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Indonesia submits five films to Asia-Pacific Film Festival

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Thu, July 12, 2018  /  09:48 am
Indonesia submits five films to Asia-Pacific Film Festival

Five films of various genres representing qualities of modern Indonesian cinema to be submitted to an international film festival in Taiwan later this year. (Shutterstock/Fer Gregory)

Asia-Pacific Film Festival (APFF), an annual event hosted by the Federation of Motion Picture Producers in Asia-Pacific, is slated to return for the 58th time in Taipei. According to a statement sent to The Jakarta Post, the festival will take place at the Grand Mayfull Hotel in Taipei starting on Sept. 1.

Five Indonesian films have been submitted to the festival. They are Kartini (a production of Legacy Pictures), Marlina: Pembunuh dalam Empat Babak (Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts, Cinesurya Pictures), Surat Kecil untuk Tuhan (A Note to God, Falcon Pictures), Banda: The Dark Forgotten Trail (Lifelike Pictures) and Adit Sopo Jarwo (MD Animation).

The five movies were selected as they are considered to represent the quality of Indonesian movies in this era.

“They have been well-curated and make good representations of Indonesian movies,” said H. Firman Bintang, chairman of the Indonesian Motion Pictures Producers Association (PPFI), on Monday.

The association is pleased to participate in the APFF and to attend the event with the Culture and Education Ministry’s Motion Picture Development Center (Pusbang Film Kemendikbud).

Read also: Two Indonesian films screened at Shanghai film festival

Formosa English News reported that Taiwanese actress Janine Chun-Ning Chang would become the goodwill ambassador of the festival. The actress’ portfolio covers 82 titles of movies, television series, music videos, singles, theater plays and shows. She also won the Golden Horse Awards as Best Supporting Actress and the Taipei Film Festival award as Best Actress. (mut)


Editor's Note:

The first version of this article was titled 'Five Indonesian movies to be screened at Asia Pacific film festival', and noted that there will be screening of the five movies at Asia-Pacific Film Festival. It has been corrected that the movies have been selected to be submitted to the festival.