Jakarta, MAR 15 2018 -- The online entertainment platform Viddsee signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indonesian Film Board (BPI) to promote Indonesian films to an international audience, such as with the Viddsee Juree Awards Indonesia 2018 programme which was launched today.

Viddsee’s chief executive officer Ho Jia Jian (pictured above, right) signed the memorandum with the vice chief of BPI Dewi Umaya (pictured above, left). Under the MOU, Viddsee will promote Indonesian short films through its global channels and through offline and online activities, and is recognised as BPI’s official partner through its domestic and international network.

Viddsee has a growing library of Indonesian films across all genres. Indonesian titles such as ‘Grave Torture’ by Joko Anwar, ‘Our School Our Lives’ by Steve Pillar Setiabudi, ‘Red Umbrella’ by Andri Cung and ‘Julian Day’ by Gianni Fajri are well-loved by both local and international viewers.

“We are honoured to have the support of the Indonesian Film Board and are excited about our second Viddsee Juree programme in Indonesia. The rich and diverse stories from Indonesia’s creator community are highly appreciated on our platform, and we look forward to grow together with these talented storytellers, and eventually create content together, too,” says Ho Jia Jian from Viddsee.

“Viddsee has supported Indonesian short films consistently in distributing them to local and global audiences. Their commitment is indisputable and the BPI greatly appreciates this effort. With our joint-efforts through this memorandum, opportunities for local filmmakers will increase, especially for the community who are our BPI stakeholders,” says Dewi Umaya.

The Viddsee Juree Awards programme aims to bridge the gap between digital filmmaking and distribution by working closely with local film communities. The three country hosts for Viddsee Juree in 2018 are Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore.

The two Gold and Silver winners of Viddsee Juree Awards Indonesia 2018 will be presented with Production Grants worth Rp40 million and Rp20 million respectively for the making of their next short film.

Call for entries for Viddsee Juree Awards Indonesia 2018 are now open. For more information, visit https://www.viddsee.com/submit/juree/indonesia2018  

About Viddsee Juree Awards

Viddsee Juree Awards is an initiative celebrating the entertainment industry's picks of Asian short films from all genres: fiction, documentary and animation. In this Viddsee Juree Awards Indonesia 2018, stories are picked from the brightest talents and upcoming filmmakers in Indonesia to be watched and judged by a panel of international judges. Each short film shortlisted for the competition will be watched by millions online and selected for film screenings around various cities in Indonesia. Juree is part of Viddsee’s commitment to celebrate and support filmmakers and film communities in Asia.

About the Indonesian Film Board

The Indonesian Film Board (BPI) is the official forum for Indonesian film organisations and associations, and serves as a vehicle and community facilitator in the promotion of national film production. BPI’s duties include organising domestic film festivals, keeping abreast of international film festivals and organisations, contributing to the progress, research and develop of film, and to reward and facilitate the financing of high-quality film development. For more information visit www.bpi.or.id.

About Viddsee

Founded in 2013, Viddsee is a video entertainment platform that drives distribution and marketing of short premium content. Its unique stories have generated over 1 billion views through Viddsee’s mobile applications and platforms with its proprietary marketing insight of targeted communities and content. With the vision of building an ecosystem for creators and audience, Viddsee empowers storytellers to tell their very own local stories that resonate with a global audience. Visit www.viddsee.com to find out more.

Media Contacts
Awards Director, Viddsee Juree Indonesia

Indanavetta Putri