The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia is pleased to invite you to attend a Press Conference on:
Indonesia Film Festival
Cinema of Riri Riza
Monday, November 14th, 2016 at 12.00 P.M.
The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
Tobias Asserlaan 8
2517KC The Hague
Minister Counsellor for Information and Socio-Cultural Affairs of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia and Riri Riza (film director) as well as Nicolas Syahputra (actor) will be in the conference and will provide informations about this event. We look forward to your participation in this conference.
This event begins with lunch.
For further information, please contact Wilis Pinidji, ph: 070-3108 148 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Den Haag, 4 November 2016
Barbara Noira B. Solani
Indonesian Film Festival is a series of screening, presentation and discussion of development of cinema in Indonesia. To introduce the culture of cinema, the history, the grow, the challenge and it’s in the development of Indonesia as a culturally diverse nation. The ﬁlms shown is a reﬂection of contemporary Indonesian society, and also a good window to see the beauty of Indonesian culture and visual landscape.
The Indonesian Film Festival in Netherlands highlight the works of writer and director Riri Riza of Miles Films. Riri’s ﬁlm known as not only pushing the boundaries of genre convention and the production value quality of Indonesian ﬁlm, that makes his ﬁlm invited to be screen in many ﬁlm festivals around the world. But also, his ﬁlms are appreciated by Indonesian audience and made box oﬃce records.
The ﬁlm shown in this festival is also mark Riri Riza’s 15th years of ﬁlm career in developing the multiculturalism and freedom of expression in the medium of cinema in Indonesia.
Screening of selected short ﬁlms by emerging ﬁlmmakers choosen picked by Riri Riza, discussion and meet & greet the actors that accompany the festival will be a great opportunity to understand the challenge and future potential of Indonesian Cinema.
Riri Riza graduated from the Film Department of the Jakarta Arts Institute, earned a Master’s degree in Feature Screenwriting from the Royal Holloway University in London. Riri Riza is a partner in ﬁlm production company Miles Films founded by producer Mira Lesmana.
ELIANA, ELIANA won Young Cinema award and FIPRESCI at the 2002 Singapore International Film Festival, also The Special Jury prize at the Vancouver International Film Festival. GIE is his 4th feature ﬁlm, won the best picture in Asia Paciﬁc Film Festival and also best picture in Indonesian Film Festival 2005. 3 DAYS TO FOREVER won Best Director award at the 35th Brussels International Independent Film Festival in 2008. THE RAINBOW TROOPS (2008) was Indonesia’s alltime box-oﬃce records, was selected for Berlin International Film Festival 2009.
THE DREAMER, won Audience Awards in Udinese Far East Film Festival in Italy. ATAMBUA 39o Celsius is the ﬁrst crowd funded ﬁlm project in Indonesia, premiered in competion section of Tokyo International Film festival 2011, and won best picture in Indonesian Film Appreciation Award. THE JUNGLE SCHOOL won the Audience Awards in Fukuoka Focus on Asia International ﬁlm festival 2014.
Born in Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia in 1970. Riri Riza is a co-founder of Rumata’artspace in Makassar and founded the annual SEAscreen Academy, a ﬁlmmaking training for young ﬁlmmakers of east Indonesia, and forum for Young South East Asian directors.
More info: www.indonesia.nl/