JAKARTA, Oct 7 -- Viddsee today announced Vidio as its Content Media Partner for the upcoming Vidssee Juree Awards Indonesia 2020. Under the partnership, the online streaming platform owned by Indonesia-based Surya Citra Media will be involved in promoting the awards through social media and live streaming the awards ceremony on Oct 8, adding the finalists’ films onto their platform, and publishing editorial features about the films and winners.

The Viddsee Juree Awards Indonesia 2020 is an annual festival of short films that celebrates and supports filmmaker communities in Asia. This is the fourth time the awards has been held in Indonesia, and the first time that Vidio has been involved as a Content Media Partner for the awards.

The Viddsee Juree Awards Indonesia ceremony will be broadcasted live on October 8 at 8.30pm JKT time and will be available on Viddsee at vidds.ee/JureeIndonesia2020 and Vidio at vidio.com/live/7410

Prior to this, Viddsee and Vidio entered into an agreement announced on Aug 31 under which Vidio would host a Viddsee channel on its platform. The channel features dozens of premium short films from Indonesia and Singapore that include dramas, comedies, sci-fi, animation, romance, and more.

Said Derek Tan, co-founder of Viddsee: "We are excited to extend our partnership with Vidio in promoting Juree, which over the years has been a great way to discover new local stories and talented filmmakers across the country. Vidio’s involvement this year further extends the reach of the awards to millions, and we hope their audiences will be as entertained and impressed as we are with this year’s entries.”

Said Eva Stephanie Kurnia, VP of Content, Vidio: “Indonesia has a proud and rich tradition of storytelling, and filmmakers are an important part of carrying on that tradition in the digital age. Promoting the Viddsee Juree Awards is our way of supporting local filmmakers, ensuring that their craft, ingenuity, and love for films continues on. We hope that through our platform, we’re able to help propel the winners and finalists to achieve bigger and better things in the future.”  

The nominated films were submitted by a range of award-winning and exciting new talents who hail from across Indonesia. Among these include Rofie Fauzie and Luhki Herwanayogi, who were both nominees in previous Indonesia Film Festival (FFI); Razny Mahardhika and Iqbal Arieffurahman, two young filmmakers whose films have screened at various festivals and awards; and filmmakers Najam Yardo and Sidharta Tata who hail from Jogjakarta, and Mohammad Ifdhal from Palu.

Two top entries will be named Gold and Silver winners, who will be picked by an international panel of judges that comprises Filipina producer Armi Rae Cacanindin, whose short film ‘Employee of the Month’ premiered at Cannes Critics’ Week; festival programmer, film writer, and producer Paolo Bertolin, whose resume include international festivals and institutions such as IFFRotterdam, the Doha Film Institute, Mumbai, Beijing, and Torino Film Festivals; and Indonesian filmmaker Yosep Anggi Noen, whose film ‘Peculiar Vacation and Other Illnesses’ was nominated for the Golden Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival.

The Gold winner will be awarded the Filmmaker Gold Kit, which includes a 13-inch Macbook Air, Adobe’s 12-month Creative Cloud All Apps subscription, a gold plaque, and exclusive Viddsee merchandise. The Silver winner will take home the Viddsee Filmmaker Silver Kit, which includes a silver plaque, Adobe’s 12-month Creative Cloud All Apps subscription, and exclusive Viddsee merchandise. All 10 finalists will be awarded Adobe’s 12-month Creative Cloud All Apps subscription and finalist certificates.

The annual Juree Awards initiative debuted in Indonesia in 2016, and expanded to include the Philippines in 2017, and Singapore in 2018. Find out more about the Juree Awards at https://www.viddsee.com/channel/juree.

About Juree
Viddsee Juree Awards (‘Juree’) is an annual industry pick award celebrating best short films from Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines. In each edition, the countries’ brightest talents and storytellers submit their films to a panel of international judges, who will then handpick the winning entries. Viddsee amplifies the out-of-competition entries and finalists to our audience communities. Juree is part of Viddsee’s commitment to grow a network of prestigious storytellers, to support local film communities, and to inspire a new generation of storytellers across Asia.

About Viddsee
Viddsee is a leading video entertainment platform for short premium content. With over 1 billion views powered by data insights and a trusted community, we empower storytellers by enabling the creation of films and amplifying stories to targeted audiences.

About Vidio
Founded in 2014, Vidio is an OTT (Over The Top) service that provides the most comprehensive streaming service in Indonesia. Directly connected to 51 TV streaming and 22 radio streaming services, Vidio also provides thousands of local and international shows for Video-on-Demand services, pay TV network subscriptions, exclusive content such as TV series, feature films, dramas, documentaries and broadcasts of thousands of sports matches for all genres and ages. Vidio is committed to providing the widest and easiest access for users to enjoy their entertainment without distance or device restrictions, and can be accessed either through websites, mobile phones and home TV sets.

Media contact:
John Lim john@viddsee.com