Cinefan 2003

  • Ron Holloway


CINEMAYA FESTIVAL OF ASIAN CINEMA – CINEFAN 2003 Fifteen years ago, back in the autumn of 1988, a very informative and highly readable film magazine called Cinemaya hit the stands at a few key international film festivals. Published in New Delhi by Aruna Vasudev, an Indian critic and film historian who had been educated in Paris, it beat the drum for Asian cinema and filmmakers so loudly and effectively that soon all the major film festivals took notice. And when she engaged a cohort of able international writers to submit articles, interviews, and festival reports to Cinemaya, the next step was a logical one: the founding in 1990 of the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) at a UNESCO conference held in New Delhi. With a membership that includes 16 Asian countries, plus 8 associate members, the Network was strong enough to assemble its own NETPAC juries...