I am now in Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore), India, as part of the NETPAC Jury (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) of the 4th Bengaluru International Film Festival. The three-member jury includes Dang Nhat Minh (邓日明, left), one of Vietnam’s foremost film directors, Kesari Harvoo, managing director at Kesari Harvoo Communication Pvt. Ltd. and a filmmaker of India (center).
There are 10 Asian films nominated for the NETPAC award. These films are: Urumi (India, 2011), Flying Fish (Sri Lanka, 2011), The Qandil Mountain (Iraq, 2010), Ondooralli (India, 2011), Policeman (Israel, 2011), Apart Together (China, 2010), Hanezu (Japan, 2011), Opekka (Waiting, Bangladesh, 2010), Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (various countries, 2010), The House Under Water (Iran, 2010). The winner will be decided on December 21, 2011.