Gully Boy’ won NETPAC Award for Best Asian Film at BIFAN

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Indian movie ‘Gully Boy’ was honoured with NETPAC (The Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) Award for Best Asian Film at 23rd Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) in South Korea.

  • The film directed by Zoya Akhtar, revolves around the underground rap movement in India and was released on 14 February 2019. It is inspired by the lives of Mumbai street rappers Vivian Fernandes (aka Divine) and Naved Shaikh (aka Naezy). It will also be screened at 2019 Indian Film Festival of Melbourne in Australia.
  • BIFAN was founded in 1997 with particular attention to Asian cinema from East Asia and Southeast Asia. It is an international film festival which is held annually in July in Bucheon, South Korea.
  • NETPAC Award is given at select international film festivals to promote Asian cinema by spotlighting exceptional films as well as discovering new talents. It is awarded to the best Asian feature film by a jury from Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC).
  • NETPAC is a pan-Asian film cultural organization of 29 member countries which involves critics, filmmakers, distributors and exhibitors, festival.