Politics of Film Needed by National Film Industry in Indonesia
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- film genre, industry, intervention, screen, promotion
This paper discusses the politics of film needed by the national film industry. Indonesia has many periods marked by differing forms of state interference in films. In the Dutch Colonial era, the film was produced solely as entertainment, so the theme was taken from the saga or legend that had previously used as a "play" around the show (Stambul Comedy). In contrast, during the Japanese occupation, the film was used by the empire as a propaganda tool. After Indonesia gained independence until 1966, the film was interpreted as the tool of revolution and change, so its beauty (aesthetics) sacrificed. During the New Order era (1966-1998), the state was very strict in filtering themes, stories, and ideas that was laced with ideologies of Marxism and criticized the government. The reform period (1998-present) experienced the ups and downs of the film industry, competing with imported films and audience expectations without significant state interference. This study suggests that the politics of film is still needed to increase audience appreciation and economic value for the industry. Indonesian movies require the presence of the state to build an investment climate, protecting film creators from acts of piracy, facilitating the licensing of cinema screens, and participation in film marketing communications carried out by West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil using Dilan's figures and movie titles as the name of one corner in the Saparua park, Bandung City.
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TY - CONF AU - Redi Panuju AU - Stefanus Rodrick Juraman PY - 2019/08 DA - 2019/08 TI - Politics of Film Needed by National Film Industry in Indonesia BT - Proceedings of the 1st Annual Internatioal Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities (AICOSH 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 136 EP - 139 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/aicosh-19.2019.28 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/aicosh-19.2019.28 ID - Panuju2019/08 ER -