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Jakarta Post

Documentary Film Festival 2020 highlights community struggles

  • Tertiani ZB Simanjuntak


Jakarta   /   Fri, December 4 2020   /  01:00 am
Windows to the world: The Documentary Film Festival (FFD) 2020 brings 40 films from 19 countries. This year, the screening platform is moved to its website ''.(Courtesy of FFD 2020/-)

The annual Documentary Film Festival returns with 40 films from 19 countries screened online from Nov. 25 through to Dec. 14. Organized by Yogyakarta-based Forum Film Dokumenter and the Education and Culture Ministry, the 19th edition of the Documentary Film Festival (FFD) received more than 300 submissions during the May-August period. “We decided to continue to hold the festival as we are committed to providing access and to developing a space for society to interact with documentaries,” said FFD 2020 director Anita Reza Zein at the virtual opening ceremony. “This pandemic situation has challenged us to find an alternative to physical gathering. We believe it to be an opportunity to reach a wider public audience without geographical boundaries.” The festival presents six main programs, which will include competition programs in the international full...