The Jakarta Post
The HOOQ Filmmakers Guild competition opened on June 1 and will run until Aug. 1. (Shutterstock/File)
In a bid to boost local content, video-on-demand streaming service HOOQ is inviting regional filmmakers to create a television series in their native language to compete for a pilot episode funding.
Indonesian actor Nicholas Saputra and director Mouly Surya are among the judges to decide the five best scripts for its first episode to be produced by HOOQ and aired on its platform, as reported by Antara news agency.
"I'm very excited. Currently the human resources of filmmaking in Indonesia is still limited. Programs like this can accelerate it," Mouly said in Jakarta on Monday.
The HOOQ Filmmakers Guild competition opened on June 1 and will run until Aug. 1, inviting both amateur and experienced participants from Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, India, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Cambodia.
The proposed TV series must display their language of origin for a miniseries or a full season with a maximum of 13 episodes, with the best five scripts set to receive US$30,000 for its pilot episode. (liz/kes)