November 27th – December 4th 2021

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Message From Our Boards

THE TENACITY OF GUERILLA CINEMA

The term guerilla cinema came about from Seno Gumira Ajidarma, a film critic during the years of 1980-85 when I was still a film student at IKJ (Institut Kesenian Jakarta, Institute of the Arts Jakarta)… Read More

Garin Nugroho

Festival Founder

MAINTAINING OUR TENACITY

Within nearly two years, the Covid-19 pandemic has shaped the way we interact, communicate and live our fate in the volatile world… Read More

Budi Irawanto

Festival President

IT’S TIME TO DEFEND OUR TERRITORY

In times of crisis, the most important thing we must do is protect and defend our territory. For this reason, this year’s JAFF is without a doubt focusing on … Read More

Ifa Isfansyah

Festival Director

EVERY JOKE IS A TINY REVOLUTION

In 1922, George Orwell was a British Imperial Police Officer in Burma for five years before he began his famous career as the novelist of two politically… Read More

Philip Cheah

Festival Curator

WELCOMING OLD ADAPTATION

Festival as an annual ritual is an activity which relies heavily on in person meeting. Like questions, many people are present, overlooking their daily life… Read More

Alexander Matius

Festival Programmer

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