Day 2 – 5 Things That Happened During Jakarta Film Week 2021

5 Things That Happened During Jakarta Film Week 2021

Jakarta Film Week 2021, an international-scale film festival initiated by the Jakarta Tourism and Creative Economy Office, officially started on 18 November 2021 and ended on 21 November 2021. Held in 3 locations: CGV Grand Indonesia, XXI Metropole Jakarta, and Ashley Hotel, the festival offered some exciting things. Let’s see more information below.

  • Opened by the Governor of Jakarta himself

The Governor of Jakarta, Anies Baswedan attended the opening of Jakarta Film Week 2021 and watched Ranah 3 Warna, the opening film. In his speech, he was sure that the hosting of Jakarta Film Week would encourage the growth of film activities in Jakarta. “Films are a spectacle and guidance can be a medium for us to explore new perspectives,” said Anies in his speech.

  • Jakarta Film Week was the place for the World Premiere of a number of films

Films that premiered at the Jakarta Film Week include Ranah 3 Warna by director Guntur Soeharjanto, Just Mom by Jeihan Angga, Marapu, Fire & Ritual by Andrew Campbell, Kadet 1947 by Rahabi Mandra and Aldo Swastia, and Dari Hal Waktu by Agni Tirta. 

  • Jakarta Film Week was the place for the Indonesian Premiere

International films that premiered in Indonesia were screened at the Jakarta Film Week 2021. Some of these films were Petite Maman, Black Box, Barbarian Invasion, Money Has Four Legs, Me and The Cult Leader, Shankar’s Fairies, Zero, Mang Jose, Luzzu, Souad, and Aline, The voice of Love.

  • Jakarta Film Week received 277 films from 30 countries.

This was conveyed by Rina Damayanti as Jakarta Film Week Festival Director in her speech at the opening of Jakarta Film Week last Thursday, 18 November 2021, that Jakarta Film Week had promising statistics at its first hosting. 

  • Holding a masterclass with international speakers

The Jakarta Film Week seeks to become a forum for the development of the Indonesian film industry. It is hoped that the masterclass can become a training program for professionals in the film industry, with speakers who are experienced in the international film industry. On this occasion, Mmabatho Kau from Full Circle Lab and Sahana Kamath, senior in development and production for studios and networks, production companies, and OTT were present as keynote speakers for the Masterclass. In addition, there are Talks, a talk program with various innovative and experienced panelists to discuss cinema adaptation during and after the pandemic, as well as Community, a program that is aimed at expanding networks and exchanging knowledge with experts for the development of film projects and organizations.