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Though the cinema
Film
A film, also called a movie or motion picture, is a series of still or moving images. It is produced by recording photographic images with cameras, or by creating images using animation techniques or visual effects...

of Indonesia
Indonesia
Indonesia , officially the Republic of Indonesia , is a country in Southeast Asia and Oceania. Indonesia is an archipelago comprising approximately 13,000 islands. It has 33 provinces with over 238 million people, and is the world's fourth most populous country. Indonesia is a republic, with an...

has a long history, the industry is currently struggling and developing.

Colonial era



The first film made in Indonesia
Indonesia
Indonesia , officially the Republic of Indonesia , is a country in Southeast Asia and Oceania. Indonesia is an archipelago comprising approximately 13,000 islands. It has 33 provinces with over 238 million people, and is the world's fourth most populous country. Indonesia is a republic, with an...

 was the 1926 silent film
Silent film
A silent film is a film with no synchronized recorded sound, especially with no spoken dialogue. In silent films for entertainment the dialogue is transmitted through muted gestures, pantomime and title cards...

, Loetoeng Kasaroeng, by Dutch
Dutch people
The Dutch people are an ethnic group native to the Netherlands. They share a common culture and speak the Dutch language. Dutch people and their descendants are found in migrant communities worldwide, notably in Suriname, Chile, Brazil, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and the United...

 directors G. Kruger and L. Heuveldorp. It was made with local actors by the NV Java Film Company in Bandung
Bandung
Bandung is the capital of West Java province in Indonesia, and the country's third largest city, and 2nd largest metropolitan area in Indonesia, with a population of 7.4 million in 2007. Located 768 metres above sea level, approximately 140 km southeast of Jakarta, Bandung has cooler...

 and premiered on December 31, 1926 at the Elite and Majestic Theatres in Bandung
Bandung
Bandung is the capital of West Java province in Indonesia, and the country's third largest city, and 2nd largest metropolitan area in Indonesia, with a population of 7.4 million in 2007. Located 768 metres above sea level, approximately 140 km southeast of Jakarta, Bandung has cooler...

. Since then, more than 2,200 feature films have been produced. After its genesis during the Dutch colonial era
Dutch Ethical Policy and Indonesian National Revival
The Dutch Ethical Policy was the official policy of colonial government of Indonesia during the four decades from 1901 until the Japanese occupation of 1942. In 1901, the Dutch Queen Wilhelmina announced that the Netherlands accepted an ethical responsibility for the welfare of their colonial...

, the Indonesian film industry was supported by the Japanese occupiers
Japanese Occupation of Indonesia
The Japanese Empire occupied Indonesia, known then as the Dutch East Indies, during World War II from March 1942 until after the end of War in 1945...

 during the Second World War as a propaganda
Propaganda
Propaganda is a form of communication that is aimed at influencing the attitude of a community toward some cause or position so as to benefit oneself or one's group....

 tool.

After independence


After independence, the Sukarno
Sukarno
Sukarno, born Kusno Sosrodihardjo was the first President of Indonesia.Sukarno was the leader of his country's struggle for independence from the Netherlands and was Indonesia's first President from 1945 to 1967...

 government used it for nationalistic
Nationalism
Nationalism is a political ideology that involves a strong identification of a group of individuals with a political entity defined in national terms, i.e. a nation. In the 'modernist' image of the nation, it is nationalism that creates national identity. There are various definitions for what...

, anti-Western
Western world
The Western world, also known as the West and the Occident , is a term referring to the countries of Western Europe , the countries of the Americas, as well all countries of Northern and Central Europe, Australia and New Zealand...

 purposes. Foreign film imports were banned. After the overthrow of Sukarno by Suharto's New Order
New Order (Indonesia)
The New Order is the term coined by former Indonesian President Suharto to characterize his regime as he came to power in 1966. Suharto used this term to contrast his rule with that of his predecessor, Sukarno...

 regime, films were regulated through a censorship
Censorship
thumb|[[Book burning]] following the [[1973 Chilean coup d'état|1973 coup]] that installed the [[Military government of Chile |Pinochet regime]] in Chile...

 code that aimed to maintain the social order. Usmar Ismail
Usmar Ismail
Usmar Ismail was a prominent Indonesian film director. He was a Minangkabau descent. He was widely regarded as the native Indonesian pioneer of the Cinema of Indonesia although films made by the Dutch dated back to around 1926....

, a director from West Sumatra
West Sumatra
West Sumatra is a province of Indonesia. It lies on the west coast of the island Sumatra. It borders the provinces of North Sumatra to the north, Riau and Jambi to the east, and Bengkulu to the southeast. It includes the Mentawai Islands off the coast...

 made a major imprint in Indonesian film in the 1950s and 1960s.

1980s


The industry reached its peak in the 1980s, with such successful films as Naga Bonar (1987) and Catatan Si Boy (1989). Warkop's
Warkop
Warkop prior called Warkop Prambors are an Indonesian comedian group that enjoyed success in the 1980s - 1990s. Assembled in Jakarta on 1976 under Prambors management, Warkop burgeoned as favorite comedian group surpassed Srimulat and jakarta group...

 comedy films, directed by Arizal
Arizal (Indonesia)
Arizal was born in Airmolek, Indragiri, Riau on January 11, 1943. His parents, Ibrahim Sidi Mangkuto and Matayam bt M. Yasin were Minangkabau descent. He is prominent Indonesian film director. He studied at Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia....

 also proved to be successful. The industry has also found appeal among teens with such fare as Pintar-pintar Bodoh (1982), and Maju Kena Mundur Kena (1984). Actors during this era included Deddy Mizwar
Deddy Mizwar
Deddy Mizwar is an Indonesian actor film director in Indonesia, born of an Indo father and Betawi mother. He is the Chairman of Indonesia's National Film Council ....

, Eva Arnaz
Eva Arnaz
Eva Yanthi Arnaz is an Indonesian film actress who was prominent in Indonesian film in the 1980s. She was best known for her work in action films.Married four times, her second marriage was to action film co-star Barry Prima...

, Lidya Kandou, Onky Alexander, Meriam Bellina, Rano Karno, and Paramitha Rusady.

1990s


However, by the 1990s imports of foreign films resumed, and the artistic quality of Indonesian films was reduced due to competition, especially from the US
Cinema of the United States
The cinema of the United States, also known as Hollywood, has had a profound effect on cinema across the world since the early 20th century. Its history is sometimes separated into four main periods: the silent film era, classical Hollywood cinema, New Hollywood, and the contemporary period...

 and Hong Kong
Cinema of Hong Kong
The cinema of Hong Kong is one of the three major threads in the history of Chinese language cinema, alongside the cinema of China, and the cinema of Taiwan...

. The number of movies produced decreased significantly, from 115 movies in 1990 to just 37 in 1993. Rampant counterfeit
Counterfeit
To counterfeit means to illegally imitate something. Counterfeit products are often produced with the intent to take advantage of the superior value of the imitated product...

ing and television
Television
Television is a telecommunication medium for transmitting and receiving moving images that can be monochrome or colored, with accompanying sound...

 also contributed to the degradation of Indonesian cinema. In decade, Indonesian cinema dominated by serial electronic cinema (sinetron). Multivision Plus under Raam Punjabi, controlled one of many cinema companies who produced sinetron. The majority of films produced were exploitive, adult-themed B-movie
B-movie
A B movie is a low-budget commercial motion picture that is not definitively an arthouse or pornographic film. In its original usage, during the Golden Age of Hollywood, the term more precisely identified a film intended for distribution as the less-publicized, bottom half of a double feature....

s shown in budget cinemas and outdoor screenings
Outdoor cinema
An outdoor cinema consists of a digital or analog movie projector, scaffolded construction or inflatable projection screen, and sound system....

 or direct-to-video
Direct-to-video
Direct-to-video is a term used to describe a film that has been released to the public on home video formats without being released in film theaters or broadcast on television...

 or television. In 1996, 33 films were made in Indonesia, with majority of the films produced were filled with adult-themed content, and later on decreased significantly. only seven domestic films were made in 1999.

2000s


Under the Reformasi
Reformation (Indonesia)
The Post-Suharto era in Indonesia began with the fall of Suharto in 1998. Since then Indonesia has been in a period of transition. This era has been called the period of Reformasi...

 movement of the post-Suharto era, independent filmmaking was a rebirth of the filming industry in Indonesia, where film's started addressing topics which were previously banned such as; religion, race, love and other topics

In 2002, the domestic films made increased from only 6 in 2000 and 2001, to 10 films, and as the years passed on, the domestic films made increased significantly.

Recent notable films include What's Up with Love?
What's Up with Love?
What's Up with Love? is a 2002 Indonesian film directed by Rudy Soedjarwo. The Indonesian title is a play on words, as Cinta is also the name of the main character. As such, the title can be translated as "What's Up with Love?" as well as "What's Up with Cinta?", meaning the person...

 directed by Rudi Soedjarwo in 2002, Eliana Eliana, directed by Riri Riza
Riri Riza
Riri Riza is an Indonesian film director, film producer and screenwriter.-Education, early career:Riri graduated in 1993 from the Jakarta Arts Institute, where he majored in film directing. His final film project, Sonata Kampung Bata , won third place in the 1994 Oberhausen short film festival...

, and Arisan!
Arisan!
Arisan! is a 2003 Indonesian film that has drawn more than 100,000 viewers. It is the first Indonesian film with a gay theme, and the first Indonesian film to use high-definition color enhancement. It uses a mixture of English, standard Indonesian and Jakartan slang...

 starring Tora Sudiro
Tora Sudiro
Tora Sudiro is an Indonesian actor. His popular TV comedy show, Extravaganza, is broadcast by Trans TV. He has also appeared in Indonesian TV dramas such as 2006's Dunia Tanpa Koma...

, which was released in 2005, Beauty and Warrior, Indonesia's first animated
Animation
Animation is the rapid display of a sequence of images of 2-D or 3-D artwork or model positions in order to create an illusion of movement. The effect is an optical illusion of motion due to the phenomenon of persistence of vision, and can be created and demonstrated in several ways...

 feature film
Feature film
In the film industry, a feature film is a film production made for initial distribution in theaters and being the main attraction of the screening, rather than a short film screened before it; a full length movie...

 was released. That same year Gie
Gie
Gie is a 2005 Indonesian film directed by Riri Riza. The film tells the story of Soe Hok Gie, a graduate from University of Indonesia who is known as an activist and nature lover. The film is based on a diary Catatan Seorang Demonstran written by Soe himself...

 (dir. Riri Riza
Riri Riza
Riri Riza is an Indonesian film director, film producer and screenwriter.-Education, early career:Riri graduated in 1993 from the Jakarta Arts Institute, where he majored in film directing. His final film project, Sonata Kampung Bata , won third place in the 1994 Oberhausen short film festival...

), based on a biopic of Indonesian activist Soe Hok Gie
Soe Hok Gie
Soe Hok Gie was a Chinese Indonesian activist who opposed the successive dictatorships of Presidents Sukarno and Suharto.- Overview :...

, was also released.

The release of Ayat-ayat Cinta (Verses of Love), directed by Hanung Bramantyo
Hanung Bramantyo
Setiawan Hanung Bramantyo , better known as Hanung Bramantyo, is an Indonesian director known for his films ranging from teen romances to religious dramas....

, attracted one segment of audience like never before in the Indonesian Filming. The melodramatic story did not give new approaches to cinematic storytelling but the crossover between Islam and modern-romance story has succeeded in getting Muslim's around the country to lure the cinemas.

In 2009, Infinite FrameWorks released their first full-length animation movie, Sing to the Dawn ("Meraih Mimpi" in Indonesian). The movie itself is almost Indonesian-made since some of top members are foreigners. However, all artists and dubbers are Indonesian and most of the dubbers are top celebrities (like Gita Gutawa, Surya Saputra, Patton, etc.).

2010s


In 2010-2011, due to the substantial increase in tax applied to foreign films cinemas no longer have access to any foreign films, including prominent films that are highlighted during the years Oscar Winning films. Foreign films include major box offices from western, european and other major film industries of the world. This has caused a massive ripple effect on the country's economy. It would be assumed that this event would increase purchases of pirated DVDs. However, even pirated DVDs now take a much longer time requirement to obtain the demanded foreign films making the standard cost to have access to foreign films a min of 1 million Rupiah. This is equivalent to US$100, as it includes a plane ticket to Singapore.

The Indonesian film market is in the C, D, E classes, and due to this, foreign porn stars such as Sasha Grey
Sasha Grey
Sasha Grey is an American former pornographic actress, who has since turned to mainstream acting, modeling and music....

, Maria Ozawa
Maria Ozawa
, who used the name early in her career, is a former Japanese adult video actress known in Japan as an AV idol.-Early life:Ozawa was born in Hokkaidō, Japan. Her mother is Japanese and her father is Canadian. Since she always attended an international school, she claims that her English reading...

, Sora Aoi
Sora Aoi
is a Japanese AV idol, nude model, and media personality. In addition to being a multiple award winning actress in the AV field, she has also attained mainstream media recognition.- Early life :...

, and Rin Sakuragi have been invited to play a part in movies. Most locally made movies are low-budget horror films and most of them were regarded as unsuccessful, albeit only a few have had sequels.

Film festivals


The major film festival
Film festival
A film festival is an organised, extended presentation of films in one or more movie theaters or screening venues, usually in a single locality. More and more often film festivals show part of their films to the public by adding outdoor movie screenings...

 of Indonesia is the Jakarta International Film Festival
Jakarta International Film Festival
The Jakarta International Film Festival is the major film festival of Indonesia held every December in the capital, Jakarta, since 1999....

 (JiFFest) held every year in December since 1998. The eighth festival began on the December 8, 2006 with Babel
Babel (2006 film)
Babel is a 2006 international drama film directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and written by Guillermo Arriaga, starring an ensemble cast. The multi-narrative drama completes Iñárritu's Death Trilogy, following Amores perros and 21 Grams....

, a film starring Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
William Bradley "Brad" Pitt is an American actor and film producer. Pitt has received two Academy Award nominations and four Golden Globe Award nominations, winning one...

 and Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
Catherine Élise "Cate" Blanchett is an Australian actress. She came to international attention for her role as Elizabeth I of England in the 1998 biopic film Elizabeth, for which she won British Academy of Film and Television Arts and Golden Globe Awards, and earned her first Academy Award...

. The 9th JiFFest was held on December 7–16, 2007.

Jakarta
Jakarta
Jakarta is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. Officially known as the Special Capital Territory of Jakarta, it is located on the northwest coast of Java, has an area of , and a population of 9,580,000. Jakarta is the country's economic, cultural and political centre...

 also hosted film festival's such as the 52nd Asia-Pacific Film Festival(APFF) on November 18–22, 2008

Another event is the Indonesian Film Festival
Indonesian Film Festival
Festival Film Indonesia or known as FFI is an annual film festival organised by Indonesian Film Festival Committee...

 (Festival Film Indonesia/FFI), which has been held intermittently since 1955. From 1973 to 1992, the festival was held annually and then discontinued until it was later revived in 2004. It hosts a competition, which hands out the Citra Award.

Notable films


  • 1926 Loetoeng Kasaroeng
  • 1953 Harimau Tjampa
    Tiger from Tjampa (film)
    Tiger from Tjampa is an Indonesian Black and white drama film released in 1953, produced by PERFINI, written and directed by D. Djayakusuma. Djayakusuma's The Tiger from Tjampa is still highly regarded today in Indonesia as an early portrayal in a fiction film of aspects of a traditional regional...

  • 1977 Badai Pasti Berlalu
    Badai Pasti Berlalu (film)
    Badai Pasti Berlalu is a 1977 Indonesian film based on the novel of the same name by Marga T. It was directed by Teguh Karya and starred Christine Hakim, Roy Marten and Slamet Rahardjo.-Plot:...

  • 1987 Naga Bonar
  • 1987 Kejarlah Daku Kau Kutangkap
  • 1989 Tjoet Nja' Dhien
  • 2001 Petualangan Sherina
    Sherina's Adventure (Petualangan Sherina)
    Petualangan Sherina or Sherina’s Adventure is an Indonesian musical movie for all ages. The scenario was made by Jujur Prananto and was directed by Riri Riza. The music was arranged by Elfa Secioria...

  • 2001 Jelangkung
  • 2001 Whispering Sands
    Whispering Sands
    Whispering Sands is a 2001 film Indonesian drama film directed by Nan Triveni Achnas and starring Christine Hakim and Dian Sastrowardoyo as a mother and her teenage daughter who are refugees making their way across endless sand dunes....

     (Pasir Berbisik)
  • 2001 What's Up with Love?
    What's Up with Love?
    What's Up with Love? is a 2002 Indonesian film directed by Rudy Soedjarwo. The Indonesian title is a play on words, as Cinta is also the name of the main character. As such, the title can be translated as "What's Up with Love?" as well as "What's Up with Cinta?", meaning the person...

     (Ada Apa Dengan Cinta?)
  • 2002 Eliana, Eliana
  • 2003 Arisan!
    Arisan!
    Arisan! is a 2003 Indonesian film that has drawn more than 100,000 viewers. It is the first Indonesian film with a gay theme, and the first Indonesian film to use high-definition color enhancement. It uses a mixture of English, standard Indonesian and Jakartan slang...

  • 2005 Belahan Jiwa
  • 2005 Joni's Promise
    Joni's Promise
    Janji Joni is a 2005 film, a romantic comedy, directed by Joko Anwar starring Nicholas Saputra, Mariana Renata, and Rachel Maryam.-Plot:...

     (Janji Joni)
  • 2005 Gie
    Gie
    Gie is a 2005 Indonesian film directed by Riri Riza. The film tells the story of Soe Hok Gie, a graduate from University of Indonesia who is known as an activist and nature lover. The film is based on a diary Catatan Seorang Demonstran written by Soe himself...

  • 2006 Denias, Senandung di Atas Awan
  • 2006 Jomblo
  • 2006 Love for Share
    Love for Share
    Love for Share is a 2006 Indonesian film directed byNia Di Nata. It was sent to the 79th Academy Awards as Indonesia's official submission for the Best Foreign Language Film, but was not nominated....

     (Berbagi Suami)
  • 2006 Opera Jawa
    Opera Jawa
    Opera Jawa is a 2006 Indonesian-Austrian musical film directed by Garin Nugroho that features traditional Javanese classical music and dance in a setting of opera that is inspired by the "The Abduction of Sita" episode from the Ramayana.The film was commissioned for Peter Sellars' New Crowned Hope...

  • 2007 Nagabonar Jadi 2
    Nagabonar Jadi 2
    Naga Bonar Jadi 2 is 2007 comedy film directed by Deddy Mizwar. It is starring Deddy Mizwar, Tora Sudiro, Lukman Sardi, Darius Sinathrya and Michael Muliardo. It is a sequel to the Indonesian film Nagabonar .-Synopsis:...

     (Naga Bonar 2)
  • 2007 Kala (Dead Time: Kala) (The Secret)
  • 2007 The Photograph
    The Photograph (film)
    The Photograph is an Indonesian feature film directed by Nan Achnas.-Synopsis:Sita is a karaoke bar hostess and a prostitute. When she is beaten up by a group of drunken men, she is saved by Johan. Johan is an old Chinese-Indonesian who is traveling as a photographer. Then Sita offers herself as...

  • 2007 Love is Cinta
    Love is Cinta
    Love is Cinta is a 2007 Indonesian romantic drama film directed by Hanny Saputra and starring Irwansyah, Raffi Ahmad, Acha Septriasa and Nirina Zubir.-Cast:*Raffi Ahmad*Henidar Amroe*Irwansyah*Juwita Maritsa*Tio Pakusodewo*Andhika Pratama...

  • 2007 Quickie Express
    Quickie Express
    Quickie Express is a 2007 Indonesian movie. Directed by Dimas Djayadiningrat, it stars Tora Sudiro, Aming, Sandra Dewi, and Lukman Sardi. It premiered on 22 November 2007 and won Best Film at the Jakarta International Film Festival...

  • 2008 Verses of Love
    Ayat-Ayat Cinta (film)
    Ayat-Ayat Cinta is an Indonesian film by Hanung Bramantyo starring Fedi Nuril, Rianti Cartwright, Carissa Putri, Melanie Putria, and Zaskia Adya Mecca. It is a romantic religious film which is based on best-selling novel with the same title by Habiburrahman El Shirazy...

     (Ayat-Ayat Cinta)
  • 2008 Laskar Pelangi
    Laskar Pelangi (film)
    Laskar Pelangi is a 2008 Indonesian film adapted from the popular same titled novel by Andrea Hirata. The movie follows a group of 10 schoolboys and their two inspirational teachers as they struggle with poverty and develop hopes for the future in Gantong Village on the farming and tin mining...

  • 2009 Pintu Terlarang
  • 2009 Merantau
    Merantau (film)
    Merantau is an Indonesian martial arts film released on August 6, 2009, produced by Merantau Films, directed and written by Gareth H. Evans, and starring Iko Uwais...

  • 2009 Sang Pemimpi
    Sang Pemimpi
    The Dreamer is the second novel in the tetralogy Laskar Pelangi by Andrea Hirata published by Bentang Pusaka in July 2006. In this novel, Hirata explores the relationship of friendship and brotherhood between Ikal and Arai.- Synopsis :...

     (The Dreamer)
  • 2009 Garuda di Dadaku
  • 2010 Macabre
    Macabre (2010 film)
    Macabre, international title for Rumah Dara , in Russia titled Dara and in Singapore Darah, is a 2010 Indonesian horror-slasher film. The film tells about a group of people travelling by car to the airport, when along the road, they meet a beautiful woman named Maya who says she has been robbed...


Actors



Notable actors include:
  • Slamet Rahardjo Djarot
  • Christine Hakim
    Christine Hakim
    Herlina Christine Natalia Hakim , also known by the popular name Christine Hakim, is an Indonesian actress, film producer, and activist. Born to a devout Muslim family of a mixed-race background in Jambi, she grew up in Yogyakarta, aspiring to be an architect or psychologist...

  • Marissa Haque
  • Irwansyah
    Irwansyah
    Irwansyah is an Indonesian actor and singer. Irwansyah released his first solo album, Soliter, in 2008.-Biography:Irwansyah was born in Jakarta on 6 March 1985. He has two younger brothers, Hafiz and Andhika...

  • Deddy Mizwar
    Deddy Mizwar
    Deddy Mizwar is an Indonesian actor film director in Indonesia, born of an Indo father and Betawi mother. He is the Chairman of Indonesia's National Film Council ....

  • Jajang C. Noer
    Jajang C. Noer
    Jajang C. Noer is an Indonesian actress and film producer. She won the best actress award at the Indonesian Film Festival in 1992 for her role in Mer's Lips. She was married to film director Arifin C...

  • Barry Prima
    Barry Prima
    Barry Prima is an Indonesian actor and martial artist who was one of the biggest stars of Indonesian cinema during the 1980s. Of Indo ethnicity, he is the oldest of 4 siblings to a Dutch father and Indonesian mother.-Filmography:*Realita, Cinta dan Rock'n Roll a.k.a. Reality, Love, and Rock'N Roll...

  • Mariana Renata
    Mariana Renata
    Mariana Renata Dantec is an Indonesian actress.Born to a French father Andre Dantec and Indo mother of Javanese-Chinese-Italian descent, Anita Kirana, Mariana modeled on the catwalks of Paris, Jakarta, Singapore, Vietnam before she became one of Indonesia's model for Lux's soap brand.She obtained...

  • Nicholas Saputra
    Nicholas Saputra
    Nicholas Schubring Saputra is an Indonesian actor, model and VJ. Saputra is primarily known for his role in the break-out teen movie Ada Apa dengan Cinta?, as well as his role as the activist Soe Hok Gie in the film Gie. Saputra holds a degree in architecture from the University of Indonesia...

  • Lukman Sardi
  • Dian Sastrowardoyo
    Dian Sastrowardoyo
    Diandra Paramita Sastrowardoyo , more popularly known as Dian Sastro or Dian Sastrowardoyo, is an Indonesian model and actress....

  • Acha Septriasa
    Acha Septriasa
    Jelita Septriasa , better known by her stage name of Acha Septriasa, is an Indonesian actress. She was born in Jakarta, Indonesia.-Biography:...

  • Benyamin S.
    Benyamin Sueb
    Benyamin Sueb was an Indonesian comedian, actor, and singer. He released 46 studio albums and starred in more than 50 films. He received two Citra Awards for Intan Berduri in 1973 and Si Doel Anak Modern in 1975.-Early life:Benyamin was born in Kemayoran, Batavia, on 5 March 1939...

  • Tora Sudiro
    Tora Sudiro
    Tora Sudiro is an Indonesian actor. His popular TV comedy show, Extravaganza, is broadcast by Trans TV. He has also appeared in Indonesian TV dramas such as 2006's Dunia Tanpa Koma...

  • Christian Sugiono
    Christian Sugiono
    Christian Sugiono also known as Tian is an Indonesian actor, journalist, and web designer.Sugiono learned to sing and play bass guitar for his appearance in the 2006 film Dunia Mereka. He was honored for his work on this film with a nomination as Best Actor in the Bandung Film Festival Awards...

  • Suzzanna
    Suzzanna
    Suzanna Martha Frederika van Osch was an Indonesian actress of Indo-European descent...

  • Nirina Zubir
    Nirina Zubir
    Nirina Zubir is a popular MTV Movie Award winning Indonesian actress in modern Indonesian cinemaradio DJ and MTV VJ, appearing on television as a presenter, starring in commercials, acting the part of various characters and even showing up as an impromptu singer.- Early life :So Nirina, who...


Directors



Notable film directors include:
  • D. Djayakusuma
  • Arifin C. Noer
    Arifin C. Noer
    Arifin Chairin Noer, commonly known as Arifin C. Noer is an Indonesian poet, theater director and highly successful film producer. Arifin C...

  • Arizal
    Arizal (Indonesia)
    Arizal was born in Airmolek, Indragiri, Riau on January 11, 1943. His parents, Ibrahim Sidi Mangkuto and Matayam bt M. Yasin were Minangkabau descent. He is prominent Indonesian film director. He studied at Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia....

  • Asrul Sani
    Asrul Sani
    Asrul Sani was born in Rao, Pasaman, West Sumatra on June 10th, 1926 and died on January 11 2004. He was a prominent Indonesian film producer and reporter. In 1946, along with Chairil Anwar and Rivai Apin, he founded "gelanggang seniman". He was editor of magazines such as Pujangga Baru, Gema,...

  • Chaerul Umam
  • Djamaluddin Malik
    Djamaluddin Malik
    Djamaluddin Malik was a prominent Indonesian film producer, politician, entrepreneur. He founded the Jakarta Indonesian company Persari Film.-Personal life:...

  • Eros Djarot
    Eros Djarot
    Eros Djarot is an Indonesian songwriter, director and politician. Beginning his music career with the soundtrack of Kawin Lari in 1976, Djarot became famous with the success of Badai Pasti Berlalu and its soundtrack album...

  • Garin Nugroho
    Garin Nugroho
    Garin Nugroho Riyanto , better known as Garin Nugroho, is an award-winning Indonesian film director.-Biography:Nugroho was born in Yogyakarta, Special Region of Yogyakarta on 6 June 1961. He was the fourth child of postal workers Soetjipto Amin and Mariah, who eventually had seven children...

  • Hanung Bramantyo
    Hanung Bramantyo
    Setiawan Hanung Bramantyo , better known as Hanung Bramantyo, is an Indonesian director known for his films ranging from teen romances to religious dramas....

  • Joko Anwar
    Joko Anwar
    -Early life:Joko Anwar was born in 3 January 1976 in a poor kampong in Medan, North Sumatera where he grew up watching kung fu movies and horror films. He had also written and directed plays as a student. He went to Institut Teknologi Bandung to study Aerospace Engineering because his family could...

  • Mira Lesmana
  • Nan T. Achnas
  • Nia Dinata
    Nia Dinata
    Nurkurniati Aisyah Dewi , better known as Nia Dinata, is an award-winning Indonesian film director...

  • Riri Riza
    Riri Riza
    Riri Riza is an Indonesian film director, film producer and screenwriter.-Education, early career:Riri graduated in 1993 from the Jakarta Arts Institute, where he majored in film directing. His final film project, Sonata Kampung Bata , won third place in the 1994 Oberhausen short film festival...

  • Rudy Soedjarwo
    Rudy Soedjarwo
    Rudianto Soedjarwo is an Indonesian film director. He became popular after directed a teens movie What's Up with Love? .-Filmography:* Falling Star * Tragedy...

  • Teguh Karya
    Teguh Karya
    Teguh Karya was an Indonesian film director. Starting his entertainment career in theatre, he made his directorial debut with the 1968 children's film Jenderal Kancil, with his first adult oriented film, Wajah Laki-Laki, released three years later...

  • Usmar Ismail
    Usmar Ismail
    Usmar Ismail was a prominent Indonesian film director. He was a Minangkabau descent. He was widely regarded as the native Indonesian pioneer of the Cinema of Indonesia although films made by the Dutch dated back to around 1926....


Movie theaters


The largest movie theater
Movie theater
A movie theater, cinema, movie house, picture theater, film theater is a venue, usually a building, for viewing motion pictures ....

 chain in Indonesia is 21 Cineplex
21 Cineplex
21 Cineplex is the largest movie theater chain in Indonesia. It serves 29 cities in Indonesia.Along with the demands of the times, 21 Cineplex Group has conducted a number of improvements and innovations, among which are to form a network movie theater into 3 separate brands, namely Cinema 21,...

, which has cinemas spread throughout twenty-four cities on the islands of Sumatra
Sumatra
Sumatra is an island in western Indonesia, westernmost of the Sunda Islands. It is the largest island entirely in Indonesia , and the sixth largest island in the world at 473,481 km2 with a population of 50,365,538...

, Java
Java
Java is an island of Indonesia. With a population of 135 million , it is the world's most populous island, and one of the most densely populated regions in the world. It is home to 60% of Indonesia's population. The Indonesian capital city, Jakarta, is in west Java...

, Kalimantan
Kalimantan
In English, the term Kalimantan refers to the Indonesian portion of the island of Borneo, while in Indonesian, the term "Kalimantan" refers to the whole island of Borneo....

, Bali
Bali
Bali is an Indonesian island located in the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands, lying between Java to the west and Lombok to the east...

 and Sulawesi
Sulawesi
Sulawesi is one of the four larger Sunda Islands of Indonesia and is situated between Borneo and the Maluku Islands. In Indonesia, only Sumatra, Borneo, and Papua are larger in territory, and only Java and Sumatra have larger Indonesian populations.- Etymology :The Portuguese were the first to...

. However, many smaller independent cinemas also exist. Another movie theater chain is the recently-opened Blitzmegaplex
Blitzmegaplex
Blitz Megaplex is a chain of movie theaters in Indonesia. As of mid-2011, it has 7 locations with a total of 66 screens – with more locations in development.- History :...

, which opened its first location in 2006 and have continued to expand each year, operating 7 locations as of mid-2011. Their flagship cineplex, the Blitz Megaplex Grand Indonesia
Grand Indonesia
Grand Indonesia is a mixed-use complex including a shopping mall and the Hotel Indonesia covering an area of about , located on the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in Jakarta in Indonesia.-History:...

 in Jakarta, is dubbed Indonesia's largest cineplex by the MURI (Indonesian Record Museum)
Indonesian Record Museum
Indonesia Record Museum is a museum located in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia. A collection of Indonesian records is presented in this museum. Created on January 27, 1990 by Jaya Suprana, this museum contains about 1200 records through July 2005....

.

See also

  • Cinema of the world
  • Festival Film Indonesia
  • Culture of Indonesia
    Culture of Indonesia
    Indonesian culture has been shaped by long interaction between original indigenous customs and multiple foreign influences. Indonesia is central along ancient trading routes between the Far East and the Middle East, resulting in many cultural practices being strongly influenced by a multitude of...

  • Media of Indonesia
    Media of Indonesia
    The media of Indonesia consist of several different types of communications media: television, radio, cinema, newspapers, magazines, and Internet-based Web sites.-History:...


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