Beijing, 21 September 2018 – Four of Indonesia’s best local films, namely Cek Toko Next, Kartini, Galih and Ratna, and Sweet 20, were screened on the Chinese big screen on the occasion of the Indonesian Movie Screening at the China Film Archive, Beijing, 21-22 September 2018.
The four films went through a series of rigorous selections from the China Film Archive and were shown to the public. This is an improvement given that China is very selective and strict when it comes to censorship of foreign films.
This Indonesian film screening activity is a collaboration between the Indonesian Creative Economy Agency and the China Film Archive and is fully supported by the Indonesian Embassy in Beijing.
“Films are a reflection of the socio-cultural life of society and can inspire someone to achieve their goals. Film industry is also a medium that can strengthen people-to-people contact between Indonesia and China.” this was conveyed by Ambassador Djauhari in his remarks before the screening of the film Cek Toko Next.
It was also stated that cooperation in the film sector between Indonesia and China will further advance the development and capability of the film industry of the two countries.
As a follow-up to this collaboration, the Indonesian government will also provide an opportunity for Chinese films to be screened in Indonesia at the World Creative Economy Conference in Bali, next November.
In a dialogue with the Indonesian Ambassador a few hours before the start of the event, the Deputy for Marketing of the Creative Economy Agency, Mr. Josua Simanjuntak, conveyed the plan for cooperation to market Indonesian films in China.
The screening of Indonesian films is one of the efforts to promote Indonesia’s creative economy, especially films, in China. This activity is also an implementation of the MoU on Film Cooperation between Indonesia and China which was signed in November 2017 in Solo.