About Us

We are a community-based culture organization that focuses on the promotion of the Indonesian film in New York.

About Us

We are a community-based culture organization that focuses on the promotion of the Indonesian film in New York.
Indonesian Film Forum (IFF) New York was established in 2016 by Lutfi Kurniawan, Mo Riza, Emilia Chandra Ortiz, and Amalia Suryani. As a forum of Indonesian film society, we want to introduce Indonesia through film to the American public, especially New Yorkers. IFF New York 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.

Having lived in New York City—the world's art capital city—for quite some time, we have gained a better understanding of why New York became a favorite filming location, especially for Hollywood movies. It's home to dozens of local and international film festival, film schools, and film communities—a hub for cultural interaction. We noticed there's an opportunity for us to introduce Indonesia, the country we hail from, through something we love dearly: film.

Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world consisting of over 13,000 islands and more than 300 ethnic groups—making its rich cultural diversity an important aspect. Indonesian films as a statement of aesthetic expression of our filmmakers then become the window to take a look into Indonesian culture. As a film community we want to be an extension of that.

Moving forward, we wish to not only introduce and make Indonesian film accessible to more people in the United States but also strengthen the relationship between American and Indonesian filmmakers—creating more filmmaking and film screening opportunities.
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OUR TEAM

Co-Founder, Executive Director

Lutfi Kurniawan

Co-Founder, Executive Director
Co-Founder, Artistic Director

Mo Riza

Co-Founder, Artistic Director
Co-Founder, Event Director

Emilia Chandra Ortiz

Co-Founder, Event Director
Co-Founder, Treasurer

Amalia Suryani

Co-Founder, Treasurer
Production Manager

Nisa Ganiestry

Production Manager
Promotion Manager

Wulandari BingSlamet

Promotion Manager
Documentation Manager

Wirasandi Ruslan

Documentation Manager
Videographer

Reza Pahlevi

Videographer
Photographer

Victor

Photographer
General Affairs

Jono Raymond

General Affairs
Copywriter

Luqman Hamaki

Copywriter
Communications Manager

Rachmat Lianda

Communications Manager