Festival Reports

Asian films in ample supply - Black Nights Film Festival, November 2021

System Administrator Tuesday December 21, 2021
The 25th Black Nights Film Festival in Tallinn took place from November 12 to 28, dominated by Covid-19, but not giving in to the pandemic. In this edition of Black Night Film Festival NETPAC jury was not composed due to any Asian Member living in Europe was not able to participate. But our member from Austria, Andreas Ungerboeck personally participated as a delegate.

Ninth Barcelona Asian Film Festival, November, 2021

System Administrator Sunday December 12, 2021
Since the pandemic, AFFBCN 2021 returns as an "inclusive framework" in which the latest batch of the best cinematographic works from the continent was showcased. Menene Gras, the festival’s director defines as the festival "a mosaic of local narratives that allows the viewer to discover places, landscapes and identities like no other means of communication". It is, therefore, a pluralistic and cinematic representation of political, economic and cultural diversity of the Asian continent.

Fifth El Gouna Film Festival, November, 2021

System Administrator Sunday December 12, 2021

Paradise! The first word that comes to one’s mind on reaching El Gouna, a picturesque resort on Egypt’s Red Sea, which is blue as blue can be! Both the beautiful place and the El Gouna Film Festival are the creation of the Sawiris brothers – Mr. Samih Sawiris and Engineer Naguib Sawiris. 
In 5 years, El Gouna Film Festival (GFF) has been established as the most important and successful film festival of the MENA region.

43rd Moscow International Film Festival

System Administrator Wednesday June 2, 2021
Artistic techniques invented by the authors create additional energy for the film. Following the hero's feet, plunging into the shadow of his image on the wall, contemplating the once prosperous, but now almost destroyed spiritual, historical and cultural shrines, the viewer, on the one hand, touches upon the former greatness of Mosul, and on the other, realizes the monstrous consequences of the war.

22nd Jeonju International Film Festival – 2021

System Administrator Wednesday May 26, 2021
Under the COVID-19 situation, the Jeonju International Film Festival was held smoothly with rigorous preventive measures and hybrid screenings both in the theatre and on the online platform. The NETPAC Award jury, comprising Nam Dongchul, Pip Chodorov and Byun Sungchan was able to see and evaluate the films in the theatres.

25th International Film Festival of Kerala

System Administrator Tuesday April 6, 2021
I relish any opportunity to watch regional Indian cinema. My fellow jury members were Russian film critic/expert on the native cinema of Russian regions, Sergey Anashkin and Indian critic/Artistic Director of the 13th Bengaluru International Film Festival, Vidyashankar N. Jois. We had the pleasure of conversing via email over several weeks until ultimately unanimously deciding our winners


System Administrator Sunday January 24, 2021
A lot of credit goes to the hard work of NETPAC members that helped introduce Asian/Pacific films to the Western world. I am so very appreciative and proud of NETPAC’s work and of having been a member since the beginning.

Kirill Razlogov

May 6, 1946 – September 26, 2021

С Разлоговым в Бусане

Distinguished figure in Russian cultural research and an internationally known film critic, Kirill Razlogov left us unexpectedly on September 26, 2021, leaving all of us deeply saddened and heartbroken.. Read More...