SHARING THE TALENTS OF THE US FILM INDUSTRY IN INDONESIA
BLUEPLANET VR’s founder Eric Hanson had the honor to be selected to represent the US film industry and teach master classes in the American Film Showcase (AFS), a program managed by the USC School of Cinematic Arts in partnership with the US Department of State.
With the objective of sharing the rich talent in the American film industry with the rest of the world, the American Film Showcase is providing talks, screenings, lectures and workshops for emerging film industries.
Eric Hanson was invited to tour and visit twelve studios and film schools across Indonesia, lecturing master classes on animation, visual effects, and virtual reality.
A highlight of the trip was a special opportunity to document and capture in photogrammetry the Borobudur and Prambanan temples.
ABOUT THE AFS – AMERICAN FILM SHOWCASE
The American Film Showcase (AFS) brings award-winning contemporary American documentaries, independent fiction
films, and documentary know-how to audiences around the world, offering a view of American society and culture.
Funded by the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and produced by the University of
Southern California School of Cinematic Arts (SCA), the film showcase highlights the value of film as an cultural diplomacy, fostering understanding and cooperation,
dialogue and debate.
The American Film Showcase Project partners with 35-40 selected US embassies and consulates per year that organizes events, screenings, Q&As, and discussions.
AFS elects, invites and sends American filmmakers, film and media experts on a 7-10 day international cultural diplomacy
program made up of screenings, masterclasses, workshops, meetings and press engagements around the world.