Cinemaya (a blend of cinema and maya (illusion)) is a film magazine established in 1988 devoted exclusively to coverage of Asian film. It is published in New Delhi, India and distributed internationally. The present editor-in-chief of Cinemaya is Aruna Vasudev, noted film journalist.[1][2] Its goals are to promote Asian filmmaking internationally and to help Asian national cinemas gain wider international recognition.

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Cover of issue 59, Summer 2003
EditorAruna Vasudev
CategoriesAsian cinema
PublisherAruna Vasudev
First issueOctober 1988
Based inNew Delhi

In 1990, in collaboration with UNESCO it founded the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema, an association of film professionals based in Singapore which presents annual awards for greatest Asian achievements in filmmaking at selected film festivals around the world.

Cinefan or Cinemaya Festival of Asian Cinema, now known as Osian's Cinefan Festival of Asian and Arab Cinema, began in 1999 as an outgrowth of Cinemaya,[3] and was later taken over by the Osian Foundation of Neville Tuli[4]


  1. ^ A Movie Magnet Archived 15 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine Asiaweek, 26 November 1999. Vol 25. No. 47.
  2. ^ Lifetime Achievement Award at 10th Osian’s Cinefan film festival The Hindu, 12 July 2008.
  3. ^ Cinemaya Festival of Asian Cinema Archived 6 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine India Today, 20 August 2001.
  4. ^ Blending art and cinema[usurped!] The Hindu, 6 July 2005.

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