NETPAC/USA Film Festival

Aditya Tuesday February 10, 2009
During 2008, the 15 members of NETPAC/USA were busiest in October and November because of activities during Hawaii International Film Festival followed by a NETPAC Film Festival. The NETPAC Film Festival took place from November 19 through November 29 at the beautiful Doris Duke Theater at the Honolulu Art Academy and featured seven 2007 feature films fromAsia - including many previous winners of the coveted NETPAC Award. The Doris Duke Theater was the co-sponsor of the Festival which attracted about 500 people.


Aditya Monday December 29, 2008
In 2007 an initiative was launched to give Asian cinema a space parallel to the European Film Awards on the international scene. And one day this will hopefully dislodge the Oscars as the most talked about film award ceremony ever. The Asia Pacific Screen Awards is the brainchild of four partners – UNESCO, FIAPF (the august Paris-based International Federation of Film Producers Association), CNN and the Government of Queensland, Australia, where the selection and awards ceremonies are held. “I am convinced that the Asia Pacific Screen awards will contribute not only to promoting cultural diversity in the media 

AMNESTY International Week of Justice Festival

Aditya Monday December 29, 2008
or this year's International Week of Justice Festival 2008 (5-10 Dec), Amnesty International India asked NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) to curate films from Asia in its programme.NETPAC selected 15 features which touch on issues of border conflicts, dictatorships, war on terror, displacement and evictions, prison diaries and the criminal justice system. Among them are Prasanna Vithanage's August Sun and Death on A Full Moon Day, Garin Nugroho's The Poet and Bird Man Tale, Abdullatif Abdulhamid's Out of Coverage, Pimpaka Towira's The Truth Be Told, Nicole Ballivian's Driving to Zigzigland, Mai Masri's 33 Days, and others.

Netpac publishes book on the cinema of Vietnam

Aditya Monday December 1, 2008

“Modernity and Nationality in Vietnamese Cinema” is the first book on Vietnamese cinema in English. It was published this May in Indonesia by the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC).NETPAC gathers over 50 famous cinema activists in Asia and Europe, Australia and the US and in 2007 this organisation began to publish books to introduce Asian cinema to the world. Dr. Lan’s book is the first work published by NETPAC.  

14th Festival on Wheels | Kars

Aditya Sunday November 30, 2008
If people do not go to the cinema, the cinema goes to the people. This is the best way to describe the Festival on Wheels that has been bringing quality cinema to the remotest corners of Turkey while carrying the best of Turkish cinema to European and North American capitals. Kars, an eastern town laden with history lies at the ((http://netpacasia.org/Turkish-Armenian|Turkish-Armenian)) border. For a population of around 325 000 inhabitants, there are only two halls with screening possibilities. Hence the importance of the festival that showcases an impressive selection of films around the world in addition to the latest gems of Turkish cinema. For the locals, to meet Tarik Akan, the idol of generations with unforgettable roles such as in Yol or Mujde Ar who, starting in the 1980s revolutionized the way cinema looked at women with her daring performances particularly in Atif Yilmaz films, this is a dream come true and a good educational tool for the young generation weaned on the sit-coms of Turkish television. But Kars is also where cultures meet.

15th International film Festival of Kerala, 2010

Aditya Monday December 2, 2002
Kerala, a tropical paradise, is recommended by the National Geographic Magazine as one of the 50 ‘must-see’ destinations of the world. Marketed as God’s own country Kerala (kera+layam) which literally translates as abode of the coconuts and as legend goes it is the land that was reclaimed from the Sea. From mountains to the sea, from rock to sand, lush greens to bright reds, spicy curries to sweet payasams, calm rural spaces to bustly urban centres kerala has as much variety in colour, texture and experiences, that takes more than lifetime to live and absorb completely. Kerala boasts of one of the most cine-literate and discerning audiences in the world. Cinema and politics are two abiding passions of the people of Kerala. Bizarre experiments in the medium, with few takers elsewhere, find vociferous votaries here.


Supriya Suri's Interview with Muhiddin Muzaffar

Director Muhiddin Muzaffar (1) 2 Min

1. I entered the cinema through the theatre. I was an actor in our local theatre called Kanibadam, named after Tuhfa Fozilova. After working for five years, I decided to do a theatre director course. I graduated with honors and became a director. We successfully staged performances at international festivals.


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