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This page lists / assimilates the various events that happened during the culmination of 25 years of NetpacAsia. If you come across any important event / publication / material pertaining to the same, kindly send it across at netpacindia@gmail.com.

Aruna Vasudev, President Netpac, at the closing of Busan International Film Festival - 2015


Busan International Film Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary this year. It was formed after Mr. Kim Dong-ho participated in the Seminar on Promoting Asian Cinema organised by Cinemaya, The Asian Film Quarterly in New Delhi in 1990 at the request of UNESCO.
This year it is NETPAC’s 25th anniversary as well and Busan honoured it by presenting an award of recognition to its Founder-President, Aruna Vasudev.

Panel Discussion During 25 years of Netpac Asia, New Delhi


On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of NETPAC, NETPAC India, in collaboration with India International Centre, New Delhi and with the support of UNESCO, New Delhi, held a series of film screenings of NETPAC Award winning films at the India International Centre (IIC). Various films awarded by NETPAC, titles such as Asghar Farhadi’s About Elly, Garin Nugroho’s A Poet, Hiroshi Toda’s Summer Kyoto, Wang Xiaoshuai’s 11 Flowers, Mahdi Fleifel’s A World Not Ours and Reis Celik’s Night of Silence, among others, were screened as part of the programme. The screenings were followed by a discussion between the audience and the filmmakers. A panel discussion titled Celebrating 25 Years of NETPAC: The Rise of Asian Cinema, was also held at IIC. Panellists included Aruna Vasudev, President NETPAC with NETPAC award-winning filmmakers, Jeffrey Jeturian, Yeo Joon-han, Swarna Mallawarachchi, Jahnu Barua and Anup Singh, alongwith UNESCO representative and longtime supporter of NETPAC’s efforts, Moi Chiba. Aruna Vasude helped trace the history of NETPAC from its genesis in 1990: when UNESCO asked Cinemaya, an Asian Film Quarterly run by Aruna Vasudev - to organise a conference on Asian Cinema. This conference was attended by 25 participants from Asia, Europe, USA and Australia and it led to the creation of the International Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema – NETPAC. Posters of the events organised by NETPAC over the years were showcased in the foyer of the theatre, alongwith other printed materials and memorabilia connected to NETPAC events. We also displayed the various publications supported by NETPAC.

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International Women's Day

We are pleased to bring to you, for the second year, our International Women’s Day screening!

Free online screening | 8th March

IWD theme this year is #ChooseToChallenge. A challenged world is an alert world. From challenge comes change, so let's all choose to challenge - Ubolsyn herself completely embraces the theme!

This year we invite you to a special free online screening of ULBOLSYN from director Adilkhan Yerzhanov. Our sincere thanks to the producers, Guillaume de Seille and Olga Khlasheva, for their generosity and their efforts in facilitating the screening.

Ulbolsyn Source Poffdotee

The film tells the story of a girl named Ulbolsyn (Kazakh for ‘let there be a son’) whose little sister Azhar is kidnapped by the regional mayor’s brother Urgen for marital purposes and taken away to his village. Ulbolsyn wants her sister to be free and to enter her into a foreign university so that she can pursue a future career. As soon as she learns about the incident, Ulbolsyn decides to fight for her sister and face down the patriarchal world of the people living in the Karatas village.

The film is the recipient of the NETPAC Award in Tallinn Black Nights and TRT award in CineLink Sarajevo WIP 2020

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