The Jakarta Post
Slated to run through March 2, the annual Plaza Indonesia Film Festival (PIFF) will screen 10 films from Asia, Europe, Africa and the United States for its fourth edition. (Shutterstock/file)
Local and foreign movies that have received recognition at film festivals abroad are set to be screened for free in Jakarta.
The annual Plaza Indonesia Film Festival (PIFF), slated to take place from Feb. 26 to March 2, will show 10 films from Asia, Europe, Africa and United States for its fourth edition.
"We hold the PIFF every year to facilitate, provide access and gather film industry [players] with film communities and enthusiasts," Astri Abyanti Permatasuri, marketing general manager of PT Plaza Indonesia Realty Tbk, said in Jakarta on Tuesday as quoted by Antara.
Curated by Pabrikultur, the 10 movies cover a range of genres and have received awards at the Berlin International Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, European Film Awards and the Cannes Film Festival, among others.
Themed "Love Philosophy", the PIFF will highlight the dark and bright facets of love from various points of view. Among the movies scheduled for viewing are Sekala Niskala (Indonesia), The Beguiled (US), On Body and Soul (Hungary), Loveless (Russia), Loving Vincent (Europe), Felicite (France), Night Bus (Indonesia), The Square (Sweden), The Gift (Indonesia) and Laut Bercerita (The Sea Speaks His Name; Indonesia).
Free tickets will be available at Plaza Indonesia's Cinema XXI two hours prior to the screenings. Interested viewers can also register and book their seats at the mall's website.
Additionally, the PIFF is also holding movie clinics on Feb. 20-23, featuring actors, actresses, scriptwriters, directors and producers who will share their knowledge on the Indonesian film industry.
Visitors will have the chance to join an Acting Clinic with Christine Hakim and Reza Rahadian, a Directing Clinic with Lucky Kuswandi and Mouly Surya, a Production Clinic with Lala Timothy and Rama Adhy, and a Scripwriting Clinic with Ernest Prakasa.
The event will also host a love-themed short film competition with a total prize of Rp 40 million (US$2,800). (kes)