2007 this organisation began to publish books to introduce Asian cinema to the world. Dr. Lan’s book is the first work published by NETPAC.

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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...