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NETPAC award-winning films for film lovers

The International Film Festival of Colombo 2014 (IFFColombo), will screen NETPAC Award Winning films at a festival from September 2 to 7.

The Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema, also known as NETPAC, is an organisation founded in 1990 that consists of 29 member nations. Ashley Ratnavibhushana, the General Manager and Jury Coordinator for NETPAC, has secured a selection of "NETPAC movies" which will be screened at IFFColombo 2014.

The NETPAC Award, presented to exceptional Asian films at festivals all over the world, is a prestigious award that honours Asian filmmakers on a global platform.

Therefore, the NETPAC film package promises Sri Lankan filmgoers a unique cinematic experience.

The films include Emir Baigazin's Harmony Lessons which premiered at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival, Sudevan's multi-award-winning Malayalam film CR No. 89, Mauly Surya's "What they don't talk about when they talk about love", Jeffry Jeturian's "Bit Player"; the Socio-Realist Drama-Comedy film from the Philippines, Reir Celik's "Night of Silence"; a subtly performed film that takes place in a room, Atiq Rahimi's "The Patience Stone" (2012) which was selected as the Afghan entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards and won the NETPAC Award at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Ing Kanjanavanit, the director of "Shakespeare Must Die"(2012), is a bold adaptation of William Shakespeare's Macbeth. Kan Lume award-winning film "Liberta" will also be screened.

The festival will showcase a diverse array of films from 35 countries which will be screened at some of Colombo's best cinemas including Regal Cinema, Majestic City (Ultra), Empire Cinema (Arcade Independence Square), Tharangani (NFC) and Goethe Institute. All screenings are free.


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