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.
This program is summarising the activities of discussion, panel, and presentation about development and documentary ecosystem. Doc Talk is the space that brings discussions of documentary in specific talks through various perspective in documentary ecosystem: production, film programming, film festival, distribution, also institution or cultural organisation as general variable, which is supporting sustainability of medium of documentary in the ecosystem of cinema in Indonesia.
This discussion divided in to two sub-program: Film Criticism and Programming on Table. Although, film criticism, exhibition and curatorial work have been carried out at the festival, these activities aren’t much discussed in the film festival itself. In the lack of film ecosystem which is far from the ideal, we want to explore “what” and “how” is film programming and at the same time questioned the form and role of film criticism today.
FILM CRITICS, AREN’T WE ALL?
Film criticism, like other art reviews, originally developed in print media. Era has changed and online came to enliven the public’s need for news. Film criticism then took advantage of this moment — various online platforms of film review popping up, starting from personal blogs, reviews in the form of facebook notes, even a specific platform for film studies. Later, when YouTube became a storytelling medium that is increasingly in demand by young people, film reviews also came in the form of videos. Each has its own public. Each gives influence.
Rapid evolution with numbers scattering on all fronts, on one hand it provides diverse form of film appreciation. On the other hand, this phenomenon makes it necessary for us to reformulate the form and role of film criticism today. Moreover in Indonesia — and possibly other developing countries as well — the film ecosystem is still lacking and far from the ideal.
- Chris Fujiwara – Programmer of Athénée Français Cultural Center (Tokyo), Jeonju International Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Mar del Plata Film Festival
- Adrian Jonathan Pasaribu – Founder of Cinema Poetica. Developed film programs for several screening spaces & festival such as Festival Film Dokumenter, Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival, ARKIPEL, Singapore International Film Festival
|Monday, December 10th, 2018||02.45 - 04.30 pm||Amphitheatre, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta|
Programming on Table
Program and Audience Strategies
Why should there be a film programmer? What is so difficult with picking and watching a film? How do you decide a film for a diverse audience? These questions will be answered in a panel discussion session with Chris Fujiwara (Japan), Fan Wu (Taiwan), and Alexander Matius (Indonesia). They are some film programmers whose jobs aren’t any easier than the filmmakers themselves. Their choices determine the aesthetics of every region. Besides, film programmers have the opportunity to discover commercial potentials of select movies. In short, film industry without film programmers is like an environment with incomplete ecosystem.
- Chris Fujiwara – Programmer Athénée Français Cultural Center (Tokyo), Jeonju International Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Mar del Plata Film Festival
- Fan Wu – Programmer Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival
- Alexander Matius – Programmer Kinosaurus
|Jumat, 7 Desember 2018||02.45 - 04.30 pm||Amphitheatre, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta|
Programming on Table
Festival Film Papua
This is a sharing session regarding how communities network and voice prominent issues through the medium of film festivals. Papua Voices is a film community founded in 2011. It began from a documentary production training program organized by Engage Media in collaboration with SKPKC Fransiskan Papua, SKP Keuskupan Agung Merauke, and JPIC MSC Merauke. The trainees then assembled themselves under the name Papuan Voices. Papuan Voices organize two main events: first, the development of youth capacities in film production and second, the campaign and advocation of notable issues in Papua. Festival Film Papua (Papuan Film Festival) has been Papuan Voices’ annual event since May 2017. Its fundamental idea is to introduce films made by Papuan youths and to campaign for issues about humans and nature of Papua.
- Ottow Wanma, Coordinator of Papuan Voices, Tambrauw West Papua Region
- Imanuel Hindom, Member of Papuan Voices Keerom Region
|Wednesday, December 12th, 2018||03.20 - 05.20 pm||Auditorium IFI-LIP|
Programming on Table
SEA Movie “Catastrophe Captured”
This session aims to explore strategies film screening organizers take to present their selected films to the audience. SEA Movie is a Southeast Asia film screenings organized by Center for Southeast Asian Social Studies (CESASS) Universitas Gadjah Mada. SEA Movie believes that films possess important role in reproduction of Southeast Asian discourses. This is based on the awareness that film is a crucial element used to comprehend the political, economic, social, and cultural conditions of a society. This year’s theme, ‘Catastrophe Captured’ is an idea and fresh discourse on the existence of Southeast Asian communities, especially those related to youths, technology, and natural disasters. A select short movies from Southeast Asian filmmakers are chosen not only to be seen as a medium to depict reality, but also to offer criticism and discourse to build the long awaited ASEAN community.
- Dr. Phil. Vissia Ita Yulianto, researcher at Center for Southeast Asian Social Studies (CESASS) Gadjah Mada University
- Hardiwan Prayogo, Indonesian Visual Art Archive (IVAA) Yogyakarta
|Wednesday, December 12th, 2018||01.00 - 03.00 pm||Auditorium IFI-LIP|