LOCK – Full Circle Lab Indonesia is a capacity-building program aimed at supporting Indonesian filmmakers, and their projects of films. LOCK stands for ‘Laboratorium Olah Cerita dan Kisah’. The 1st edition of the Lab took place in Jakarta in August 2019. After a too-long break notably due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are most excited to announce the 2nd edition of LOCK – Full Circle Lab Indonesia to take place in Jakarta in September 2023.
This Lab primarily consists of an incubator for fiction projects in development – both for features & shorts, together with a series of lectures run by the mentors.
Participants & Projects
The second edition of LOCK x Full Circle Lab Indonesia kicks off on September 18th and will run until the 24th in Jakarta coming back stronger after its first edition in 2019. Twenty-seven promising emerging film talents with short films and first feature film projects benefit from the lab.
An open call for applications was announced on July 19th, resulting in a substantial number of submissions received across the islands of Java, Sulawesi, and Kepulauan Nusa Tenggara including Bali. Six short films and five debut feature film projects are officially selected to take part in the lab sessions.
The selected projects showcase a diverse lineup of genres and experiences. While a majority consists of shorts and debut features, the lab welcomes the participation of both emerging and seasoned directors and producers. The spectrum of genres is diverse, spanning from dramas to comedic narratives, suspense, and fantasy.
Feature Film Projects
1. A CURSED WOMAN
Director: Najam Yardo
Scriptwriter: Intan Nadya Maulida
Producer: Yuh Rohana Meliala
2. CHILL OUT, GIRL!
Director / Scriptwriter: Din Damar
Producer / Scriptwriter: Ellen Xie
Animation, Drama, Comedy
Director: Manuel Alberto Maia
Scriptwriter: Ifan Ismail
Producer: Damar Ardi
4. SALTY BREEZE OF THE NORTHERN SEA
Director / Scriptwriter: Sinung Winahyoko
Producer: John Badalu
5. WHEN THE GIRLS GO MARCHING IN
Director / Scriptwriter: Anggita Puri
Scriptwriter: Melarissa Sjarief
Producer: Florence Giovani
Drama, Coming of Age
Short Film Projects
1. ANOTHER DAY OF SOMETHING UNUSUAL
Director / Scriptwriter: Sesarini
Director: Ali Azca
Producer: Dewangkoro Rinugroho
2. HOLY DAYS OF LAND AND ALL THAT REMAINS
Director / Scriptwriter: Rachmat H. Mustamin
Producer: Whisnu Yonar
3. THE MOST HANDSOME FISH ON EARTH
Director: Netanya Yemima
Producer / Scriptwriter: Bela Nabila
4. TINAH BUYS CIGARETTES
Director / Scriptwriter / Producer: Gugun Arief
Producer: Paundra Wibatsu
Action, Black Comedy
5. UNEXPECTED DAY
Director / Scriptwriter: Sarah Adilah
Producer: Tazia Teresa Darryanto
6. WEDDING CEREMONY
Director: Erlangga Radhikza
Scriptwriter: Sofia Lo
Producers: Tazia Teresa Darryanto, Fanni Mardhotillah
LOCK – Full Circle Lab Indonesia is led by Meiske Taurisia & Lisabona Rahman on behalf of Yayasan Cipta Citra Indonesia, and by Matthieu Darras on behalf of Tatino Films.
The mentors include the producers Iza Igel (Poland) and James Hewison (Australia) consulting the projects of the Development Lab; the scriptwriter & script consultants Antoine Waked (Lebanon), Mmabatho Kau (South Africa), and Wim Vanakcer (Belgium) and Tatino Films Director and CEO, Matthieu Darras also consulting the Development Lab projects.
LOCK – Full Circle Lab Indonesia in an initiative of Yayasan Cipta Citra Indonesia and Tatino Films, with the support of the Directorate of Film, Music, and Media, Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia.