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Luang Prabang Film Festival to highlight Indonesian cinema

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Tue, June 26, 2018  /  11:32 am
Luang Prabang Film Festival to highlight Indonesian cinema

The Luang Prabang Film Festival's Spotlight segment this year will focus on Indonesia, with a film line-up curated by KOLEKTIF project manager Gayatri Nadya. (Shutterstock/Leszek Glasner)

The Indonesian film industry is set to take center stage at the Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF), which will take place in Laos from Dec. 7 to 12. 

According to a statement, the festival's Spotlight segment would focus on Indonesia, with the line-up being curated by KOLEKTIF project manager Gayatri Nadya. The segment will also present a full day of programming and discussions from leading Indonesian film experts and filmmakers. 

Southeast Asia's largest economy has been chosen due to its budding film industry, marked by increasing foreign investors, rising number of theaters and a growing box office.

Read also: Indonesian films to be screened at 2018 Taipei Film Festival

"New and exciting Indonesian talent has emerged, making a notable impact on the international festival circuit with a fresh vision that has won high praise from critics and audiences alike," the statement said.

Founded in 2009, the LPFF is an annual celebration of Southeast Asian cinema held every December in the UNESCO World Heritage town of Luang Prabang. 

Last year, the festival featured 32 feature films, 23 of which had directors or producers on hand to speak to the audience after the screening of their films.

The event welcomed over 22,000 visitors last year. (liz/kes)

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