ABOUT FORUM As organization who runs since 2002, Forum Film Dokumenter (FFD) serve its purpose to expand documentary as a medium of expression and knowledge ecosystem through exhibition, education, and archiving program.
Documentary Storytelling Workshop
Asiadoc is an intensive workshop platform for Southeast Asian documentary filmmakers to develop their film concept and production plans. The workshop aims to help filmmakers to work on their story in the pre-production stage so that they can strengthen their narrative and intentions, the story they want to tell and the way they want to use the language of creative documentary.
This year, Forum Film Dokumenter (FFD) and Docmonde present the second edition of Asiadoc that will be held on 21-30 August 2019 in Yogyakarta. In this edition, Asiadoc invites 2 international mentors to accompany 12 projects that have been selected to join the workshop.
Eyes Before Ashes
History is a commodity; written by the winner, traded by the trader.
A mother who campaigns a zero waste lifestyle in a country that having improper waste management.
Lukas Tumiso (79 years), a former political prisoner–playing himself–is suggested by his psychologist to visit his past.
The Three Brothers
Three brothers must have “nikah kembar” to keep their parent’s responsibility to marry them together at one party. But unlike his two brothers who managed to propose to his girlfriend, Fadly had to break up with his girlfriend after his wedding proposal failed. Within three months, he must find a woman who wants to marry him. If not, he will be married to a woman of his parents’ choice.
The Treasure of Sumatra
A story of an ordinary man persuades people around the forest to postpone the extinction of the Sumatran Tiger.
It’s a story about a middle-class, Indonesian family gave up all they had in hometown to come to Taiwan to pursue a better life. However, they constantly struggled with dreams and ideas. Will they have happy ending finally?
A broken soul who has been taking refuge in her odd self is now trying to engage with the world for a person she loves, and yet trying to protect her own identity of being different.
Above The Clouds
An ethnographic film that follows the lives of two natives from a remote Indonesian village, who started up accommodation lodges for tourists in a bid to preserve the village’s diminishing culture.
Diary of A Missing Village
Diary of A Missing Village poetically traces the memories and vestiges of people and landscapes impacted by the colonial legacy of the Malayan Emergency, which witnessed the forced relocation of over 500,000 Malaysian Chinese to resettlement camps during the British occupation.
Monster In My Head
A story of characters created by Udom, Thailand’s leading comedy artist, and their creator. We will explore inside the artistic mind of Udom, how these cute, sometimes weird, and often imperfect characters were born out of denial and rejection Udom felt from society around him. For others, these characters are cute, funny and lovable. For Udom, they are monsters from the war inside his head, monsters who are his savior and his true friends.
The Red Books in My Grandparents' Library
The grandson of two prominent leftist activists ventures forth on a personal journey to uncover a side of his grandparents that has always been a mystery to him.
Talking Nonsense is a documentary about the freedom of expression and the struggles against intolerance in Vietnam. With the setting surrounding the trial course, we witness how people respond to suppression. Though painful, it raises a discussion on democracy in Vietnam and how a powerful one-party politically regime deals with different voices of dissents.
Talking Nonsense is a story about a small but resilient woman who, while going through cancer, steps out of fear and suppression to fights against a powerful regime in order to claim freedom for her husband.