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NAFF turns spotlight on Indonesia
By Patrick Frater
Tue, 12 June 2012, 13:15 PM (HKT)
Indonesian film projects will receive special attention at the upcoming edition of the Network of Asian Fantastic Film, the project market within the Puchon international Film Festival (PiFan) in South Korea.
The event's Indonesia Spotlight will showcase five film projects from Indonesia in addition to the previously announced 20 projects from around Asia that make up its It Project sessions. The spotlight also includes a 'Pitch & Lunch' meeting and an Indonesian reception.
"Indonesia presents various film genres, from crime mystery to authentic horror. The selection conveys not only faithful genre convention, but also characteristic features based on solid Indonesian tradition," said NAFF organisers in a statement.
All 25 projects compete for the $34,000 of funding and post-production awards available from NAFF. The awards will be announced on 25 July at the NAFF closing ceremony.
The five Indonesian projects are:
Curious Grandma: The Murder of Annet Van Houten, to be produced by Sammaria Simanjuntak and directed by Lucky Kuswandi (pictured), the director of Madam X, which appeared at last year's PiFan;
Blue Blood, a gothic, vampire tale of love and based on Indonesian history, to be directed by Billy Christian and produced by Vera Lasut;
Beautiful Beast, inspired by a classic Indonesian horror film, directed by Paul Agusta and produced by Kyo Hayanto;
psychological thriller Trauma, by cinematographer turned director Sidi Saleh, and produced by Nita Triyana;
hardcore slasher Homestay, directed by Nitta Nazyra Noer, (director of documentary Working Girl) and produced by Rusli Eddy.