Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Jakarta Tourism and Creative Economy Office held the Road to Jakarta Film Week 2021 as part of a pre-festival event by featuring four thematic films.

As cited from a press release here on Thursday, the selected films were curated by Nia Dinata (director), Asmara Abigail (actor), and Amir Siregar (movie critic), who represented their respective areas of expertise.

The selected films came from three specific periods in Jakarta: 1950-1969, 1970-1989, and 1990-2010. The chosen movies are "Asmara Dara" (1958) by Usmar Ismail, "Cintaku di Rumah Susun" (1987) by Nya' Abbas Akup, "Opera Jakarta" (1985) by Sjumandjaja, and "Love" (2008) by Kabir Bhatia.

The films were selected based on the assessment of Jakarta's portrayal in cinemas, its aesthetic approach, and socio-political conditions at that time, and its impact on film comparison in Indonesia.

The Road To Jakarta Film Week will continue with the main festival on November 18-21, 2021.

The programs to be held include long and short film screenings from various countries.

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Apart from international film screenings, the Jakarta Film Fund will provide monetary assistance for selected story ideas.

Moreover, a masterclass will be held for professionals working in the film industry, a discussion of current issues in films, and also a community as a forum for exchanging experiences and strengthening networks.

Selected long and short films will compete for the Global Feature Award, Global Short Award, and Direction Award.

Industry players also have the opportunity to showcase their works in the exhibition space located at the festival's main location.

The Jakarta Film Week will be held offline and online through Vidio.com. All the four pre-festival selected films can be watched through Vidio.com and are free of charge.

All programs and information related to the Jakarta Film Week can be accessed on the www.jakartafilmweek.com website.

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