An Indonesian cartoon for children has become the subject of a controversy related to Islamic radicalism ahead of the show's movie debut.
Film & Television
January 13, 2021
October 28, 2020
Alya Nurbaiti, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo inaugurated a new station of state-owned television provider TVRI in West Papua on Wednesday, coinciding with the commemoration o
September 17, 2020
Muhammad Beni Saputra – In August, RCTI and iNews TV – two television stations owned by Indonesia's most influential media oligarch and Perindo Party Chairman Hary Tanoesoedibjo – filed
August 28, 2020
Budi Irawanto – The short film Tilik (Ladies on Top), directed by young filmmaker Wahyu Agung Prasetya, has become a social media sensation in Indonesia.
August 18, 2020
Ivany Atina Arbi, Jakarta – Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Minister Tjahjo Kumolo has sparked public outrage after sharing links of Indonesian movies, which were illegally uploa
August 17, 2020
David Hanan – The evolution of the Indonesian film industry is marked not only by its economic development, but more importantly by the contribution of the country's best filmmakers.
May 12, 2020
Ramadani Saputra, Jakarta – A group of sportscasters working for state-owned TV broadcaster TVRI is demanding up to seven months in back salaries, claiming they haven't been paid since
February 12, 2020
Diana Mariska, Jakarta – The Australian Embassy is bringing back its annual film festival to six cities across Indonesia.
January 31, 2020
Jakarta – The chaos at Republic of Indonesia Television (TVRI) seems to be never-ending.
January 27, 2020
Asni Ovier, Jakarta – Indonesian film "Lima" has been invited to the 16th Kazan International Muslim Film Festival in the Russian Federation state of Tatarstan scheduled for September.
January 25, 2020
James Massola and Karuni Rompies, Jakarta – The streaming company doesn't want to talk about it. The head of the fatwa board denies it.
January 23, 2020
Jakarta – The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) has said that it is ready to issue a fatwa against popular streaming service Netflix should the platform be reported and found to have host
January 22, 2020
Jakarta – The supervisory board of public television broadcaster TVRI has criticized its former president director, Helmy Yahya, who was fired from his position after purchasing the ri
January 14, 2020
Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – New film "Anak Garuda," or "Children of Garuda," produced by the Selamat Pagi Indonesia School in Batu, East Java, has transformed the heartbreaking stories of yo
An online campaign aiming to sway public opinion against Netflix in Indonesia has not yielded its desired outcome, as netizens in the country defended the streaming giant in numbers ag
January 10, 2020
Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – New documentary film "Nyanyian Akar Rumput," or "Song of the Grassroots," attempts to bring public attention back to the still-unsolved disappearance of poet and
January 7, 2020
Does anyone think that a single country can enforce protectionist policies against the global behemoth that is Netflix?
December 20, 2019
Vela Andapita, Jakarta – A new Portuguese-language Netflix comedy "The First Temptation of Christ" has made world headlines after sparking controversy and anger for depicting Jesus Chr
November 26, 2019
Budiarti Utami Putri, Bogor – Communication and Informatics Ministry (Kominfo) planned to strengthen the authority of the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI).
November 22, 2019
Dias Prasongko, Jakarta – The House of Representatives' (DPR) Information Commission asked public broadcasters, RRI and TVRI, to serve as the government's public relations.
November 19, 2019
Jakarta – Islamic boarding schools in Indonesia, or pesantren, have an image problem.
September 18, 2019
Indonesia has selected the controversial coming-of-age drama Memories of My Body as its submission for the international feature film category at the 2020 Oscars.
September 16, 2019
Children's cartoon Spongebob Squarepants has fallen afoul of Indonesia's broadcasting watchdog. Again.
August 9, 2019
Mikael Johani – The wait is, finally, almost over.
June 27, 2019
Ferry Noviandi, Ismail – Falcon Picture is again producing a film based on a story taken from a novel by Indonesia foremost author Pramoedya Ananta Toer.