TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Education and Culture Ministry's Center for Film Development will hold a 2018 Student Film Work Shop (Gelar Karya Film Pelajar/GKFP). The event is aimed at fostering the spirit of nationalism among Indonesian students through cinema while looking for potential filmmakers.
"The goal is foster character education. The Indonesian sentiment is reflected in films, if they are only taught, they do not necessarily accept it," said Maman Wijaya, the Education and Culture Ministry's chief of Film Development Center, said in a press conference in Jakarta, Monday, 19 November.
Maman Wijaya said the government wants to use the event to develop students' potentials while building a sense of nationalism and concern for national culture through the art of movies.
"Through films, students can cultivate the spirit of nationalism, patriotism, mutual cooperation, honesty, integrity, adapt to friends, and learn to accept the opinions of others. That's what we want to instill in students through films," said Maman.
Maman said 314 public and vocational high schools have registered films made by their students to take part in GKFP. "One movie from each school," he said.
The 2018 Student Film Works will take place from November 22 to 24 in the Education and Culture Ministry's building Jakarta. The program includes a film exhibition on November 22, discussions with filmmakers on November 23, and the GKFP awarding ceremony on November 24.