BANDUNG- Indonesia won in all categories in the 5-Min Video Challenge regional competition that took place in Singapore through two short videos titled "Chick-Chick" and "Sowan". Previously these two videos were selected to win the domestic competition of "Telkomsel 5-Min Video Challenge: Season 2" and represent Indonesia in regional competition to compete with other domestic winning videos from Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Australia and Gabon.
Telkomsel's Marketing Director Alistair Johnston says "Chick-Chick" directed by Kevin Anderson has become the jury's first choice and rewarded with a $ 30,000 Grand Winner award and a Sony A7sii camera.
In addition, this video also runner-up People's Choice Award with prizes of 2,000 US Dollars, and won Sony's Emerging Talent Award which awarded Sony A7sii camera. While "Sowan" which is made by Destian Rendra managed to come out as Runner Up this competition, and it is entitled to receive prize of 15,000 US Dollar and Sony a6500 camera. In addition, the video that received the most public voting is also out to become the first champion in the People's Choice Award with prize of 3,000 US Dollars.
"We congratulate the two winners, and we also want to thank the people of Indonesia who have great enthusiasm to participate in supporting the two videos so that eventually they become two favorite video on the regional level," said Alistair in his official statement in Bandung on Thursday (11/23/2017)
The success of Indonesia as the second major winner in this competition shows that Indonesian young people have great talent in film world with quality work and able to excel in regional competition. This year also became very special because the Indonesian contingent can wipe the entire category.
This year the jury "The 5-Min Video Challenge" is Aaron Lea (Australia), Serge Abessolo (Gabon), Joko Anwar (Indonesia), Quark Henares (Philippines), Eric Khoo (Singapore), and Thitipong Kerdtongtawee (Thailand). The big names in the world of cinema, TV and video content eventually agreed to choose "Chick-chick" and "Sowan" as the best to outperform the 10 other participants.
Alistair also revealed that Telkomsel's participation in this short video competition is in line with Telkomsel's consistent commitment to support young Indonesians to continue to hone their potential, and to display the work produced, especially in the form of video.
"This is in line with the adopted digital lifestyle of the community, where video content is more in demand and enjoyed through mobile platforms," says Alistair.
Meanwhile, one of jury "The 5-Min Video Challenge" Eric Choo encourages filmmakers to continue working and find new ways to tell a story, even by using their smart phone.
"We are amazed at the huge increase in short video quality that participated in this year. The work of the winners managed to touch us, and we look forward to working with some of these talented filmmakers, "he concluded.
The 5-Min Video Challenge is a regional video competition that begins in 2016 and it is the result of a collaboration of Singtel Group's Singtel (Singapore), Optus (Australia), AIS (Thailand), Airtel (India and Africa), Globe (Philippines), and Telkomsel (Indonesia). The competition is open to all filmmakers, both experienced in the film industry as well as beginners and lay people who feel challenged to create quality content that can arouse the attention of the public. (MAT)