ARKIPEL Jakarta International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival 2016

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The word ARKIPEL was taken from ‘archipelago’ which refers to a term in Indonesian language ‘nusantara’. The word was known since the early 16th century. Nusantara is a group of thousand of islands keeping long globalization history of politics, cultural, and economics. More than 500 years ago, this region has become one of main destinations for Western explorer whom tried to find new areas to be colonized or as trading partner. Besides the European, there were also people came from the East (China, Arab, and India) which made this Nusantara region as an exploration destination in their trading missions of spices and silk. ARKIPEL International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival was initiated by Forum Lenteng to read a global phenomenon in social, political, economic and culture contexts through cinema. Of cinema, it is expected to capture the global society phenomenon, both in terms of aesthetic and socio-political context through the language of documentary and experimental filmmaking.

The festival will always see the development of the cinematic language with critical thinking, regardless of the terms ‘cinema industry’ or independent cinema. For this reason, ARKIPEL will always bring a critical discourse to observe it through curatorial programs, symposium, and public lecture to broaden the knowledge of the ever-changing cutting-edge cinema aesthetics.

The Submission is still open until April 7, 2016 and it's free for film and Asian Young Curator.

You can also submit your film at (Submission deadline: April 7, 2016).

Rules & Terms

The Submission is still open until April 7, 2016.

Film submitted must be completed after January 1, 2013. No duration or genre limitation, with English subtitle. We cannot provide screening fees for films selected to International Competition section but will provide accommodation in Jakarta during the festival. All screenings will be free for public and for educational purpose.

And please do read the regulation of the festival further at



Jueves, Abril 7, 2016 (Todo el día)