Europe on Screen (EOS) 2017 will be screening 74 films this year in six cities across Indonesia: Jakarta, Bandung, Denpasar, Medan, Surabaya and Yogyakarta. All film will be screened for free from 5 to 14 May 2017!
“Films are an integral part of European culture, which we are happy to project to a wide Indonesian audience during this festival. It is also a key asset of Europe’s economy,” said Mr Charles-Michel Geurts, Charge d’Affaires a.i. of the Delegation of the European Union to Indonesia.
Mr Orlow Seunke, EOS 2017 Festival Director said in a statement that the 74 quality films are winners of the Berlin Film Festival, Oscar winning film, Golden Globe winner, and many other prize winning films. It is divided into three category, which everyone can explore.
Hopefully after enjoying the best quality film, more Indonesian would be interested to watch European film. This will drive the market and cinemas to adopt more European film as well, not focusing only to Hollywood movies.
For the Opening Night, EOS 2017 will feature “A Perfect Day”, a 2015 Spanish comedy-drama film directed by Fernando Leon de Aranoa. The Closing Night will feature “Here is Harold,” a Norwegian comedy-drama film directed by Gunnar Vikene.
For the last five years, the festival has been keen on tapping into the creative energy of Indonesia and promoting the talent and creative vision of aspiring Indonesian filmmakers. This year, EOS have invited three European producers and one actor to share their knowledge and experience through lectures at the SAE Film Institute in Jakarta.
The EU believes in the potential of Indonesian film industry and is organizing a workshop on Financial Incentives for the Film Industry in cooperation with the Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy (BEKRAF) on 4 – 5 May 2017.
More information and full program can be found in their website https://europeonscreen.org/