The start of 2023 saw our Bali studio Operational Manager Anintyas Wening and Recruitment Manager Rezha Widias embark on a Brown Bag Films Roadshow across Jakarta, Indonesia, making pit stops at six college campuses. The duo were kicking off a collaboration between Brown Bag Films Bali and these third level institutions, with the aim of giving the students an opportunity to learn firsthand from industry experts, gain practical experience, and develop the skills necessary to thrive in a studio environment. The animation industry is currently thriving in Indonesia, producing new talent each year. However as industry expectation can sometimes differ significantly from the academic perspective, to help bridge this gap, Brown Bag Films Bali has been busy orchestrating a comprehensive roadshow, reaching out to schools offering animation programs, to share insights with prospective alumni about the promising careers awaiting them.
They recently continued their roadshow adventure, and have added another seven colleges to their epic tour! The focus of the recent roadshow was on the provinces of Yogyakarta and Central Java, with three key cities as primary destinations: Semarang and Kudus in Central Java Province, and Yogyakarta City in the Yogyakarta Province. In both of these provinces, there is a noticeable proliferation of animation schools and studios, showcasing a dynamic and continually expanding creative landscape.
The roadshow agenda included presentations from Anin and Rezha on career prospects in the 3D animation industry, Q&A sessions, school hiring initiatives, and the establishment of collaborative partnerships with relevant educational institutions. The journey began in Semarang, where the initial stops were two vocational high schools, SMKN 4 Semarang and SMKN 11 Semarang. Proceeding to the city of Kudus, the roadshow visited SMK Raden Umar Said, followed by a venture to Yogyakarta City, where the roadshow engaged with two vocational high schools, SMKN 3 Kasihan, and SMKN 5 Yogyakarta; and two campuses Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI) Yogyakarta (the Indonesian Institute of the Arts) and the Sekolah Tinggi Multi Media MMTC.
The enthusiasm surrounding the roadshow has been palpable, with an overwhelming response from participants. Students have been eager to learn more about careers and opportunities in the animation industry and what the future of working in animation looks like.
Our team are super excited by the talent that is being cultivated across Indonesia and we are looking forward to engage even more institutes in 2024 so watch this space!