SAARC Film Festival 2013 Calls for Entry

Aditya Monday April 29, 2013
The SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Film Festival held in Colombo, has over the last two years gained momentum for promoting some of the best films from the SAARC Region. Awards are given as incentive to continue producing good films for the region. The Festival will take place at the National Film Corporation Cinema Hall, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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Aditya Sunday March 10, 2013
A publication titled "The Early Sri Lankan Cinema and its Association with the South Indian Film Industry" launched on the 24th February, 2013 at the Auditorium of the National Film Corporation of Sri Lanka. A joint publication of Asian Film Centre, Sri Lanka and NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema), this book makes an effort to trace the exciting history of the early period of Sri Lankan cinema through  interviews conducted with the surviving directors  of the early Sinhala films including  A.B. Raj and K.S. Sethumadhavan, It also includes lengthy interviews conducted with Film News Anandan and Randor Guy, the noted historians and archivists  of South Indian cinema.
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Donald Richie, Shining a Light on Japanese cinema

Aditya Friday March 8, 2013
Donald Richie, the world-famous film scholar,specialist of Japanese cinema and culture, passed away of heart failure in Tokyo on February 19 at the age of 88.His voluminous body of work (books, articles,films…) is a living tribute and a very long love letter to Japan. He arrived in1947 with the US occupation force, and wrote mainly on films for the Pacific Stars and Stripes. His love story with Japan never ended, until his last days in Tokyo, where he lived in a small apartment in Ueno.
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What They Don't Talk About When They Talk About Love has won the NETPAC Award at 42nd International Film Festival Rotterdam, 23 Jan - 03 Feb, 2013

Aditya Sunday February 17, 2013

What They Don't Talk About When They Talk About Love
(Yang Tidak Dibicarakan Ketika Membicarakan Cinta)
(Indonesia/Colour/DCP/101 mins/2013)
directed by Mouly Surya  - IndonesiaNetpac  Jury:    
Ed Lejano (Philippines) - Chairperson
Jo Ji-Hoon - (South Korea)
Massoud Bakhshi (Iran)

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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...