JAFF 16 will take place 27 November to 4 December 2021 – NBCNEWS

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Annual film festival Jogja-Netpac Asian Film Festival (JAFF) with the theme Tenacity will be held again and will take place from 27 November 2021 to 4 December 2021

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In this 16th event, JAFF will be held offline and online, after previously not being held in 2020 due to the pandemic.

This year, JAFF will return to the Empire XXI Jogja cinema. This is JAFF’s effort to reunite films with the audience directly, so that they can experience the sensation of big screen cinema again. In addition, JAFF has also collaborated with KlikFilm to organize a film screening program and online discussion as a continuation of the success and enthusiasm of the JAFF 15 audience.


JAFF 16 will present 128 films, 66 feature films and 62 short films, originating from various countries in Asia Pacific. There are 33 participating Asia Pacific countries, including Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Thailand, Philippines, Myanmar, Laos, Taiwan, Japan, China, South Korea, Sri Lanka, India, Kazakhstan, Iran, Turkey, Qatar, Egypt , Saudi Arabia, Palestine, and so on. The films will be divided into various programs, including Main Competition, Light of Asia, Indonesian Screen Awards (JAFF-ISA), Asian Perspective, Indonesia Film Showcase, Community Screen and Retrospective program: Gunawan Maryanto.

No less interesting, JAFF will also present a Masterclass program by bringing together the highest award-winning director at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival, Kamila Andini, with the director of the 2021 Cannes Jury Prize winner, Apicatphong Weerasethakul. This program will talk about “Southeast Asia in the Eyes of the World” and will be presented online.

The involvement of countries in Asia Pacific in organizing JAFF is a form of cinema that continues to move, continues to wage guerrilla warfare despite being hit by a pandemic and prolonged crisis. An event worthy of note in the history of world cinema.


Also check the movie screening schedule here (cinemas)

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