What is it about?

Considers the way in which short film is not just a genre or format but is an infrastructure that includes organizations, individuals, and in Indonesia 'komunitas'. These komunitas are networks that give life to short film through discussions, distribution, screenings, support, and sharing. Short film's specific form is formed in the 1970s, comes to fruition in the late 1990s and early 2000s during Indonesia's reform period, and link to the feature film industry.

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Why is it important?

Helps to reconceptualize short film not as a genre but as a mode of organization made up of individuals, communities, networks, and the films that circulate as their currency. Indonesia is an important case study.

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This page is a summary of: Indie Cinema and the Short Film Assemblage, Bijdragen tot de taal- land- en volkenkunde / Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Southeast Asia, July 2021, Brill, DOI: 10.1163/22134379-bja10027.
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