National Film Month 2012: Focus Films Edwige
Raised in various international film festivals, works of Edwin from year to year can finally be enjoyed Indonesian audience at the National Film Month celebration this time. “Focus on Edwin” is a program of the National Film Month 2012: History is now 6 which deliberated Kineforum team and babibutafilm. There are screenings of six short films, two feature-length films, three documentaries, and discussion of the film Zoo (Postcards from the Zoo).
Sugar Nadia, Kineforum manager, admitted that the idea of ”Focus on Edwin” already considered long before the film Postcards from the Zoo is declared as one of the competition films the Berlinale Film Festival 2012. The idea was sparked along Kineforum manager previously, Lisabona Rahman. “Kineforum feel responsible for spreading the good news and reintroduce the works of Edwin to the audience, especially for those who still perceive the films Edwin difficult to digest,” said Sugar. Edwin figure considered important as a filmmaker because of courageous and able to show films that are outside the mainstream.
Kineforum mission deemed appropriate by Meiske Taurisia, producer Postcards movies coming soon from the Zoo and almost all of the films Edwin. “If during this time many viewers find it difficult to access Edwin films, this program could be a way to enjoy all the work Edwin opener,” he said when met at his residence March 18. No doubt, too, the momentum Berlinale legitimize the existence of Edwin in the international film map.
The public can enjoy the premiere of Postcards from the Zoo on 21 March. Screening all the films Edwin this time will be subject to a donation from Rp 50,000 to 200,000. Responding to a comment about the donation charged to the films Edwin, Dede say this is a program of ‘saving’ for Postcards from the Zoo to be played later on also outside Jakarta. For him, the appreciation of the film can be shown with pay while watching movies especially babibutafilm indeed guerrilla team to market this film until now Postcards from the Zoo sold to agencies in four countries, including Austria and Taiwan. Babibutafilm team is willing to play the movie and also discuss with the audience outside of Jakarta. “Films like the work of Edwin is a film that not only watch the finish, we need a space of discussion as a form of communication. So that’s what we plan to do with the savings from the program” Focus on Edwin “, the roadshow so that spectators outside Jakarta had the opportunity the same, “he said.
The premiere of Postcards from the Zoo in Indonesia through the National Film Month 2012 will be subject to donate Rp. 200,000. Although many people feel this expensive premiere donation, please note that the donation includes a ticket to watch Postcards from the Zoo and two other Edwin movies, movie merchandise like t-shirts and posters, Zeke Khaseli musical performances, as well as discussions with seno gumira ajidarma movie. Donations do not only support the film journey Postcards from the Zoo around Indonesia, but also operational costs Kineforum. To date 22 to 31 March, Postcards from the Zoo will be played every day at 19:30 in studio 1 TIM XXI with a donation of Rp. 100,000. Compilation of short films Edwin, Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly, Nairobi Notes, State Million Songs of the Sun, and Misbach: Behind the Light Sparkling will be a donation of Rp. 50,000.