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1NEWS – President Jokowi said the government would provide assistance in the form of incentives for the country’s film industry.

This he revealed when he met with the 2021 Indonesian Film Festival Committee (FFI) at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, on Monday, September 6, 2021.

“Providing assistance or incentives to invest in production in the Indonesian film productivity scheme is facing this challenging era,” said the Chairman of the FFI Committee for Judging Sector, Garin Nugroho, in his statement after the meeting.

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According to Garin, the government has given this incentive so that the Indonesian film industry can remain productive despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, President Jokowi emphasized two things, namely discipline in implementing health protocols and productivity.

“These two things are the President’s emphasis. If both community discipline and productivity go hand in hand, then this post-pandemic revival will go well,” said Garin.

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In addition, during the meeting, the FFI Committee also extended an invitation to President Jokowi to attend the FFI award night which will be held on November 10, 2021. President Jokowi also expressed his support for the activity.

“Sending an invitation to the President and his support for the 2021 Indonesian Film Festival because this is also related to support for the re-growth of the film industry in the midst of highly adaptive capabilities to today’s conditions,” said Reza Rahadian, as Chairman of the FFI Committee.

FFI hopes that President Jokowi’s presence on the peak night of the 2021 FFI award will increase the optimism of Indonesian filmmakers to continue to advance and grow even in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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