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Festival Reports

KOLKATA FILM FESTIVAL 2021

System Administrator Sunday January 24, 2021
A lot of credit goes to the hard work of NETPAC members that helped introduce Asian/Pacific films to the Western world. I am so very appreciative and proud of NETPAC’s work and of having been a member since the beginning.
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21st Asiatica Film Festival - 2020

System Administrator Tuesday January 5, 2021
We all thought that the outbreak of the virus would be short, but not everything went as we expected. Many festivals waited for a while to make the right decision. Should the festival be held socially-distanced in accordance with health protocols or is it safer to hold a virtual one? Who knows?
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Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2020

System Administrator Tuesday December 22, 2020
Whether judging from their production value or auteurist vision, the selected works demonstrated considerable creative ambitions that reflected the social and cultural landscapes of their origins, each exhibiting its own memorable highlights and surprising genius.
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BUSAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

System Administrator Monday December 21, 2020
Overall, this year’s NETPAC entries were of high quality, directed by veterans as well as newcomers. Their subjects were the ordinary men and women in ordinary jobs, adults having problems with their lives, and the one film of a foreigner trying to make it in the new country.
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Fourth El Gouna Film Festival

System Administrator Monday December 21, 2020
Our choice was reduced to just two films: 200 Meters (a co-production  between Palestine, Italy, Jordan, Sweden) by Ameen Nayfeh, a talented director, acclaimed for some of his previous works. It tells the story of an individual’s experience who suffers in the battered Palestinian land; and In Between Dying, the second fiction film by Azerbaijani writer and director Hilal Baydarov.
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24th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2020

System Administrator Monday December 21, 2020
No fewer than seven of the 14 films in the NETPAC Competition were world premieres, gathered from the different sections of the festival. Three of them were first films and also competed in the ‘First Features Competition’ where Wang Yiao’s film Great Happiness (China) deservedly won the Main Award.
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18th PACIFIC MERIDIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – 2020

System Administrator Saturday November 28, 2020
The 18th Pacific Meridian International Film Festival was held in Vladivostok, Russia from 10 – 16 October, despite all the obstacles of the year 2020. The festival showed over 200 movies that comprised the Official Competition, Panorama, Animation, Documentary, Short Competition and other programmes. Some films came from International Film Festivals like Berlin and Venice, whereas others had their international or national premieres in Vladivostok.
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Congratulations Bong Joon Ho

Congratulations to Bong Joon-ho TXmvGYanrJgMzRNgaSEK The victory of Parasite by Bong Joon-ho, at the 92nd Academy Awards (aka the Oscars), is a clear sign of global change. The history of cinema is being written on our eyes! For the first time, the most prestigious cinema awards were given to one film - the Palme d'Or at the 2019 Cannes Film festival, the Best Asian film at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards and the Oscars. For the first time, we see such unanimous acclaim of one film. Read More...