Jakarta (ANTARA) - Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy held the Short Film Media Studies workshop (AKSILARASI) in Mandalika, West Nusa Tenggara on March 3-5, 2022.

The event was aimed at improving Indonesian films competitiveness, to bring out creative products that could support the development of selected tourism destinations. Furthermore, it would build a creative economy ecosystem in supporting the national economic revival, the ministry said.

The short film workshop is part of the incubation stage II of the AKSILARASI program in the film sub-sector in Mandalika, where the stage I in 2021 had been done by producing short films by the local communities, Director of Music, Film, and Animation at the ministry Mohammad Amin said in a statement on Sunday.

"In 2021, the film sub-sector of AKSILARASI implementation was conducted in four Super Priority Destinations (Mandalika, Labuan Bajo, Borobudur, and Lake Toba), which resulted short films produced by each local film communities," Amin explained.

The stage I was then continued with stage II with similar workshops to enrich the local short films. AKSILARASI is a program that trains and mentors local creative communities, especially in Indonesia's Super Priority Destinations.

Meanwhile, the ministry's Film Sub-Coordinator, Mauliandini Nur Noviasri, highlighted that the stage II incubation participants will get exposure to media studies.

"So later they will be able to understand the concept and purpose of work creations in the production process of a film," Noviasri said.

Meanwhile, the West Nusa Tenggara Tourism Office Head, Yusron Hadi, appreciated the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy which has supported the development of the film sub-sector in his province.

"The support given by the ministry in developing creative economy sector of West Nusa Tenggara has given considerable motivation to creative economy players and expose the province's extraordinary talents. I hope the film sector people can benefit from this workshop to grow the local film ecosystem," Hadi pointed out.

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