Celebrating 25 years of NETPAC, Screenings of NETPAC Award winning films & a Panel Discussion at Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), Lodhi Estate > 10th, 12th, 14th, 18th, 20th, 25th & 26th August 2015

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Venue : C. D. Deshmukh Auditorium, Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), 40 Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi-110003
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Event Description : Celebrating 25 years of NETPAC, Screenings of NETPAC Award winning films & a Panel Discussion.

In August 2015 NETPAC will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary by screening eleven NETPAC Award winning films. In addition on 20 August there will also be a panel discussion where the speakers will include renowned film personalities of Asian Cinema like Jeffrey Jeturian (Film Director, Philippines), Yeo Joon-han (Film Director, Malaysia), Prasanna Vithanage (Film Director, Sri Lanka), Swarna Mallawarachchi (Actress, Sri Lanka), Jahnu Barua (Film Director, India) and others. Aruna Vasudev (Founder / President, NETPAC International) will moderate the discussion.

Schedule : 

10 August , 6:30 pm
About Elly (Darbareye Elly) - Asghar Farhadi - Iran / France / 2009 / 119 min 

12 August, 6:30 pm
A Poet (Puisi Tak Terkuburkan) - Garin Nugroho – Indonesia/ 2000 / 90 min 

14 August, 6:30 pm
Summer Kyoto - Hiroshi Toda - Japan / 2013 / 88 min 

18 August, 6:30pm
August Sun – (Ira Madiyama) - Prasanna Vithanage - Sri Lanka / 1997 / 108 min 
(The filmmaker will be present)

20 August, 12 pm
Qissa: A Tale of a Lonely Ghost - Dir: Anup Singh - India / France / Germany / Netherlands / 2013 / 109 min 
(The filmmaker will be present)

20 August, 2:30 pm
Sell Out! - Yeo Joon-han - Malaysia / 2008 / 106 min 
(The filmmaker will be present)

20 August, 5 pm
Panel Discussion: Celebrating 25 years of NETPAC: The Rise of Asian Cinema
Aruna Vasudev, President, NETPAC with Jeffrey Jeturian, Yeo Joon-han, Swarna Mallawarachchi, Jahnu Barua, Anup Singh

20 August, 7 pm
The Bit Player (Ekstra) - Jeffrey Jeturian - Philippines / 2013 /111 min 
(The filmmaker will be present)

25 August, 5 pm
11 Flowers (Wo 11) - Wang Xiaoshuai - China / France / 2011 / 110 min 

25 August, 7 pm
A World Not Ours (Alam laysa lana) – Mahdi Fleifel - UK / Lebanon / Denmark / United Arab Emirates / 2012 / 93 min 

26 August, 5 pm
Night of Silence (Lal Gece) - Reis Çelik - Turkey / 2012 / 92 min 

26 August, 7 pm
Animal Town (Animal Hiria) - Jeon Kyu-hwan - South Korea / 2009 / 97 min 

* All films are subtitled in English

Speakers : 

Jeffrey Jeturian is a Filipino director and production designer. His films include Enter Love (Sana Pag-ibig Na), Fetch a Pail of Water (Pila-Balde), Larger Than Life (Tuhog), The Bet Collector (Kubrado) and The Bit Player (Ekstra). 

Born in the Malaysian Yeo Joon Han graduated from the London Film Academy His award winning films include Adults Only, Sell Out!, and more recently In the Dark.  

Prasanna Vithanage is one of Sri Lanka's most notable filmmakers. His seven features have won many awards, both local and international, since his 1992 debut Ice on Fire (Sisila Giniganee). His other films include Dark Night of the Soul (Anantha Rathriya) and most recently With You Without You (Oba Nathuwa Oba Ekka).

Swarna Mallawarachchi is an award-winning Sri Lankan film actress, also known as the "Golden star of Sinhalese cinema". During a career that spans over 40 years, Swarna has won the 'Best Actress Award' 26 times. Her work can be seen in films like Vasantha Obeysekera's The Hunt (Dadayama), Prasanna Vithanage's Dark Night of the Soul (Anantha Rathriya) and more recently Nilendra Deshapriya and Natasha Dream’s Between Yesterday and Tomorrow (Thanha Rathi Ranga) amongst many others.

Jahnu Barua is a multiple national and international award-winning Assamese film director. He is one of the pioneers of Assamese Art cinema. A former Padma Shri award winner, Barua also won the Padma Bhushan this year. His films include The Catastrophe (Halodhia Choraye Baodhan Khai), It's a Long Way to the Sea (Hkhagoroloi Bohu Door) and Waves of Silence (Baandhon) amongst many others. His work in Hindi includes the film Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara.

Anup Singh born to Sikh family of Punjabi origin in Tanzania, studied Literature and Philosophy at the Bombay University, before joining the Film & Television Institute of India, where he learned film direction. His critically acclaimed and 
award-winning films include The Name of a River and Qissa: A Tale of Lonely Ghost. 

Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) is a pan-Asian cultural organization consisting of 30 member countries, with its international secretariat in Colombo. It was established in 1990 as a result of a conference organised at the request of UNESCO, Paris to Cinemaya, the Asian Film Quarterly published and edited by Aruna Vasudev, New Delhi. NETPAC has been involved with the promotion of Asian cinema for the past twenty-five years through many activities like film workshops, film screenings, conferences, seminars, film programming, film festivals and publishing. In 1994 the NETPAC Award was instituted at international film festivals and over the years it has become a prestigious award won by many celebrated filmmakers of Asia. 
NETPAC India was established as a Trust in 1996 with the mission to promote Asian cinema in India and through it, to a wider understanding and appreciation of our neighbours in the region. In 1999 it launched the annual Cinefan Festival of Asian Cinema. Over the past two decades, NETPAC-India has also presented film weeks from different Asian countries and programmed Asian films for other film festivals in India like the International Film Festival of India, Kerala and Bangalore and the International Children’s Film Festival, Hyderabad. It also helped set up the Asian Film Festival, ‘Third Eye’, in Mumbai. 
In addition, NETPAC organized several Film Appreciation workshops in New Delhi in 1999-2000 and in 2001 it held a Film Script workshop by the renowned French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière. In 2010 on the occasion of its 20th anniversary NETPAC organized an event - “Imaging Asia” – which included the conference entitled ‘The Culture and Politics of Asian Cinema’ attended by 36 participants from all over Asia besides screenings of 31 NETPAC award winning films. Additionally in collaboration with Rajeev Sethi and Asian heritage Foundation there was an exhibition and performances by traditional pictorial storytellers from India, and shadow plays from Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Thailand and Iran. In 2012, NETPAC-India partnered with Devki Foundation to launch the annual Festival of Buddhist Film, Art & Philosophy – ‘The Inner Path’ in New Delhi. Besides films and art, the festival included discourses by eminent Buddhist practitioners and scholars. The film festival travelled to Pune as well. 
In 2013, NETPAC-India organized an inter-disciplinary conference “Roots, Identity, Modernity” (RIM) that brought together leading thinkers and creative practitioners of art, dance, music, design and cinema of Asia to explore relationships between the traditional and the contemporary. The recent events organised by NETPAC India include a Tribute to renowned filmmakers Neelima and Pramod Mathur by screening a series of six of their films in collaboration with Max Mueller Bhavan and India Habitat Centre. In July 2015 NETPAC India organised the first time ever screenings of 8 short films by the celebrated artist Gopi Gajwani at the India Habitat Centre.

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Celebrating 25 years of NETPAC, Screenings of NETPAC Award winning films & a Panel Discussion at Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), Lodhi Estate > 10th, 12th, 14th, 18th, 20th, 25th & 26th August 2015 Celebrating 25 years of NETPAC, Screenings of NETPAC Award winning films & a Panel Discussion at Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), Lodhi Estate > 10th, 12th, 14th, 18th, 20th, 25th & 26th August 2015 Reviewed by DelhiEvents on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 Rating: 5

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