Graham Sheffield, British Council Director of Arts at the Film Policy Forum in Gedung Film, Jakarta. © British Council.

Indonesia’s growing film industry reaped great benefits through Britain sharing its film industry experiences through the Film Policy Forum.

The Indonesian film industry is a viable part of Indonesia’s creative industries and the released and the industry released 90 films last year, up from 82 in 2011.

The Film Policy Forum shared best practice and experiences on ensuring that Indonesia’s film industry can remain competitive, as in doing so it could become a regional centre for film production.

A highlight of the forum was a seminar from eminent British film producer Lord David Puttnam, whose works include famous films such as “Chariots of Fire” and “The Killing Fields.”

The forum was well received and will energize local film producers, film makers and associated industries to creating a sustainable film industry for Indonesia.

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