Cheryl Halpern Wins Best Film
The Festival Celebration of International Film and Competition (IFCOM) rejoiced by the kings and sultans of Nusantara. The Awards Night was opened by King Sri Anglung Prabu Punta Djajanagara Cakrabuana Girinata and attended by Queen Kanjeng Ratu Dinar Retno Djenoli from Keraton Amarta Bumi, Anak Agung Ngurah Agung B. Erawan from Puri Karambitan, Bali, Haji Andi Abdul Rauf Maro Daeng Marewa and Queen Fatma Irwan from Tallo Sultanate, Makassar, Teuku Marini and Dr. Yudi Relawanto, SH. MBA. from the Kingdom of Tamiane, Aceh, Ir. KPH Randi Indra Syahdan and Kompol Puti Elda from Indrapura Sultanate, West Sumatera, Petuanan Queen Tanah Rata Koko Imeko from West Papua, Drs. Haji A. Mahyuddin AM, MM from Selayar Kingdom, Anak Agung Ngurah Panji Astika from Puri Anom, Anak Agung Harimbawa, I Gusti Ayu Rai, Anak Agung Dharma Nuraga Son from Puri Pemecutan, Jero Penyarikan Artawan and Jero Penyarikan Martini from Pura Ulandanu and others. The event was enlivened with various regional dances with a strong message of diversity and peace.
Four films were nominated for Best Film this year.
Juries of the Festival chose WishMakers directed by Cheryl Halpern (USA) as the Best Film of IFCOM 2017.
The festival is supported by The Royal Society of Nusantara Kingdoms (Madukara), People's Creative Council (DKR), World Film Council, Film Festivals Alliance, i-Hebat International Volunteers, and Radio Republic of Indonesia (RRI) as the media partner.
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