Opening borders FFI 2011
Susya (Palestine, Israel) and Indonesiaku Bank Limit (Indonesia) be the opening film at the Documentary Film Festival (FFD) to 10 in Societet, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, December 5, 2011. The two films about the border FFD considered to represent this year’s theme: ” history “, with calls Historia docet! and the tagline “Recording remaining, look for hidden, found the wisdom of the universe”.
“Two films have been selected because of its proximity to the theme equally on the border. Based on all the movies we watch, we discussed, these two films are chosen,” said Franciscus Apriwan, Festival Coordinator. The event was attended by about 300 people was also opened with a welcome Jonathan Yendall of the Canadian Embassy, a symbolic handover of kites, as well as acoustic music performances.
Iwan, a call from Franciscus Apriwan, explained that the theme of the “History” is a reminder that the implementation of FFD has reached a decade. “So, to see our way, is the extent of what, anyway? Or perhaps just silent on the spot.” As for Adhi Suryo Wibowo, who helped Iwan as coordinator of the festival, FFD which is one of the routine activities of the Community Documentary, also play a role in inviting young people to work simultaneously popularizing documentaries documentary that is considered boring. “Every year young people who come in quite a lot. We try not within them, by not lowering the quality of the film, but look for a title or theme that is still close to their lives.” Starting from 2007 also held a Master Class program so that there is an opportunity to learn and share knowledge and experience about making a documentary.
This year there are 14 documentaries selected as competition finalists FFD of 49 works from various cities in Indonesia. Is It You, Weeds are Worth the order, I Feel, and Pangkeng students competed in the documentary category; Animate hill, Back tattooed Mentawai, Ten Days for Five Centuries, No Place Like Home, and Indonesiaku Bank Limit compete in the short documentary category; and Walk Together, Rock Together, Rangkas Tales, and Life for Dead compete at length documentary category. These films will be judged respectively by the three judges consisting of academics, filmmakers, and researchers sosial.Pada 12 November 2011 last, Film Independent watch t.v series .net Community Foundation Indonesia (YMMFI) released a statement that the Jakarta International Film Festival (JIFFest) held void in his 13th year of this. As is known, JIFFest has become an important international event agenda for the Indonesian film industry. By arranging delivery program quality films from both inside and outside the country (particularly alternative films), JIFFest managed to give the expansion of an appreciation of the film. Cancellation is due to the cessation of grants from foreign donors which have become a major component of funding the festival. Last year JIFFest could raise funds and support from the public through the campaign Save JIFFest. On November 28, 2011, editorial FI interviewed Then Roisamri in Film Building, Jakarta, in the middle of busy life as the first Vice Chairman of the Indonesian Film Festival 2011. The JIFFest director tells about the cancellation of the event, funding, as well as government and public support.
In addition, there are 36 documentary films more from abroad are divided into three programs: Perspectives, SEA Doc (which this year focuses on the state of Thailand), Spectrum, and playback Special (Metamorfoblus, Batik Our Love Story, and A Grin Without A Cat ). FFD which includes film screenings, discussions, seminars, and presentations will take place until December 10, 2011 (the conferment night) in Societet, Seminar Room, the amphitheater Taman Budaya Yogyakarta and Indonesia Institute of France (LIP) Yogyakarta. Schedule and complete information can be found on the official web site of the Documentary Film Festival in 2011.
Opening borders FFI 2011