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Kids Cosplay Contest of Baros International Animation Festival 2017
Baros International Animation Festival is an animation festival held in Baros, Cimahi, West java, Indonesia. This festival which accommodates all film genres was started in 2009 after Cimahi Creative Association (CCA) was founded. It also proves how local government put so much attention on Indonesian animation development. In 2017, the festival was held in Cimahi Technopark during 6-8 October 2017.
On this year event, MSV Pictures was invited as guest and jury (from the IP Creator) for Kids Cosplay Contest as well, which was the first kids cosplay in Indonesia. Aryanto Yuniawan, the director of Battle of Surabaya was one of the juries. On this contest, participants should imitate a character’s style and look. The characters contested for the event were Indonesian animation characters from MSV Pictures, MNC Animation, MD Animation, Belantara Studio, dan Ayena Studio. Characters originated from Battle of Surabaya which were Musa, Yumna and Danu were contested along with other characters such as Adit and Sopo Jarwo. Yumna was the most interesting character since the most contestants played as her.
The objectives of Kids Cosplay Contest is to give opportunity for Indonesian children to show their potential of acting skill based on their favorite characters, to improve their confidence and to encourage them not to afraid of trying to get something they want. The crystal-clear goal of this event is to teach them to love Indonesian animation more. Through this event, parents and children can work together in collaboration as well.
On the first day of the event, which was the opening ceremony, the original soundtrack of Battle of Surabaya was beautifully sung by a local singer. It was an honor and appreciation for Indonesian first animation movie that had already gained so many international awards.