WHO WE ARE
First established in 2006, the Indonesian Film Festival (IFF) is the most prominent celebration of Indonesian cinema in Australia. Held annually in Melbourne, IFF is managed by a non-profit organisation, Indonesian Film Festival (IFF) Inc., which aims to promote the appreciation of Indonesian culture in Australia, as well as raising international awareness of the burgeoning Indonesian film culture. In addition, we are here as a part of campaign that promote inclusion and diversity in greater Melbourne.
The 14th Indonesian Film Festival will be showcasing an electric range of commercial and art house cinema, from a particular corner of the globe often known for its striking beauty and rich culture. With this year's theme, 'An Enchantment of Authenticity', we have the objective of celebrating the originality of Indonesian culture and cinematography. We believe Indonesian cinematography has its own unique originality, which made each of the movie authentic. By coming this year's Indonesian Film Festival, we ensure you will be enchanted to this unforgettable experience. Be prepared to be under the spell of our Indonesian film screening. With the festival's diverse sets of events, the Indonesian Film Festival pledges to deliver a high amount of cultural, educational and entertainment values to all audience locally and internationally of all ages.
To promote local awareness of Indonesian cultural diversity and to advance the exposure of Indonesian screen culture to the international market.
- To nurture a more intimate bilateral relationship between the Australian community through quality Indonesian films at the Indonesian Film Festival.
- To encourage an active discourse between Indonesian filmmakers, the local filmmaking community and the festival audience thereby fostering a deeper appreciation of Indonesian film, filmmaking and the broader aspect of Indonesian society & culture.
- To provide a first opportunity for the local and existing Indonesian community to experience and understand more about the Indonesian culture through the movies screened.
- To promote the study of Indonesian language and culture through the medium of film.