The 7th editionof the Jakarta International Film Festival (Jiffest) is set to be the biggestever with a line-up of 201 films from 35 countries in addition to workshops andmaster classes.
The 10-day event (Dec 9-18),which is Indonesia's only international film festival, will open with FrenchMoroccan drama Le Grand Voyage,directed by Ismaël Ferroukhi, and close with award-winning German film
Dutch filmmaker Orlow Seunke- in his second year as festival director - has secured funding for the firsttime from the Jakarta Municipal Government which has contributed the bulk ofthe festival's budget with $120,000 (IDR1.2bn). Sponsors include Yayasan PutraJethmal, a new local foundation that provides funding for local filmmakers, andthe
This year's event willfeature a new documentary section, with the help of the world's biggest docfestIDFA, which will screen 18 titles including Lars Von Trier's
Jiffest has also organisedsix master classes led by Amelie production designer Aline Bonetto, DoP RobbyMüller, film critic Tony Rayns, Fortissimo Films' Wouter Barendrecht, ABC TV - Australia'sChris Masters and former Universal Pictures senior vice president Donna Smith.
The festival will also host fourfive-day workshops on script development. Ten shortlisted projects will competefor prizes of up to Euros30,000.