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The Busan International Film Festival Awards  NETPAC  for its 25th Anniversary

Aditya Tuesday October 13, 2015
The 20th Busan International Film Festival selected The Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) as the recipient of the Achievement Award to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Celebrating NETPAC’s contribution for 25 years, Busan International Film Festival invited the founder and president of NETPAC, Aruna Vasudev to receive the award during the Festival.
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Call for Asia Pacific Screen Lab project submissions 2015-2016

Aditya Saturday July 18, 2015
NETPAC Team composed of Philip Cheah, Park Ki Yong and Herman Van Eyken would like to call for project submissions for the 2nd Asia Pacific Screen Lab aimed at emerging screenwriters, directors and producers from the Asia Pacific Region. The focus is on stories exploring an Asia Pacific identity, to be developed into feature length screen content, be it fiction, documentary or animation.
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Busan International Short Film Festival to enter into the hub of Asian short films!

Aditya Friday February 6, 2015

Joining The Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) Busan International Short Film Festival (BISFF) becomes the first short film festival in the nation to join NETPAC, and second in the world following Bangladesh’s Dhaka International Short & Independent Film Festival. Comprised of 28 countries, 44 film festivals and about 150 members, NETPAC was founded in 1990, beginning with seminars regarding Asian Films in Cinemaya, a quarterly publication about Asian films. Aside from hosting 
 

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The Bit Player (Ekstra) has won the NETPAC Award - Director’s Showcase Category at 9th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, Philippines, July 26 - August 04 , 2013

Aditya Sunday August 18, 2013
social-realist drama-comedy film, it follows a seemingly usual day in the life of LOIDA MALABANAN (Vilma Santos)      as she embarks on yet another shooting day of a soap opera as an extra. As the shoot goes on, we get a glimpse of the   truth in the ruling system of the production as well as the exploitation on the marginal laborers like her.

TRANSIT has won the NETPAC Award - New Breed Full-Length Category at 9th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, Philippines, July 26 - August 04 , 2013

Aditya Sunday August 18, 2013
The film begins and ends in an airport during a father and son’s transit flight from Tel Aviv to Manila.  It tells the story of     Moises, a Filipino single-dad working as a care giver in Herzliya, Israel, who comes home to his apartment in Tel Aviv to     celebrate his son Joshua’s 4th birthday. It was on that day that Moises, together with their Filipino     neighbors Janet, and     her daughter Yael, find out that the Israeli government is going to deport children of foreign     workers.  Afraid of the new     law, Moises and Janet decide to hide their children from the immigration police by making them stay inside the house.

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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