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Bali and Jakarta: Film Festival starts in Ubud and filmmaker Jonathan Stack shares in Jakarta

by Enrico Aditjondro

In two weeks time EngageMedia will be taking part in the Global Social Change Film Festival and Institute in Ubud, Bali, from April 13 to 17, 2011. The Festival will bring filmmakers, campaigners and film enthusiasts from around the globe for workshops, roundtable discussions, screenings and networking.

GLOBAL SOCIAL CHANGE FILM FESTIVAL, BALI, INDONESIAOn this inaugural Festival, EngageMedia will be accepting the GSCFFI Innovator Award along with Nia Dinata (GSCFFI Filmmaker Honoree) and the Women and Children Crisis Centre (WCCC) of Tonga (GSCFFI Activist Award Honoree).

EngageMedia will also screen its films on the opening night on April 13 in the event called EngageMedia Curated, a combined screening and forum event based on curated highlights from The event would be accessible to local and international participants with guest presenters discussing each programmed title as it is screened. EngageMedia Curated panellists would comprise of EngageMedia personnel (Enrico Aditjondro and Andrew Lowenthal), Indonesian filmmaker Nia Dinata, Dina Purita Antonio (Jakarta-based seasoned Filipino filmmaker), festival guests and a leading activist from the region (West Papuan videomaker Wensie Fatubun).

In addition, EngageMedia will collaborate with the Jakarta Arts Council (Dewan Kesenian Jakarta), Kineforum, and GSCFFIto bring Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Jonathan Stack to Jakarta on April 20 to 21. Two of his films, THE FARM and LIBERIA: AN UNCIVIL WAR, will be screened at Kineforum on Wednesday, 20/4, evening, and Jonathan will be available to answer questions. On Thursday, 21/4, Jonathan will meet with students and young filmmakers and present a lecture and short workshop. The Ford Foundation sponsors this Jakarta event.

More updates on both the Festival and the Jonathan Stack Jakarta Visit will be available soon.