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14 March 2014

Film London master classes in Indonesia

We are excited to announce a new collaboration with Film London and Microwave in Indonesia to deliver expert advice and explore opportunities for closer links between the UK and Indonesian film sectors.

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The initial stage of the project will take place from the 17-19 March at the BiNus International University, Jakarta and the 20-21 March in Yogyakarta. Film London, alongside UK film experts (Ken Marshall, Angeli MacFarlane and Tom Grievson), will deliver master classes focused on Script Development, Production and Film Development to mid-career and emerging Indonesian film makers.

Film London will also be working with Indonesian film partners to develop content for the second stage of the programme, a week-long Microwave microschool for six or seven promising film projects to be held in Indonesia later in the year.

Recently named a MINT country by economist Jim O’Neill, Indonesia is one of the world’s largest and most exciting emerging markets. However, despite some international recognition for Indonesian films there are still many challenges for the sector, including skills shortages, film financing and distribution. Film London are keen to open up opportunities for the UK film sector and film financiers to work more closely with South East Asia and the initiative provides a platform to develop relationships and new projects.

British Council Indonesia and our Indonesian film partners have been working hard to select participants (they’ve had a huge number of applications) for the March master classes.

The project has been developed by British Council, Film London and Microwave.

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