Research, Technology, and Higher Education Minister, Muhammad Nasir, had the opportunity to see a film made by UGM lecturers and students titled Tengkorak when visitng UGM on Thursday (1/2).
After seeing the film that was nominated for Best Film in Cinequest 2018, he appreciated all members of the film team.
“I would like to extend my highest appreciation to the success of the film. I have always been interested in seeing innovation from students of vocational schools in Indonesia,” he said.
He said the film had shown how vocational education could produce an ouput, which was competent graduates and innovative products. Amidst technology disruption, this type of breakthrough became a necessary thing to do to make Indonesia recognised.
He praised the UGM for the efforts to develop vocational education that proved to have good quality. He hoped in the future practical projects in this education to be increased by involving practitioners up to 50% of all lecturers.
Tengkorak was produced 4 years ago by lecturers from UGM Vocational School, Yusron Fuadi, and his students, but eventually it involved other lecturers and the Rector. It made its premiere in the Special Gala The 12th Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival in December 2017.
In March the film will make the world premiere in the Cinequest Film & VR Festival 2018 in California, U.S, to compete for Best Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror Feature Award in the international festival.
“This film is 100% produced by UGM students and lecturers, and will be the only Indonesian representative at the Cinequest. Thank you to all your support, hopefully, the film can be accepted by the Indonesian market as well,” said Dean of Vocational School , Wikan Sakarinto.