Viddsee Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Indonesian Film Board
The online entertainment platform Viddsee signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indonesian Film Board (BPI) to promote Indonesian films to an international audience, such as with the Viddsee Juree Awards Indonesia 2018 programme which was launched today.
Viddsee’s chief executive officer Ho Jia Jian signed the memorandum with the vice chief of BPI Dewi Umaya. Under the MOU, Viddsee will promote Indonesian short films through its global channels and through offline and online activities, and is recognised as BPI’s official partner through its domestic and international network.
Viddsee has a growing library of Indonesian films across all genres. Indonesian titles such as ‘Grave Torture’ by Joko Anwar, ‘Our School Our Lives’ by Steve Pillar Setiabudi, ‘Red Umbrella’ by Andri Cung and ‘Julian Day’ by Gianni Fajri are well-loved by both local and international viewers.
“We are honoured to have the support of the Indonesian Film Board and are excited about our second Viddsee Juree programme in Indonesia. The rich and diverse stories from Indonesia’s creator community are highly appreciated on our platform, and we look forward to grow together with these talented storytellers, and eventually create content together, too,” says Ho Jia Jian from Viddsee.
“Viddsee has supported Indonesian short films consistently in distributing them to local and global audiences. Their commitment is indisputable and the BPI greatly appreciates this effort. With our joint-efforts through this memorandum, opportunities for local filmmakers will increase, especially for the community who are our BPI stakeholders,” said Dewi Umaya
The Viddsee Juree Awards programme aims to bridge the gap between digital filmmaking and distribution by working closely with local film communities. The three country hosts for Viddsee Juree in 2018 are Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore.
The two Gold and Silver winners of Viddsee Juree Awards Indonesia 2018 will be presented with Production Grants worth Gold Rp. 40 million and Rp. 20 million respectively for the making of their next short film.