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More than 20 film projects entice interest of financial backers at Akatara

Josa Lukman
Josa Lukman

The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta  /  Mon, September 23, 2019  /  04:17 pm
More than 20 film projects entice interest of financial backers at Akatara

Eyeing investment: Filmmakers pitch their projects to potential investors at the Akatara 2019 funding forum, held on Sept. 19-21 at the Sultan Hotel in Central Jakarta. (JP/Narabeto Korohama)

More than 20 films and six book-to-film adaptations have found potential investors at Akatara 2019, a funding forum initiated by the Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf) and the Indonesian Film Board (BPI). Held from Sept. 19 to 21 at the Sultan Hotel in Central Jakarta, the forum presented 61 film projects that vied for funding from approximately 40 Indonesian and foreign investors.  Akatara pitching forum director Ruth Pakpahan confirmed that several filmmakers were pursuing deals with their investors, though they had yet to discuss figures and a majority were being kept under wraps until they were finalized. “However, we can say that more than 20 projects have secured further meetings with investors,” she said. Among the 20 projects is Radio Rimba (Jungle Radio), a family adventure-drama to be directed by Sim F., who is curre...