The Jakarta Post
In addition to movie-screenings, 3rd MFW will also feature a video library comprising more than 500 film titles from across the globe. (Shutterstock/file)
The third installment of Minikino Film Week (3rd MFW) will run from Oct. 7 to 14 at six Pop-Up Cinema and 11 Micro Cinema venues in Bali.
This year, the annual international short film festival is said to feature a total of 209 short films from Indonesia as well as other countries in Southeast Asia. The committee said in a press release that the short movies would be presented in 42 different programs.
In addition to movie-screenings, the event will also feature a video library comprising more than 500 film titles from across the globe. Available at the festival’s lounge in the Merdeka Building, the Bali Tourism Promotion Board (BPPD) office, the library can be accessed by invitation holders and Minikino’s semeton. A Balinese word for friend, semeton is the title given to those who have supported the festival's crowdfunding project.
Meanwhile, those wanting to sharpen their filmmaking skills can check out several workshops offered at the festival, such as an acting workshop with Jakarta-born actor-slash-filmmaker Paul Agusta and a digital cinematography in 4K workshop run by seasoned cinematographer Benny Kadarhariarto.
Those wanting to share their thoughts and aspirations in filmmaking can join MFW Talks, a discussion program that will cover several themes, namely "Creative Community,” “Film Festival” and “Bali Inside Out.”
Minikino Film Week aims to provide high-quality short films to various communities as a balance to the popular shows widely available. Prior to the upcoming event, Minikino recently hosted the 2017 Begadang Filmmaking Competition, a short film competition that required participants to create five-minute films within 34 hours. (kes)