INDONESIAN FILM FORUM 

Indonesian Film Forum (IFF) is a non-profit organization that focuses on the promotion efforts of the Indonesian film in New York, based in New York City. It was established in 2016 with Mo Riza, Lutfi Kurniawan, Amalia Suryani and Emilia Chandra Ortiz as the founders. Its purpose is to introduce Indonesia to the American public, especially New Yorkers, through films. IFF actively cooperate with the Indonesian Consulate General in New York, Indonesian student groups, Indonesian community and also film community in greater Tri state New York and east coast.

 

Background

New York is the capital city of art in the world, the work of artists from different fields and from all over the world can be found here. This city is became a favorite location in Hollywood films, and has dozens of film festival each year. New York is home to a community of hundreds of films and dozens of film schools, center of the cultural interaction from all over the world today.

Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world, consist of over 13.000 islands and more than 300 ethnic groups, make its cultural diversity is the most important feature-rich. Indonesian films as a statement of aesthetic expression and the filmmaker become the window to introducing Indonesian culture in America. In the long term, the Indonesian film is expected to be appreciated and become a significant part in the diversity of arts and cultural performances in America, and especially in New York.

 

Mission

  • Introducing and popularizing films and the diversity of Indonesian culture through film to the people of New York and America.
  • Demonstrate the progress and achievement of Indonesian films to the people of New York and America.
  • Mobilizing the cooperation between American and Indonesian filmmakers.
  • Showing Indonesian film to other cities in the United States.
  • Distributing Indonesian film to the American market.
  • Bridging Indonesian filmmakers to film in New York and the US.