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Jakarta Post

Competition calls for aspiring student filmmakers

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, September 11, 2019   /   05:38 pm
Competition calls for aspiring student filmmakers Gelar Karya Film Pelajar (GKFP) aims to invite millennials, particularly students, to show their love for the country and honor diversity through filmmaking. (Shutterstock/Fer Gregory)

The Film Development Center (Pusbang Film) of the Education and Culture Ministry is hosting Gelar Karya Film Pelajar (GKFP), a short film competition for high school and vocational school students.

Themed “Semangat Kebhinekaan Generasi Milenial” (The Spirit of Diversity in Millennials), the ministry’s film development head Maman Wijaya said in a statement that the program aimed to invite millennials, particularly students, to take part in showing their love for the country and to honor diversity through filmmaking.

The competition is open until Sept. 30 and invites aspiring filmmakers to send either fiction or documentary films with a maximum duration of 10 minutes.

Each school can only send one original short film, while all entries will be administratively reviewed by the Pusbang Film team.

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An expert team, comprising film practitioners such as actress Gritte Agatha and film director Wicaksono Wisnu Legowo, along with a team of judges, including producer Sheila Timothy and director Garin Nugroho, will pick 30 films from each category.

The judges will then choose the creators of 20 films from each category to join a workshop in Jakarta.

Following the workshop, the judges will select five nominees for each category.

Actor Reza Rahadian, who serves as the festival’s director, said, “I hope new talents in the film industry will emerge through GKFP, that in turn will sustain the Indonesian film industry.”

Those who want to enter the competition may take a look at Instagram account @gkfp_2019 to download the registration form. (jes/wng)