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.
For the past 17 years, the Competition program has become the core of Festival Film Dokumenter. This platform aims to present the various films that try to capture the actual issues around them and put on critical perspective to it. A documentary should allow the creative freedom to present its issue in a creative ways of storytelling. This program will invite us to enjoy a well-tailored critical ideas in three categories.
This year we received 118 submissions for International Feature-length Documentary category, 100 films for Indonesian Short Documentary category, and 23 films for Indonesian Students Documentary.
We will have three main awards for the Best Documentary Film from each category. The awarding ceremony will be on 12th December at the festival’s closing ceremony.
Jason was born in Jakarta, 1991. He started to make film when he was 17, with the award winning Sarung Petarung, the best documentary in Think Act Change competition. He has been an active filmmaker ever since. Some of his works are Territorial Pissings (2010), Seserahan (2014), Langit Masih Gemuruh (2015), Balik Jakarta (2016), and Elegi Melodi (2018). With his producer Florence Giovani, they found the Studio Antelope production house, where he takes the role of CEO and Creative Director.
Alexander Matius was born and living in Jakarta. He started as a volunteer in Kineforum before eventually become the manager during 2014 to 2016. He was actively involved as a film programmer there. Now he’s working at Kinosaurus as film programmer and is a part of Cinema Poetica.
A self-taught filmmaker whose personal quest is to utilize audio-visual medium as a tool: for education, culture preservation, for acceleration of social movement, and a way to give back to society. She is actively involved in local film festivals circuit as a member of jury (Festival Film Indonesia, Anti Corruption Film Festival, XXI Short Film Festival, Festival Film Surabaya, Festival Film Dokumenter, Eagle Academy, UCIFEST 7, Festival Video Edukasi) and conducting documentary film workshops.