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Ashley for NETPAC jury

Ashley Ratnavibhushana, will be NETPAC Jury President of the 15th” International Film Festival of Asian Pacific Countries, “Pacific Meridian” in Vladivostok, Russia scheduled to be held from September 9 to 15.

His jury colleagues at “Pacific Meridian” are leading feminist filmmaker from Indonesia, Ratna Sarumpaet and the professor of film script writing at VGIK, the leading film school in Moscow and Lomonosov State University, Vsevolod Korshunov.

Ratnavibhushana is the President of the Asian Film Centre and the Executive Director and Jury Coordinator of the Network for the Promotion of Asia Pacific Cinema (NETPAC).

He joined Film Critics and Journalists Association (FCJAC) in 1969 to play a pivotal role in establishing Sri Lanka Branch of the OCIC (now SIGNIS) along with Rev Fr Ernest Poruthota.

Being one of the founder members of the NETPAC in 1990, Ratnavibhushana was instrumental in establishing Asian Film Centre in 1991 which makes a continuous contribution to promote film culture in Sri Lanka.

As a distinguished member of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) and the International Federation of Film Societies (FICC), Ratnavibhushana has participated in several international film festivals in various capacities as Jury Chairperson, Jury Member and Delegate. He has introduced Sri Lankan films and their directors to international film festivals and curated several Sri Lankan film packages at various international film festivals such as Hong Kong, Fukuoka, London, Jeonju and Kerala. More recently he coordinated a Sri Lankan film package with twelve films at Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema, France under the title of “Masters of Sri Lankan Cinema”.

He was the editor of Cinesith, a film quarterly published in Sinhala in addition to being the co-author of an array of valuable books. 


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