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A book on Sri Lankan Actress Malini Fonseka

Aditya Friday December 28, 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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Asia Pacific Screen Lab - Griffith Film School

Aditya Monday August 21, 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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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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Busan: Japan's Studio Ghibli Named Asian Filmmaker of the Year

Aditya Thursday October 15, 2015
The 20th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) is to present its Asian Filmmaker of the Year Award to Hayao Miyazaki’s Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli. Studio Ghibli has produced 21 films including Howl’s Moving Castle and Berlinale Golden Bear winner Spirited Away, which also picked up the 2003 Oscar for best animated feature film.
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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...