Call for Entry

ARKIPEL Jakarta International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival – Call for Entry 2020

arkipellogoThe ARKIPEL Jakarta International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival (Indonesia) is accepting films until March 31st, 2020. Here you can find more information about their call.

About the festival:
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.

General Rules:
– The festival accepts documentary and experimental films, both feature and short format.
– Films are screened in original language versions. In principle, if not with English dialogue, films must be subtitled in English.
– Although there is no restriction in the year of production, the festival will prefer films produced in the last 2 years.
– Applicants can submit more than 1 film.
Submission Fee: FREE
Deadlines: March 31st, 2020.
Notification Date: June, 2020.

We recommend filmmakers to read the full Rules and Regulations

To submit your documentary or experimental film please go to:

We remind readers that the ARKIPEL Jakarta International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival will take place in August 2020 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Too see other Call for Entries please follow the next link: “Call for Entries”.

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