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Indonesia Launches Stimulus for Local Film Industry
TheIndonesia.id - The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy (Kemenparekraf) has prepared two aid facilities to boost Indonesian filmmakers' productivity through the National Economic Recovery (PEN) stimulus or called PEN Film and stimulus for local filmmakers' works in the regions.
"There are two stimuli that we are working on in 2022 for creative economy actors in the film industry. First, we re-submit PEN Film which we hope can be accepted by the Ministry of Finance," said Director of the Creative Music, Film, and Animation Industry of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Amin Abdullah, in a discussion quoted by Antara on Wednesday, March 30, 2022.
For PEN Film, Amin said the program will continue the efforts of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy in 2021 which is implemented through three schemes, promotion, pre-production, and production. PEN Film 2021 had received a positive response where more than 50 filmmakers have benefited with a budget absorption of Rp116.8 billion.
However, for 2022, PEN Film is presented with only one scheme, which is specifically for a limited promotional scheme for feature-length films, both documentaries, and commercial fiction. "We are trying to apply for Rp75 billion and this is specifically for feature films, long-duration documentaries, with their goal of going to theaters," Amin said.
However, Amin said that filmmakers who are involved in making short films, documentaries, and fiction, also continue to receive stimulus from the second form. The government assistance was initiated by Commission X of the DPR RI and will be given to the short film and photography communities.
"We have prepared this for the absorption of labor and regional filmmakers. This partnership is more in the regions. So these are two important stimuli, I can't say that feature films should be paid more attention because short films also need stimulus," said Amin.
Of course, he hopes that with the help of this stimulus, more local filmmakers will return to work after two years of difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the beginning of the pandemic, the Indonesian film industry was estimated to suffer a loss of IDR 481 billion per month. Fortunately, the development of digital platforms made conditions gradually improve.