Six film projects currently at development stage have been selected to take part in a workshop session as part of mylab+@Jogja next month. The six share a common characteristic of Indonesian co-production and a recurring theme of luminescence.
“This theme underscores the importance of having the distinctive light of Asian cinema arise from its own characteristics. The participants reflect the new hope of Asian cinema with a fresh and authentic perspective. With this kind of program I really hope Asian films continue to shine by their own characters and beauty throughout the world,” said Ifa Isfansyah, producer, director and festival director of the Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival.
Selected from over 60 applications, the six include a mix of youth on the directing side and experience on the producing side
They include: “A Ballad of Long Hair” (Indonesia, Singapore) with director-scriptwriter Giovanni Rustanto, producer Annisa Adjam and co-producer Fran Borgia; “Carpet” (aka “Karpet”) (Malaysia) with director Mien.ly, scriptwriter Ridfan Abdul Hamid and producer Ineza Roussille; “ I Wanna Dance with Myself” (Indonesia) with director and scriptwriter Khozy Rizal and producer Muhammad Zaidy; “Noodles, Our Love Was Instant and Forever” (Philippines) with director-scriptwriter Whammy Alcazaren and producer Alemberg Ang; “The Intruder” (aka “O Intruso”) (Indonesia) with director-scriptwriter Theo Rumansara and producers Axel Putra and Giovanni Rahmadeva; and “The Want” (aka “Keinginan”) (Singapore) by directors and scriptwriters Mark Chua, Lam Li Shuen and producers Tan Bee Thiam and Looi Wan Ping.
The projects were selected by mylab founder and curator Lorna Tee, alongside Raymond Phathanavirangoon and Fong Lae Fhan.
The lab will be conducted through one physical session in conjunction with the Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival (JAFF) between Nov. 24 – 30, 2023 and another online session in Feb. 2024.
The producing mentors include Bradley Liew (Malaysia, Philippines), Marie Dubas (France), Meiske Taurisia (Indonesia), Raymond Phathanavirangoon (Hong Kong, Thailand) and Roshanak Behesht Nedjad (Germany). On the script side, mentors include Françoise von Roy (Germany), Franz Rodenkirchen (Germany), Monster Jimenez (The Philippines) and Samantha Horley (U.K.).
mylab+@Jogja is organized by mylab+ and Yayasan Cipta Citra Indonesia. It is supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology Republic of Indonesia, Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival (JAFF) and with the support of the regional audiovisual cooperation in Southeast Asia of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France.