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Akatara 2021 is still open for registration of film project proposals

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About Akatara 2021

Akatara is The Biggest Indonesian Film Business Forum & Film Market, a program organized by the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy/Tourism and Creative Economy Agency.

Akatara 2021 is back, after being absent due to the pandemic in 2020, to become a forum for connecting filmmakers with investors to create access to finance and develop an ecosystem by encouraging film entrepreneurship.

The Akatara Roadshow in Bandung presented a talk show with the theme Intellectual Property in the Content Industry in Indonesia.

This event will be held on Thursday, September 16, 2021, at the Ballroom of the InterContinental Hotel Bandung Dago Pakar, Bandung. Attended by Hanifah Makarim (Director of Access to Financing Kemenparekraf/Baparekraf RI), Robinson Hasoloan Sinaga (Director of Intellectual Property Development for Creative Industries Kemenparekraf/Baparekraf RI), Vivian Idris (Director of the AKATARA 2021 Program), Agung Sentausa (Head of Facilitation for Film Financing of the Indonesian Film Agency ), Rahadian Agung (Investment Lead at, Robby Wahyudi (Program Director

An understanding of intellectual property is essential for players in the content industry in Indonesia, so that they can participate in the dynamics of content creation globally and protect
created works. As stated by Agung Sentausa, as Chair of the Facilitation Division
Film Financing Indonesian Film Agency. “IP literacy is very important for “content creators” in protecting their works and in exploring their monetization,” said Agung Sentausa.

In line with Agung Sentausa, Vivian Idris as Program Director of AKATARA 2021 also conveyed the importance of understanding IP in the Indonesian content industry. “Intellectual Property is an everyday part of the world’s content industry. Therefore, it is important for content creators in Indonesia to have a good understanding of IP. Akatara presents this talk show as an effort to fill the gap in information about intellectual property for creative workers, including Indonesian filmmakers and content creators.”

This year, Akatara 2021 presents a series of seminars and workshops that have been taking place since last August 2021. The Akatara Workshop will take place on August 12-14, 2021, which includes animation workshops, feature-length fiction films, short fiction films, documentaries and serial production.

The Akatara 2021 online seminar series presented the theme “The Economic Impact Of Online Curated Content Services In Indonesia” (in collaboration with the Asia Pacific Motion Picture Association) on September 6, 2021 and the seminar “Roadmap To Digital Platform” on September 7, 2021.

“Akatara 2021 is expected to be a driving force for the progress of the Indonesian film industry, as a forum to prepare the national film ecosystem, especially in the current pandemic conditions.
Become a means of capacity building by providing training through seminars and workshops for film makers as well as facilitating access to finance. From the investor side, Akatara is also expected to be a means of educating investors who have or do not have a film portfolio, making it easier and encouraging for investors who have not joined to liven up the film sector. Because Indonesian cinema has great potential,” said Hanifah Makarim as Director of Access to Financing at the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy.

Currently, Akatara 2021 is still open for registration of film proposals which will last until 20 September
2021. Indonesian filmmakers to register their film projects through the website Akatara 2021 is accepting applications for feature-length fiction, short fiction, feature-length documentaries, short documentaries, animation and serial production projects.

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