The British Council, Scottish Documentary Institute, and In-Docs are pleased to collaborate to present Indonesia Distanced Stories, an inclusive, fully online documentary filmmaking workshop for emerging Indonesian filmmakers – empowering them to use their creative talents in realising their story ideas into short documentary films during the duration of three months.
As we are facing a global COVID-19 pandemic, this programme – originally named Jakarta STORIES, was adapted from its 10-day intensive face-to-face model into a fully online model to give the participants more opportunities and flexibility in producing their films, while being physically distanced.
Over the period of 3 months from September until November 2020, the participants gather online to learn, finish a set of assignments, watch various film recommendations, prepare their story ideas, pitch, and get assigned into small teams to produce their films – all under the guidance of 2 mentors from Scottish Documentary Institute along with 2 Indonesian mentors.
The selected participants are coming from a diverse background, culturally and geographically. They will be assigned into small teams and are expected to work collaboratively, inclusively as well as social-responsibly during this physical distancing time.
The aim of this programme is not only to develop the skill of the filmmakers, but to also explore ways of creative collaboration, challenging the limitations that exist during this physical-distancing times, and to support the growth a more inclusive filmmaking practice in Indonesia.