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Indonesia’s top film projects vying for funding at Akatara

  • Josa Lukman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, September 20 2019   /  12:37 am
Movie business: A visitor reads information about a film project displayed at the 2019 Akatara, Indonesia’s largest film financing forum, at Hotel Sultan in Central Jakarta on Thursday.(JP/Narabeto Korohama)(JP/Narabeto Korohama)

Movie business: A visitor reads information about a film project displayed at the 2019 Akatara, Indonesia’s largest film financing forum, at Hotel Sultan in Central Jakarta on Thursday.(JP/Narabeto Korohama)In front of dozens of investors, writer Adin Hadiwidjojo and producer Ryandi Pratama pitched their project: a road trip movie about a Japanese songwriter in pursuit of Javanese dangdut koplo.The planned movie, Chendol Dhawet, is one of the 20 film projects pitched at Akatara 2019, Indonesia’s largest film financing forum that runs from Thursday until Saturday at Hotel Sultan, Central Jakarta.The forum was initiated two years ago by the Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf). For this year’s edition, Akatara is showcasing a total of 61 projects selected out of nearly 500 entries.Of the 61, only 20 projects are to be presented in Akatara’s pitching sessions attended by about 40 l...