Foreword by the Jakarta Governor


Films have a great influence on people’s lives. Not only entertaining, he can also inspire, awaken, inspire and move. When the film industry is impacted by the pandemic, there is a sense of loss in our lives.

For this reason, the implementation of Jakarta Film Week is a new hope to rise and become stronger in the future. With the theme of emerg, we believe this festival can be a ray of light to look forward to after a difficult time.

This momentum will be a new beginning. We can find new talents that will advance the film industry. Even more than just progressing, but jumping far with new thoughts and innovations.

Finally, I hope that Jakarta Film Week can become one of the vehicles that brings forward the Indonesian film industry, not only on a domestic scale but also internationally. Hopefully this film festival can also restore confidence, that we can rise again post-pandemic.

Deepest appreciation to all involved, happy festival!


– Anies Baswedan –

Gubernur DKI Jakarta