Viddsee announced a content partnership with Vidio, the online streaming platform owned by Indonesia-based Surya Citra Media. Under this partnership, Viddsee will have a channel on Vidio featuring premium short films from Indonesia and Singapore that include dramas, comedies, sci-fi, animation, romance, and more.

The short films provided by Viddsee will be made available for free to all of its Indonesian users, with the initial slate of films comprising comedies, family dramas, sci-fi, animation, romance, and family dramas to be screened over the course of the first eight weeks.

Among the notable films included in the initial launch is Dewi Goes Home by Candra Aditya, a drama that was screened at the Singapore International Film Festival 2017 and won Best Film at the Psychology Film Festival; Made in Bali by Michael Pohorly, which won Winner Director’s Guild of Canada Short Film of the Year, 2015; and Rock N’ Roll by Wisnu Surya Pratama, which won Best Cinematography at the Ganesha Film Festival 2016.

Still from ‘Made in Bali’. Courtesy of Viddsee.

The list of short films also includes several Viddsee Original productions including the romantic comedy Oldies Buddies by Rein Maychaelson, who was named the Rising Filmmaker at Popcon Asia 2018. It also includes Viddsee’s anthology series Scene City, with films such as Cash Only by Michael Tay, which was an official selection of festivals around the world, including FILMETS Badalona Film Festival and CineKasimanwa: Western Visayas Film Festival.

The films will also be promoted through Surya Citra Media’s other media platforms such as Liputan 6, which will spotlight featured short films, interviews, and feature stories to their readers.

Eva S. Kurnia, VP Content Vidio said, “This partnership with Viddsee allows us to diversify our content offerings to our subscriber base, who have shown a growing demand for short-form content, as well as local stories that are entertaining and relatable. It also presents us with a way to show our support for independent Indonesian filmmakers, who are a vital community of the local filmmaking industry.”

Derek Tan of Viddsee added: “Our partnership with Vidio marks a significant step for us and Indonesian filmmakers, whose films are now available to be watched by the over 50 million users on Vidio’s platform. We’re delighted to play a role in expanding Vidio’s offering of premium short films from local storytellers, and we hope they will continue to drive a further demand and appreciation for quality, local stories.”