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Indonesian filmmakers sweep prestigious awards

  • Tertiani ZB Simanjuntak

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Sat, October 24 2020   /  01:00 am
International appeals: A behind-the-scene image of web series 'Pretty Little Liars'. The drama and mystery series available on streaming platform Viu won nine National Winners titles at the Asian Academy Creative Awards 2020.(Courtesy of Viu Indonesia/-)

Indonesian short films and documentaries released on major streaming services Viu and Vidio won big at the region’s two important awards. Web drama and mystery Pretty Little Liars, an adaptation of the American series with the same name, won nine National Winner titles at the Asian Academy Creative Awards (AACA) 2020. The awards’ announcement, made on Oct. 15 in Singapore, also honored two other Viu Indonesia original productions: web series Assalamualaikum Calon Imam (Greetings, Imam Trainee) and Dawuk, a short film in Viu Shorts! Season 2 produced by a group of students in Cilacap, Central Java. From the three films, Viu received 14 National Winner titles out of 40 categories, making it eligible to enter the international round in December to compete with winners from India, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Chin...