Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
Since it was first held in 2006, the Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival (JAFF) has become an inseparable space from the dynamics of its community, where JAFF was presented as an effort to revive the spirit of the people of Yogyakarta after the earthquake.
Like Yogyakarta, which is open to incomers for both studying and tourism, JAFF enables cross-cultural communication between countries in Asia. This also strengthens the distinctiveness of Yogyakarta. Where cultural heritage and traditions are preserved while celebrating diversity.
As a region with the highest Cultural Development Index in Indonesia, all cultural activities that take place in Yogyakarta undeniably contribute to this achievement. For this reason, the Yogyakarta Regional Government is committed to supporting cultural activists in Yogyakarta in maintaining these achievements. This is only possible through communication and collaboration with all stakeholders.
Therefore, I offer my warmest embrace and appreciation for JAFF which has been able to continue to be held for 17 years without fail, even during the Covid-19 pandemic, as an actualization of the spirit of caring for the culture of Yogyakarta and its special people.
On behalf of the government and the people of the Special Region of Yogyakarta, I wish you “congratulations and success!”.
Wassalamu’alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
Yogyakarta, November 2022
SPECIAL REGION OF YOGYAKARTA