Letter to NETPAC Members from Aruna Vasudev

Aditya Tuesday October 8, 2019

Dear Members,

I am happy to announce that Ashley Ratnavibhushana and Philip Cheah will take over as Joint Presidents of Netpac

Nick Deocampo served as President for over a year but has resigned for personal reasons. Ashley and Philip, who have been on this journey with NETPAC from its very inception, have been asked to shepherd the organisation to its next elections in 2022. They are both committed and capable of furthering the cause of Asia - Pacific Cinema. I thank Nick for his services to NETPAC .  

The New International Board is now updated on the Board page.

The  Treasury will now operate from Brisbane, Australia, where NETPAC International is registered. Details about membership payments will be conveyed shortly. 

Let's all join in and carry Netpac to even greater heights.

With my thanks and  best wishes to all of you.

Aruna Vasudev  President Emeritus  NETPAC, International 

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

Watch MOVIE English | French