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English Title Name of Festival Festival Country Festival Month Festival Year Jury Members Director Director's Country Citation Film Website
The Shepherdess and the Seven Songs Jeonju International Film Festival South Korea May 2020

Jinna LEE (Ulju Mountain Film Festival Programmer, Chairman/ Korea)
KIM Yi-seok (Film studies professor/ Korea)
KIM So-hee (Film Critic/ Korea)

Pushpendra Singh India The Shepherdess and the Seven Songs successfully retranslates 14thC literary treasure into lyrics...
Happy Old Years Bangaluru International Film Festival India February 2020

Italo Spinelli (Italy) Chairperson
Reza Fahriyansyah, (Indonesia)
Andreas Ungerbok, (Austria)
Shyamaprasad, (India)
Aravinda Navada, (India)

Napoli Thamrongrattanarit Thailand for Its original sophisticated and intricate analysis of the dynamic within family relationship.
Nasir International Film Festival Rotterdam Netherlands February 2020

Prof. Zakir Hossain Raju (Bangladesh) Chairperson
Dan Koh (Singapore)
Arleen Cuevas (Philippines/Netherlands)

Arun Karthick India
I WeirDO Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival South Korea July 2020

Ji-hoon JO - (Korea) - Chairperson
Sanghoon Lee (Korea)
Ms. Hye Yooung Cho (Korea)

LIAO Mingyi Taiwan “I WeirDO remarkably shows the power of storytelling and wonderful imagination based on genre”
Star Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival Philippines August 2020

Ms. Jeannette Paulson Hereniko (USA/Hawaii) – NETPAC Member - (Chairperson)
Ms. Sari Dalena (Philippines)
Raymond Red (Philippines)

Carla Pulido Ocampo Philippines “for its magical but very convincing depiction of how women are boxed into stereotypes by...
In Between Dying El Gouna Film Festival Egypt October 2020 Italo Spinelli Hilal Baydarov Azerbaijan for an original concept embodied by a combination of poetic symbolism and philosophical...
The Asadas Warsaw International Film Festival Poland October 2020

Ms. Nada Azhari Gillon (Syria/ France) Chairperson/NETPAC Member
Edvinas Puksta (Lithuania)
Janusz Wróblewski (Poland)
Nada and Edvinas participated physically and Janusz participated virtually.

Ryota Nakano Japan A deeply touching and amusing film, full of hope needed in current darker times. A sorrow and...
Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom Ulju Mountain Film Festival South Korea October 2020

JO Ji-hoon (Netpac Member, Chairperson) Korea
Ms. CHAI Yoon-hee (Film Producer), Korea
Professor HONG Sang-woo (Department of Russian Studies, Gyeongsang National University), Korea

The jury members participated online.

Pawo Choyning Dorji Bhutan The film wonderfully and movingly captures the growth journey of a young urban teacher seeking... https://filmsboutique.com/movies/lunana-a-yak-in-the-classroom/
In Deep Sleep International Film Festival of Asian-Pacific countries “Pacific Meridian” Russia October 2020

Dr. Ms. Rashmi Doraiswamy (India) Chairperson/NETPAC Member
Ms. Olga Khlasheva (Kazakhstan) NETPAC Member
Ms. Julia Gulyan (Russia)

This is a hybrid jury. Rashmi and Olga participated online and Juliya participated virtually.

Maria Ignatenk Russia for the poetic embodiment of the dreamy reality
Fighter Busan International Film Festival South Korea October 2020

Hassan Muthalib (Malaysia) Chairperson/NETPAC Member
Riccardo Gelli (Italy)
Kim Kyoungwook (Korea)

This is a hybrid jury. Hassan and Riccardo participated online and Kim Kyoungwook participated physically.

J`ero Yun South Korea for its excellent description of the complexity of North Korean dissidents facing the challenges...
A Dark, Dark Man Barcelona Asian Film Festival Spain December 2020

Qazi Abdur Rahim (India/Spain) - NETPAC Member - Chairperson
Ms. Josefina Sensada Boixader (Spain)
Javier Martin Dominguez (Spain)
(This was a virtual jury)

Adikhan Yerzhanov Kazakhstan The film nicely depicts the darkness without values or ethics in which the current world seems to... https://adilkhanyerzhanov.com/en/films/a-dark-dark-man/
No Choice Asiatica Film Festival, Rome Italy December 2020

Ms. Therese Hayes (USA) Chairperson
Ms. Marziyeh Riahi (Iran)
Ms. Tsengel Davaasambuu (Mongolia)

(This was a virtual jury. All jurors are NETPAC members)

Reza Dormishian Iran “for showing the deep human relationships and paying attention to the problems and difficulties...
Ulbolsyn Black Nights International Film Festival Estonia November 2020

Andreas Ungerböck (Austria), Chairpeson
Prof. Zakir Hossain Raju (Bangladesh)
Kan Lumé (Singapore)

Adilkhan Yerzhanov Kazakhstan for being a vibrant, stylised, playfully innovative—genre-based but also genre-bending drama; a... www.adilkhanyerzhanov.com
Suburban Birds QCinema International Film Festival, Philippines Philippines October 2019

Richard Bolisay (Philippines)
Toshiyuki Hasegawa (Japan)
Claire Marty (France)

Qiu Sheng China for its profound and lyrical exploration of folklore and companionship in the era of relentless...
Last Night I Saw You Smiling International Film Festival of Rotterdam, Netherlands Netherlands January 2019

Ms. Diana Ashimova (Kazakhstan) – ©, Clarence Tsui (Hong Kong), Sang-Yong Lee (South Korea)

Kavich Neang Cambodia for its polished technique and a poised representation of how people confront changes in a... http://www.antiarchive.com/lastnightisawyousmiling.html
A Family Tour Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinemas, France France January 2019

Freddie Wong (Hong Kong) - ©, Dr. Mrs. Sharofat Arabova (Tajikistan), Ms. Shahla Nahid (Iran/France)

Ying Liang Hong Kong Awarded for in-depth universal portrayal of human conditions across borders in the world... http://www.goldenscene.com/
Sivaranjini and Other Women Bengaluru International Film Festival, India India February 2019

Mark Schilling (Japan) ©, Cuneyt Cebenoyan (Turkey), H.M. Ramachandra (India)

Vasanth India
Naticharami Bengaluru International Film Festival India February 2019

Asif Rustamov (Azerbaijan) Chairperson, Dr. K. Puttaswamy (India)

Mansore India for its brave theme, sophisticated narrative of issues of an urban woman from male perspective Website: https://www.facebook.com/NathicharamiFilm/?tn-str=k*F
The Narrow Red Line Fajr International Film Festival , Iran Iran April 2019 Dr. Ms. Latika Padgaonkar (India) - ©, Aijaz Gul (Pakistan), Gholamreza Mousavi (Iran) Farzad Khoshdast Iran for its tightly knit tale that gives a humane perspective of young criminals and of the...
The Sun above Me Never Sets Moscow International Film Festival, Russia Russia April 2019 Usman Ghafoor (Pakistan) - ©, Rashid Makikov (Uzbekistan), Ms. Elena Khvan (Russia) Lybov Borisova Russia The film is an honest and unpretentious depiction of human bonding that transcends barriers of...

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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