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Ryan, Best Film in IFFADAT 2015

(Jakarta, 06/15) Losing someone we love because of death leaves a trench of sorrow, and what remain are the living memories that never die. The overall winner film in the International Film Festival for Family, Public Service, Against Drug Abuse & Trafficking (IFFADAT), Ryan directed by Holly Dorff Long from the United States, portrays a sister�s love for his belated brother. The film, which was screened at the Cannes Short Corner May 2015, spans the innocence of a childhood growing up high in the Los Angeles hills until the tragic incident in relates to drug addiction took place.


IFFADAT�s mission is to raise local and international awareness towards issues relating to family, public service, drug abuse and trafficking, and to help the United Nation promote its humanitarian goals.


The Awards Day of the festival is held in the grand Auditorium of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, and inaugurated by the Indonesian Minister of Youth and Sports himself. The gala ceremony is attended by more than 50 international filmmakers from all over the world.


On this year event, the organizer of the festival, Dewan Kreatif Rakyat (DKR/the Indonesian Council of Creative People) proudly work together with the Indonesian Ministry of Youth and Sports to conduct the festival events. The collaboration is also supported by the Russian Culture Center in Jakarta and the World Film Council. The fruitful results of this collaboration are a series of international workshops, press conferences, film screenings, and grandeur ceremonies; all aimed to the benefit of Indonesian talented and enthusiastic young generations, especially the filmmakers, promote Indonesian culture and tradition, as well as to maintain good relationship between Indonesian and other countries. (FR/Ln)


Ryan, directed by Holly Dorff Long


I Loved You So Much, directed by Orhan Tekeoglu - International feature film

Reset, directed by Arun K. Vir - International short film

Ryan, directed by Holly Dorff Long - International short film
The 13th Step, directed by Monica Richardson - Documentary feature


Becky's Journey, directed by Sine Plambech - Documentary short

Bounce, directed by Rory Lowe, DC Barclay - International short film

First Do No Harm, directed by Mark Cochran - International short film

Fragmentation (Traffic), directed by Eric Beltran - International short film
Summer's End, directed by Stefanie Klemm - International short film
Trafficked, directed by Sara Pang - Documentary short

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