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Jakarta Post

Stripping film industry to its bare essentials

  • Meninaputri W, Contributor, Berlin

  /   Sun, February 1 2009   /  11:47 am
time floating: A stage performance Time Floating on Fire opens the Asian Hot Shot Film Festival in Berlin (JP/Meninaputri W)(JP/Meninaputri W)

This year the door opens even wider for the Indonesian film industry to be recognized at the international level. Several Indonesian films qualified to be screened at acclaimed international film festivals like the Asian Hot Shot Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, Clermont Ferrand Film Festival and others. It seems that finally the world has set its eye upon the Indonesian film industry. One particular film festival, the Asian Hot Shot Film Festival 2009 in Berlin, Germany, even dedicated this year's theme and focus on the Indonesian film industry. Asian Hot Shot Film Festival Berlin is well-known as the biggest film festival that features movies from all over Asia. In 2009 they screened more than 50 films from China, Korean, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, Pakistan and Thailand. From Jan. 13-19, German mo...