Lokakarya Pengelolaan Komunitas Pemutaran oleh Kolektif

Workshop on Screening Community Management by Kolektif

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Distribusi adalah jalur yang menghubungkan film dengan penonton. Distribusi juga membuka jalur bagi sineas menghadirkan film, sekaligus memberikan kesempatan penonton mendapat pilihan tontonan. Tahap selanjutnya adalah upaya memunculkan ruang diskusi yang membuahkan wacana, dalam konteks sosial, lewat film. Untuk itu dibutuhkan jaringan eksibitor, salah satunya lewat komunitas film. Komunitas film berperan sentral dalam aktifitas pemutaran yang melibatkan diskusi dan partisipasi (elemen) lokal.

Luasnya jangkauan dan minimnya aktifitas distribusi menuntut komunitas untuk bergerilya agar dapat bertahan untuk jangka waktu yang panjang. Bagaimana menyusun program dan mengadakan diskusi secara rutin? Bagaimana menjangkau sineas dan meyakinkan filmmnya untuk diputar? Bagaimana cara menghidupi komunitas? Bagaimana komunitas pemutaran menyiasati modal untuk peralatan dan melakukan promosi? Bagaimana saat sepi penonton?

Kegiatan pemutaran tidak berhenti karena keterbatasan. Pengelolaan komunitas pemutaran bisa dipelajari, direncanakan dan disiasati. Kolektif merupakan distributor yang fokus pada kegiatan distribusi film dan juga pemutaran berbasis komunitas.  Lewat lokakarya pengelolaan komunitas, diharapkan jaringan pemutaran semakin meluas, membuka potensi ruang-ruang diskusi, dan menjaga keberlangsungan kegiatan pemutaran film di komunitas.

Distribution is the channel to bridge a film to audiences. It also opens a room for cineastes to present their films, as well as provides audiences with access to film choices. Through this channel, it is also necessary to create a room for discussion which generates discourses, especially on social context.  Film community, as a part of exhibitor network, is needed to do all those things. Film community plays central role in the activity of screening which involves discussion and participation from local elements.

The wide area and the minimum activities of distribution force film communities to apply guerrilla strategy to survive in the long term. How to arrange programs and hold routine discussion? How to reach cineastes and convince them to screen their films? How to financially preserve a film community? What strategies are needed to provide equipment and do promotion? How to tackle a situation where a community has few audiences in its screening?

Screening activities must not stop despite of constraints. The management of screening community could be learned, planned, and faced strategically. Kolektif is a distributor which focuses on the activity of film distribution and community-based screening. Through the workshop on community management, hopefully the screening network expands, potential discussion rooms open, and the continuity of screening activities in the community can be preserved.

Speakers:

Gayatri Nadya

Berawal dari menjadi relawan di beberapa festival film di Jakarta dan kemudian menimba ilmu di rumah produksi film. Aktif di media online film selama hampir empat tahun dan ikut dalam penyelenggaraan Jakarta International Film Festival. Kini bertanggung jawab di Kolektif sebagai manajer program.

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Used to be volunteers in film festivals in Jakarta and learned about films in production houses. Active in film online media for almost four years and participated in the organizing of Jakarta International Film Festival. Now, a program manager in Kolektif.