Festival Film Dokumenter | Film Criticism Workshop – Call for Applications


The Festival Film Dokumenter (FFD) along with the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival (YIDFF) will organize a Film Criticism Collective Workshop during the 2018 Festival Film Dokumenter (December 5th – 12th) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The deadline is October 22nd so hurry up and send your applications!

About the workshop:
Film Criticism Collective Workshop will provide training in critical framework and incisive writing about documentary cinema, while offering immersion in the lively atmosphere of an international film festival. Participants will also attend film screenings during the festival to later; write about them for regular tasks and discussions with mentors and fellow participants. Moreover, participants will have the opportunity to attend the public lectures organized by FFD, which mainly focus on contemporary issues regarding documentary developments and film festivals in South East Asia and even Asia.

How to apply:
– The submission is open for participants from Japan and South East Asian Countries.
– Participants must be able to attend the workshop during FFD 2018 from December 6th –11th.
– Flight (return) and accommodation during workshop will be covered for all selected participants from Southeast Asian Countries and Japan.
– Participants must be capable to write and engage in discussions in English
– Application must be done via website here:
Deadline: October 22nd, 2018

Chris Fujiwara, a film critic and programmer. Chris has written and edited several books on cinema and has contributed to numerous anthologies and journals. He was formerly Artistic Director of Edinburgh International Film Festival, and he has also developed film programs for Athénée Français Cultural Center (Tokyo), Jeonju International Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Mar del Plata Film Festival, and other institutions. He has lectured on film aesthetics and film history at Tokyo University, Yale University, Temple University, Emerson College, Rhode Island School of Design, and elsewhere. He has organized or served as a mentor for film criticism workshops at YIDFF, the Berlinale, Melbourne International Film Festival, the International Film Festival of Kerala, and Salamindanaw Asian Film Festival.

Adrian Jonathan Pasaribu, born in Pasuruan in 1988, is the co-founder of Cinema Poetica — a collective of film critics, journalists and activists in Indonesia. Established in 2010, Cinema Poetica focuses on knowledge production and distribution as a response to the lack of film literature in Indonesia. The collective publishes their works in, and regularly organizes film criticism workshops for students. Adrian has developed film programs for several film festivals and screening spaces in Indonesia. From 2007 to 2010, he worked as the program manager of Kinoki, an alternative screening space in Yogyakarta. Since then Adrian has developed film programs for several screening spaces and film festivals, namely Festival Film Dokumenter, Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival, ARKIPEL International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival, and Singapore International Film Festival. Currently, he is researching about the historical unknowns of Indonesian cinema.

About Film Criticism Collective:
Founded in Japan in 2015, the Film Criticism Collective is intended to develop and encourage film criticism, to facilitate interaction among critics of different countries, and to make the writing of East Asian critics more accessible in English. The main activity of FCC is the Film Criticism Workshop, which is held every two years at the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, with the support of the Japan Foundation Asia Center. FCC also held a Film Criticism Workshop at Salamindanaw Asian Film Festival in General Santos, Philippines, in 2016.

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