The Jakarta Post
Visitors interact with Minikino’s Digital Totem Film Library at SXSW 2018. (Minikino/File)
Minikino, a Bali-based organization dedicated to organizing short film festivals, participated in the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas, United States, from March 10 to 19.
The organization reportedly held a four-day exhibition from March 11 to 14 at the Archipelageek pavilion of the festival's Trade Show exhibition.
The Minikino booth displayed photos as well as its "Digital Totem Film Library", which was filled with curated short films and related information on filmmakers and their production backgrounds and achievements. The library allowed visitors to watch, rate and leave comments on the films.
Represented by program director Fransiska Prihadi and executive director Made Suarbawa, Minikino shared in a statement that it had the opportunity to meet essential figures in the US film industry, such as Cine Las Americas production manager Cassandra Olivo; Andrew Garrison, a professor at the Department of Radio, Television and Film at the University of Texas; and the film commissioner of the Montana Film Office, Allison Whitmer.
Following the meetings, the organization was said to have made a gentleman’s agreement with Austin Film Festival to exchange short film programs this year and collaborate.
Minikino is scheduled to hold its fourth edition of Minikino Film Week in October and Indonesia Raja 2018 in June.
Aside from Minikino, other Indonesian participants at SXSW 2018 were startups Kata.ai, Seruniaudio, Saft7robotics, Squiline, Mycotech and Vestifarm. (wir/kes)