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A CELEBRATION OF REJUVENATION OF ASIAN CINEMA BY NETPAC
NEW DELHI, AUGUST: It is a well-known fact that Asian cinema is known all over the world today because of the contribution of the Network for Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) formed around twenty years earlier.
Since then, NETPAC has turned the spotlight on Asian cinema in several countries both in
To mark twenty years of this organization, a vibrant and multi-faceted event, IMAGING ASIA, will be held in
Presented by NETPAC and CII at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Instituto Cervantes, Alliance Française, India Habitat Centre and India International Centre, the IMAGING ASIA festival will be an artistic, popular and intellectual delight.
The event will include a festival of 30 plus NETPAC award-winning films; a conference on Asian cinema; exhibitions featuring Asia’s proto-cinemas and Sumi-e artists of
The event is being held in collaboration with UNESCO, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Max Mueller Bhavan, and the Habitat Film Club, and supported by the Public Diplomacy Division, Ministry of External Affairs.
The four-day seminar in association with the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts is on ‘The Culture and Politics of Asian Cinema’ and will begin on 19 August. Through seven panel discussions, it will focus on the specificity of film cultures and on the need to recognize and respect diversity while defining cinema; on the politics governing the cinema's evolving identity in the context of globalization and the shifts in technology against the dynamic landscapes of
Over twenty-five internationally-renowned film personalities specializing in Asian cinema have been invited to speak at the conference. Led by Aruna Vasudev, they include Pusan Festival Director Kim Dong-ho, renowned filmmakers Xie Fei (
The NETPAC Award-winning films will be screened between 18 and 22 August in association with Instituto Cervantes; Alliance Française; India International Centre and Habitat Film Club.
Over 30 Asian films that have won the NETPAC Award since it was launched in 1994 and is now presented at 30 international festivals will be screened. These festivals include
In association with Asian Heritage Foundation and ICCR, there will be a cultural festival from 18 to 22 August featuring traditional forms of telling tales in
"NETPAC has become known as the one pan-Asian organization that has worked assiduously to promote Asian cinema," says NETPAC President Aruna Vasudev. Editor of CINEMAYA The Asian Film Quarterly and founder of CINEFAN Festival of Asian Cinema, Ms Vasudev has been honoured with titles from