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.
International Feature-length Documentary
Competition program has been one of the fundamental agendas of Festival Film Dokumenter (FFD). This program is devoted to the films that successfully capture actual issues as well as convey critical perspective to it.
A total of 286 documentary films were received this year, 26 of which were selected to be featured in the competition. The selected films were classified into several categories: Indonesian Feature-length Documentary category, International Feature-length Documentary category, Short Documentary category, and Student Documentary category.
Four main awards await the best documentary film from each category. The awarding ceremony will be held on 7th December 2019, along with the festival’s closing ceremony.
Thomas Barker is an associate professor at University of Nottingham, Malaysia. He teaches Communication and Film studies and Television studies. His writing and research interests are Indonesian cinemas, creative industry, and Southeast Asian cinemas. He was a contributor of Nang Magazine and The Jakarta Post. He also wrote an eight episode BFM 89.9 FM series entitled Unpacking Malaysian Cinema, as well as his monography, Indonesian Cinema after the New Order: Gong Mainstream that has just been published by Hogkong University Press and will soon be produced in Bahasa Indonesia by KPG.
Karolina Lidin is a documentary consultant with over 25 years of experience on the international documentary scene, primarily engaged at Nordisk Film & TV as a documentary advisor. She is involved in mentoring and training programs as well as developing projects with international prospectives. In Asia, she is recently involved with Docs by the Sea, DocEdge Kolkata, and Dhaka DocLab, while in Europe she managed North Pitch and DokIncubator. She has been moderating IDFA FORUM since 1997, the Toronto Documentary Forum and numerous other international and Nordic events, including AIDC, Asian Side of the Doc, Documentary Campus, and Nordic Talents.
Nia Dinata is the founder of Kalyana Shira Film & Foundation. She studied film in USA and is among the Indonesian filmmakers post-1998 political reformation. Post-1998 Political Reformation. Her feature debut is Ca Bau kan (2008) at which she raised the issue of Melayu-Indonesian Chinese marriage in the colonial era. The film represented Indonesia in the 74th Academy Awards in the category of Foreign Language Film. During 2018-2019, Nia becomes the jury in several international film festivals such as Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) and World Cinema Amsterdam. She is also currently preparing her documentary film.