As reported previously, Japanese Film Festival will be held again in Indonesia in 2017, in more cities than before. The official Facebook page of the event has announced the venue and dates for Denpasar (Bali) and Jakarta. For Denpasar, the event will be held in cooperation with the event Balinale at Cinemaxx Theater Lippo Mall Kuta on 30 September 2017. For Jakarta the event will be held at CGV Grand Indonesia on 2-7 November 2017.
For the the cooperation between Japanese Film Festival with Balinale ini Denpasar, There will be three films shown, which are My Neighbor Totoro, Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, and Asian Three Fold Mirror 2016: Reflections. More details about the screening schedules can be checked at the Balinale official website.
At the time of this writing, the list of films that Will be shown for the Japanese Film Festival 2017 in Jakarta has yet to be announced.
Read more: My Neighbor Totoro Review
Balinale, which is an abbreviation for Bali International Film Festival, is an annual film festival which will be held for the 11th time this year, featuring diverse types of films including shorts and feature films and documentaries from various countries across the globe. Furthermore, Balinale also holds seminars and workshops from local and international filmmakers.
Japanese Film Festival (JFF) is held to increase the interest of audience in South East Asia towards Japanese films. JFF in Indonesia was furst held in 2015 by the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan partnering with the Embassy of Japan in Indonesia, Japan Foundation, and Japan Image Council. Starting this year, JFF Indonesia will be joining JFF Asia Pacific Gateway, which was initiated by Japan Foundation and will be held in 10 countries in South East Asia and Australia. JFF is expected to connect Japanese film and its audience by holding various activities related to film in particular and to Japanese culture in general.
The Indonesian Anime Times