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Jocelyne Saab – A Woman of Grit, A Filmmaker of Substance

Aditya Wednesday January 16, 2019

Well known Lebanese filmmaker Jocelyne Saab who was born in Beirut on 30 April 1948 died of cancer on January 07, 2019.

Jocelyne Saab started her career with the hosting of a pop music programme called ‘Marsupilami Got Blue Eyes’’ on the national Lebanese radio and from there moved on to become a newsreader for television. Civil war in Lebanon threw her into the front line as a war reporter. She covered the war in the Middle East and Iran, and the Polisario war in the Maghreb. Her independent films received numerous international prizes.

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A book on Sri Lankan Actress Malini Fonseka

Aditya Thursday December 27, 2018
Malini Fonseka is unquestionably the greatest living film actress in Sri Lanka. Over the past half a century she has succeeded in exercising a profound and far-reaching influence on the cinematic imagination of the country. There is no doubt that she has left an indelible mark on the history of Sri Lankan cinema.
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Books Written by NETPAC Members

Aditya Tuesday December 11, 2018
Recently, two books have been written by NETPAC members. One is on Pakistani Cinema and other on Bangladeshi Cinema.
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China's Van Goghs wins Netpac award for best film at 40th Moscow International Film Festival

Aditya Saturday June 2, 2018

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For the cinematic exposition of the complexity when art, commerce and morality converge,
leading to a sensational journey through pain and ultimately an inspiring discovery.

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Asia Pacific Screen Lab - Griffith Film School

Aditya Sunday August 20, 2017
Herman Van Eyken, Chair of the CILECT Asia Pacific Association, Philip Cheah, Advisor to NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asia Pacific Cinema), Ki Yong Park (Founder Asian Film Academy), and and Anne Demy-Geroe (Vice-President NETPAC), with the support of NETPAC, the Sun Foundation, Temenggong Artists in Residence and the Asia Pacific Screen Academy have worked assiduously since 2010 towards the development of the Asia Pacific Screen Laboratory (APSL).
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Dhaka DocLab - A South Asian Platform for Documentary Project Market

Aditya Saturday July 15, 2017
A new platform, Dhaka DocLab, has just started functioning with an aim to promote the South Asian documentary filmmakers find a place in global market of documentaries in future.
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KIM Ji-seok, the Deputy Director of Busan International Film Festival, died at 57

Aditya Friday May 26, 2017

Kim Ji-seok, the Deputy Director and the Executive Programmer of Busan International Film Festival, died at age 57 on Thursday evening, May 18th (French local time), following a heart attack during his attendance at Cannes Film Festival, France.
 
Born in 1960, Kim was a founding member of Busan International Film Festival from 1996 and was currently the Deputy Director and the Executive Programmer of the Festival. In undying efforts, contribution and devotion in discovery of Asian films, Kim led Busan International Film Festival to be the center of Asian cinema and one of world-class film festivals.

Kim Ji-seok
1960 Born in Busan, Korea
1983 Graduated from Busan National University
1990 M.A. in Film and Theater at Joong Ang University
1996-2017 Working in Busan International Film Festival

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An Obituary for Abbas Kiarostami

Aditya Thursday July 7, 2016
Many of us at NETPAC also knew the man. And we all have our stories. Elegant, in the real sense of the word. Reserved, yes. Generous, also. In the extreme. He was always generous in his support of foreign film scholars and programmers. But more importantly, we all witnessed his support of new and indie filmmakers.
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2nd Asia Pacific Screen Lab (Jan 11-16 2016, in Singapore)

Aditya Sunday January 24, 2016
After some last-minute drama, when Iraqi filmmaker Mohanad Hayal was detained overnight by Singapore immigration at Changi Airport (his visa had a spelling error), the first workshop of the 2nd Asia Pacific Screen Lab (APSLab) began at the Temenggong Artists-in-Residence in Singapore last week (Jan 11-16).
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QCinema 2015: Third Time's a Charm

Aditya Friday November 13, 2015
An Overview of the Qcinema Film festival 2015.
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Obituary

Jocelyne Saab (30th Apr, 1948 - 7th Jan. 2019) Jocelyne Well known Lebanese filmmaker Jocelyne Saab who was born in Beirut on 30 April 1948 died of cancer on January 07, 2019 Jocelyne Saab started her career with the hosting of a pop music programme called ‘Marsupilami Got Blue Eyes’’ on the national Lebanese radio and from there moved on to become a newsreader for television. Civil war in Lebanon threw her into the front line as a war reporter. She covered the war in the Middle East and Iran, and the Polisario war in the Maghreb. Her independent films received numerous international prizes. Read More...