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Bali-based Minikino Film Week 5 to feature short films, discussions

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Wed, October 2, 2019  /  05:05 pm
Bali-based Minikino Film Week 5 to feature short films, discussions

Children watch a film at a pop-up cinema during Minikino Film Week in Bali in Oct. 2017. (Minikino Film Week/Martino)

The Minikino Film Week 5 (MFW5) short film festival, presented by Minikino Film Week-Bali International Short Film Festival, is set to run from Oct. 5 to 12 in Bali.

In its fifth year, the festival will feature several programs from Japan’s Image Forum Festival, France’s Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, Finland’s Tampere Film Festival and Italy’s La Guarimba Film Festival.

Fransiska Prihadi, program director of MFW5, explained there would be more than 300 short films presented in 46 programs. One of the programs is called “Made in Indonesia” and it will feature the works of Indonesian director Lucky Kuswandi.

Lucky is regarded as a filmmaker who consistently depicts contemporary Indonesia with a distinct voice. His popular films include In the Absence of the Sun (2014) and Galih & Ratna (2017). In 2015, his short film The Fox Exploits The Tiger’s Might competed at the Cannes Film Festival in the Semaine de la Critique (Critic’s Week) section. He was awarded Piala Citra award for Best Short Film in the 2015 Indonesian Film Festival.

MFW5 will also feature a number of events, including an acting workshop with actress Putri Ayudya, a discussion forum on film preservation and archives with Sanchai Chotirosseranae of the Thai Film Archive and Kiki Muchtar, as well as a lecture on the history of film projectors by Roger Gonin (France).

There will also be presentations on various topics that include pseudo-film festivals, film literacy, transgender in films and the short film market.

In June and September, pre-festival events were held prior to the upcoming MFW5. They included the One-Shot Filmmaking workshop, Youth Jury Camp and Begadang Filmmaking Competition. Four short films are nominated for the Begadang Filmmaking Award 2019 and the winner will be announced on the International Awarding Night of MFW5.

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The film week will also provide facilities for filmmakers to meet, network and promote their works in the Short Film Market.

MFW5 will be held in 12 locations across Bali, including Alliance Francaise Bali, Irama Indah Music Centre, MASH Denpasar, Rumah Sanur Creative Hub, Vivere Gallery & Kolega, Uma Seminyak and Senja Village in Jembrana.

The festival’s lounge is located at MASH Denpasar, Jl. Pulau Madura No. 3, Denpasar, where attendees can register and get information.

This year, Minikino has officially become a member of the Short Film Conference, an international conference foundation that seeks to create a global short film network.

Edo Wulia, director of MFW5, said that networking was crucial as it is the foundation for other mutual and beneficial collaborations. Through being a member of the Short Film Conference, Minikino is able to determine, help and develop with other short film festivals in the world.

The festival’s schedule is available at the festival's website minikino.org/filmweek. All programs are free and open to the public, subject to age guidelines.

From Oct. 31 to Nov. 5, a post-festival event will feature film workshops and a pop-up cinema in Lombok. (wng)

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