Three Indonesia Short Films to be Financed by Europe on Screen


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Jakarta, InfoPublik – Three out of nine finalists of EOS Short Film Pitching Project 2019 program will obtain partial production financing from Europe on Screen (EOS). EOS held this program once more after two short films made by Indonesian filmmakers obtained partial production financing last year. These two short films were Lasagna (directed by Adi Victory) and Bangkis (directed by Seren Trihardja), the two will have their premieres at EOS 2019.

“The finalists will appear in front of a panel of judges consisting of film professionals. This panel of judges will select three best projects to receive partial production financing from Europe on Screen,” said Nauval Yazid, EOS Festival Co-Director.

Currently, the committee had chosen nine finalists from 110 film ideas submitted from several regions. These nine finalists were Made in America (Tangerang), Conversation with Kartini (Jakarta), Forget the Bomb in the Backyard, We’re Fine! (Depok), Dream of Mozarella (Nganjuk), Nebeng (Jakarta), Kisah Para Pencuri (Sleman), Under Taboo (Jakarta), Wali (Tangerang), and Bucin (Jakarta).

Meninaputri Wismurti, EOS Festival Co-Director, explained that the committee read all project ideas and selected film ideas that are suitable for short film concept, namely realistic to produce with duration range of 12-20 minutes.

EOS 2019 will be held on 18-30 April. There will be a total of 101 contemporary movies from 27 European countries with 277 screenings in eight (8) cities in Indonesia, namely Jakarta, Bandung, Medan, Denpasar, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, and two additional locations: Bekasi and Tangerang.

This festival also develops cooperation between European and Indonesian creative industries as a rapidly developing economic sector. “We presented a number of European filmmakers to cooperate with young Indonesian filmmakers,” said Vincent Guèrend, European Union Ambassador to Indonesia.

All screenings and other programs of Europe on Screen 2019 is free and open to public. (Reporter: Irvina Falah, Translator: Wisnu Wardoyo).