IFF in Festival Atlas 2016


Indonesian Film Festival in Dutch Festival Atlas 2016

Good news for the Indonesian Film Festival in the Netherlands! The most recent edition of “Festival Atlas 2016” (Harry van Vliet) provides an overview and analysis of the landscape of film, food and music festivals in the Netherlands in 2016 and it also mentions the Indonesian Film Festival (IFF).

There were a total of 117 film festivals in the Netherlands in 2016, of which 21 film festivals had a geographic theme. Indonesia was also represented with 1 film festival dedicated to Indonesian cinema. The Indonesian Film Festival (IFF) in the Netherlands is organized by the Indonesian Embassy in collaboration with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rumah Budaya, Mata Hari Media and the Indonesian Netherlands Youth Society (INYS). The second edition was held last year from  17 until 20 November in Utrecht and was a great success with nearly 1000 visitors.

 

 

The aim of the Indonesian Film Festival

The aim of the Indonesian Film Festival (IFF) in the Netherlands is to bring Indonesian and Indonesiarelated community together, to reach a wider audience and to attract everyone who has “something with Indonesia”. So far each edition of the IFF has had its own theme. Last year the films of the Indonesian director Riri Riza were the main focus. Riza is able to incorporate social contemporary issues into his artistic films. “Films must be considered as cultural products, not only commercial ones” (Riri Riza). The first edition in 2015 had Indonesian female director Nia Dinata’s movies as its theme.  She usually brings up topics in her movie, like emancipation and trans- and homosexuality.Whether or not the IFF will be organized again in 2017 is yet to be determined but as soon as more information about it is available, up-to-date information will be available on our website.

 

 

News articles related to Festival Atlas 2016

News articles related to the Indonesian Film Festival 2016

  • 23 nov. Wereld van Culturen “Athirah’ op het Indonesia Film Festival”
  • 15 nov. Filmkrant “Focus: Indonesische films”
  • 22 nov.Detik “Film Riri Reza di Belanda jadi pintu mengenal Indonesia”
  • 21 nov.Jakarta Post ”Indonesian Filmfestival in Utrecht”
  • 21 nov.Times Indonesia “Film karya Riri Reza tayang di Belanda”
  • 21 nov.TEMPO koran “Memperkenalkan Indonesia kontemporer lewat karya Riri Riza”
  • 20 nov.Antara news “Festival Film Indonesia karya Riri Reza”
  • 20 nov.MetroTV news “Festival Film Indonesia tampilkan di Belanda”
  • 20 nov.KBRI news “Indonesia Film Festival 2016”
  • 20 nov.IniKoran “Festival Film Indonesia karya Riri Reza”
  • 20 nov.Harian Bernas “Film karya Riri Reza tayang di Belanda”
  • 20 nov.Berita Raya “Festival Film Indonesia tampilkan di Belanda”
  • 19 nov.VivaLife “Publik Belanda Terpukau Ada Apa dengan Cinta 2”