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Welcome to Jakarta, the city of film and art. Many famous museums are located in this metropolitan city.


In the bustling city where machine and futuristic lifestyle became the new civilization, Jakarta International Film & Art Festival (JIFAF) tries to preserve and maintain the good old value in the traditional world and to make the best benefit of the advanced civilization to bring the betterment for humanity.

We are searching for inspiring films and documentaries that touch the underlying culture of human beings, about human civilization, a day to day experience in modern or ancient society, and about arts and music in any form. Basically, we are looking for everything concerning human being, and the boundariless creativity to shape our culture to become better.

We are also looking for people who make art in any form and people who contribute to the society through art and culture to shine in our Festival.

We invite all filmmakers, artists, and newcomer from around the globe to submit and participate in our Festival, and make films become a tool to create a world with no boundaries.

The Festival is working together with the Madukara Foundation and several international filmmakers.


You can contact us at: jakartainternationalfilmandart[@]gmail.com

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Submission Guidelines

We accept any film and documentaries with a general theme, especially about art in many shapes, human life, tradition, culture from various parts of the world, and music; but not films containing elements of pornography or offend a particular group or class or religion.

Films Categories:

A. Documentary Short: a documentary film with a duration not longer than 50 minutes
B. Feature Documentary: a documentary film with length above 50 minutes
C. Short Film: a narrative film with duration less than 50 minutes
D. Feature Film: a narrative film with duration longer than 50 minutes
E. Rising star, open for all newcomers and film students. Films and documentaries could be at any length.
F. Music and Video: a documentary or well-edited record about music performance, video clip, etc.
G. General: other forms of art

- Films could be from any year.
- International films that are not in English must have hardcoded English subtitles or dub in English.
- Awards of Excellence Winners will compete for Best Film.

Rules & Terms

Please read all rules and regulations below carefully before submitting your work to Jakarta International Film & Art Festival (JIFAF)
This agreement pertains to all work/s submitted to JIFAF.

By submitting your film/s or work/s to
Jakarta International Film & Art Festival (the Festival), you are agreeing to all TERMS AND AGREEMENT below in full:

1. All films submitted must have been legally secured.
2. If nominated or passed the first Selection phase, the submitter must send 2 DVD PAL (region 0) and 1 (one) blu-ray (optional) or DCP (optional) for final judging and public screening. Mark case and DVD, with title, length, and director' name. We do not do downloads of any kind.
3. All transportation/shipping costs (including customs clearance) to Jakarta, plus fees for insurance while in transit, must be borne by the submitter (please write: For Cultural Purposes only - Not for commercial use) on the envelope and the shipping invoices. The Festival Director reserves the right to refuse any shipment involving unpaid costs.
4. All submissions should be sent pre-paid, and all submission fees are non-refundable.
5. The Festival will not return any submission/exhibition copies. Please do not send original.
6. The Festival will only screen films that have passed the Festival's standard of technical requirements for a public screening.
6. The Festival does not pay any screening fees. Not all winning films will be screened. The festival has the full right to select the winning films to be screened and reserve the right to refuse to screen any film deemed to be inappropriate by the Festival.
7. Regardless of the Prize and the winning status, winning filmmakers who can't attend the Awards Ceremony, will only receive their Winning Laurels.
8. All selection committees' and juries' decisions are final.

9. Submission of an entry gives the festival permission to have accepted work exhibited, photographed, locally telecast, and reproduced either in part or whole, for educational or publicity purposes. Filmmakers can request in writing that their material not be used for such purposes after the event.
10. The Festival reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or scheduling.
11. The festival has the right to disqualify a winning film for any reasons, without having to explain the reasons to the submitter.
12. All filmmakers/submitters are expected to keep communications with the Festival professional and in good taste. Failure to do so may result in disqualification at any point in the adjudication process, including the nullification of Official Selection status or nominations. That stated, the Festival will only communicate with the person who submitted his/her film to the festival, and that Festival should not be expected to communicate with any other persons.
13. The festival has the right to work with any institution and partner festivals for all kind of cooperation, including joint events or promotions.
14. The Festival Management reserves the right to make changes in the profile of the Festival if it becomes necessary to do so due to circumstances beyond his/her control.

15. The submitter/filmmakers acknowledge and agree that remediation of any sort will be limited to a refund of their submission fees.
16. All disputes in respect of any matter relating to the Festival shall be subjected to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent courts in North Jakarta. Any dispute arising as a result of submission to the Festival will have a recourse limited to the lesser of either the submission fee paid or the cost of correcting the issue.

By submitting to the Festival and participating in the Festival, submitter/filmmaker:
Acknowledged and guarantee that all work/s submitted have been legally secured, that is but not limited to music rights, songs, etc. The submitter releases the Festival and all its members, affiliates, and partners from any legal action whatsoever.

Acknowledges that he or she has obtained all necessary rights and authorizations from other individuals and third parties as necessary before submitting the film/s or screenplay to the Festival.

Acknowledges that he or she has obtained all necessary rights and authorizations from other individuals and third parties as necessary before submitting the film/s or screenplay to the Festival.

Agree to indemnify us and hold us and our employees, owners, affiliates, and partners harmless from all claims and liability associated with your participation or entry to the Festival.

Acknowledges that he or she has read, understood, agreed with, and will comply all of the Terms and Condition above, and accept all of the terms and conditions herein, in their entirety, without modification, and that he or she is 18 years of age or older and mentally competent to submit this application.


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2. Film Festivals Alliance


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Awards & Prizes

- The Festival will give a winning trophy for the overall winner.

- Winners are invited to come to the Awards Ceremony in Indonesia, in July 2019.

- Attending winners in Indonesia will receive winner sash, a token of appreciation, and physical awards.

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