The Jakarta Post
Initiated by the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the festival aims to raise awareness about BPK’s role and function. (Shutterstock/File)
A one-day film festival that focuses on securing state properties, Kawal Harta Negara, was held at the Usmar Ismail Film Building in South Jakarta on Tuesday.
Initiated by the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the festival aims to raise awareness of BPK’s role and function, as well as boost public participation, especially that of students, filmmakers and Indonesian creative communities, in creating films about the agency.
Among the activities conducted at the event were a short film screening, a talk show with BPK secretary general Hendar Ristriawan, a citizen journalism video-making workshop and a pitching forum where participants were invited to present their ideas about securing state properties to win funding, mentoring and editing assistance for their film project.
Students and the public can also participate in the festival through entering various competitions – a short fiction film, short documentary film, citizen journalism video and public service announcement – that will be open until July 7 with film funding rewards up for grabs.
Similar events is scheduled for other cities across Indonesia, including Magelang in Central Java, Ternate in Maluku, Medan in North Sumatra, and Malang in East Java until April 11.
Winners of the competitions are slated to be announced on Aug. 23. (kes)
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