How do we create a viewing environment and future audiences for art films and documentaries that struggle in a commercial market?
A tripartite gathering of filmmakers, exhibitors and audience came together for a series of workshops in Indonesia and Japan to discuss screening opportunities and audience growth.
Alongside the workshops, independent films from both countries were screened.
The first part of the project saw Indonesian film exhibitors coming to Japan to visit Japan’s independent arthouse theaters and to hear from organizers and Japanese exhibitors.
Independent films from both countries were screened, and there was an international discussion panel addressing the relevant themes.
The second part involved Japanese film practitioners visiting Indonesia, attending screenings of Japanese films in Yogyakarta and Jakarta, and debating with local audiences.
The community of independent filmmakers, exhibitors and audiences in the two countries confronted the issues together, strengthening the community and mulling ways to create future audiences.
Independent Cinema Guild (NPO)
A network of people within the independent film community. The Guild was established in 2012 as an organization open to anyone involved in film culture, from filmmakers to cinema organizers and film fans. With a mission of upholding film diversity, it provides broad support for everything from the production and distribution of independent cinema to promoting and screening films.
It holds regular ‘Nabe kouza’ study sessions, and offers members crowd funding support. The Guild also operates the website eiganabe.net which brings together practical information concerning film.
Independent Cinema Guild
202 NS Bldg, 2-2-3 Sarugakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0064
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Kobe Film Archive
Planet Studyo Plus One
Athenee Francais（Chiyoda City, Tokyo）
Alley Hall（Setagaya City, Tokyo）
Espace Biblio（Chiyoda City, Tokyo）
Societeit, TBY (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)
TeMBI Rumah Budaya (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)
Jogja Film Academy (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)
Kineforum (Jakarta, Indonesia)