According to reporting from Tempo, Jakarta Film Week, the annual international film festival hosted by the Jakarta Tourism and Creative Economy Agency, returns this week. It is an event where filmmakers and enthusiasts share new shows, visions, and possibilities.
This year’s festival will take place from October 25 to 29, 2023. Visitors can enjoy film screenings at CGV Grand Indonesia and Kineforum Taman Ismail Marzuki.
Under the theme Evolve, the festival features diverse types of films, ranging from short films to feature films from home and abroad, with some of which have won prestigious awards, say Tempo.
Some of them are Budi Pekerti, Tokyo Story, and Past Lives. Apart from that, visitors can also enjoy prestigious films, such as Hanging Gardens from Iraq, The Breaking Ice from Singapore, Totem from Mexico, Sweet Dreams from the Netherlands, and Tigers Stripes from Malaysia. These films have been selected as their respective countries’ entries for this year’s Oscars.
All tickets are free, with limited capacity available online or on the spot.
Tempo report that in addition to film screenings, the festival presents various programs including Road to Jakarta Film Week, Jakarta Film Fund, master classes, talks, community events, and the awards night.
For the latest information on Jakarta Film Week 2023, visit www.jakartafilmweek.com and the official social media @jakartafilmweek.