MFI Fest, Raises Local Knowledge through Film

Author : Humas | Tuesday, March 17, 2015 15:23 WIB
KEARIFAN LOKAL: Pembukaan MAFI Fest tahun lalu. Tahun ini, MAFI Fest berupaya mengangkat khazanah lokal di berbagai daerah di Indonesia.

The existence of Malang Film Festival (MAFI Fest) in Indonesian film industry cannot be doubted. More than 11 years, MAFI Fest grew to be the most prestigious for school and college student film festival in national level. For this year, MAFI Fest tried to raise local knowledge from various place in Indonesia through film.

“We would like to introduce each culture through film,” said Director of MAFI Fest 2015, Maharina Novia Zahro.

Umar Abdul Aziz, the chief of Kine Club University of MUhammadiyah Malang (UMM) explained, before the top event of MAFI Fest on 2-4 April, there are series of events will be held, including workshop of cinematography with Director of Photography (DOP) film “5cm”, Yudi Datau.

“There is film screening work of Yosep Anggi Noen, a film maker whose film has been aired at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) and others international festival,” he said.

This time, film that passed duration on 12-15 March will be entered to judging step. “Film that passed judging step, will be screened in the final event of MAFI Fest 2015 next April,” said Afidz, General Manager MAFI Fest 2015. All films will be the database of Kine Clum UMM.

Maharina expected, all young filmmaker can take advantage the opportunity. “Deservedly, filmmaker in Indonesian included their film in festivals, especially national short film festival classes MAFI Fest,” she said.

Program of MAFI Fest 2015 divided into two; there are competition and non competition. Competition is in the form of documentary short film and fiction, while for non-competition there are three activities those community gathering, Public Lecturer and Malangan session. Especially for Malangan session, short film by Malang filmmaker will be screened. Community from various islands in Indonesia will come in Community Gathering and take rest at Rusunawa UMM.  (dar/zul/han/t_zuh)

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