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The Indonesian Film Festival (Festival Film Indonesia/FFI) is a film festival devoted to exhibiting nominees for the Citra Award, the national film award for the Indonesian film industry.

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History

  • In 1955, 1960, and 1967, "Indonesian Movies Appreciation Week" were held in Jakarta
  • In 1973, the event was renamed to "Festival Film Indonesia". The trophy/award is called Citra. From 1973 to 1992, the festival were held once a year.
  • From 1993 to 2003: Because the number of good Indonesian movies had dropped significantly since early 1990s, the festival was discontinued. In 1990s, most Indonesian movie producers created low budget, B-class movies. The movie producers in Indonesia had suffered great loss of revenue because of rampant piracy. Since 1992, most high class and mid-range cinemas prefer to show American, Hong Kong and Taiwanese movies. Low budget Indonesian movies are shown only in budget cinemas, open theater cinemas, portable cinemas, direct to video or through TV stations.
  • 2004 and 2005: The annual movie festival was revived.

Awards

During the festival, the Indonesian movies are shown in various cinemas in Jakarta. At the closing ceremony, the Citra Award is given to winners on 13 categories:

  1. Best Actress.
  2. Best Actor.
  3. Best Supporting Actress.
  4. Best Supporting Actor.
  5. Best Movie.
  6. Best Director.
  7. Best Script.
  8. Best Writer.
  9. Best Cinematographer.
  10. Best Editor.
  11. Best Sound Editing.
  12. Best Art Director.
  13. Best Music Director.

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Festival Film Indonesia (in English: Indonesian Film Festival) or known as FFI is an annual film festival organised by Indonesian Film Festival Committee. The festival show features announcements of Piala Citra (in English: Citra Award) winners and presentation of best Indonesian films of each year. The Citra Awards are accolades by the Committee to recognize excellence of professionals in the Indonesian film industry, including directors, actors, and writers.

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History

Chronology of FFI:[1]

  • 1955, 1960, and 1967: Three times, the Pekan Apresiasi Film Nasional (in English: Indonesian Film Week) were held in Jakarta.
  • 1973 - 1992: The event renamed to Festival Film Indonesia and it became held annually. The trophy/award named Piala Citra (Citra Award).
  • 1993 - 2003 (dormant): The festival discontinued because the quantity of good Indonesian movies had dropped significantly since the early of 1990s. In 1990s, most Indonesian movie producers created low budget, B-class movies. The movie producers had suffered great loss of revenue because of growing piracy in Indonesia. Since 1992, most high class and mid-range cinemas prefer to show American, Hong Kong and Taiwanese movies. Low budget Indonesian movies are shown only in low-class cinemas, open theater cinemas, portable cinemas, direct to video, or through TV stations.
  • 2004 - present: The Indonesian Film Festival committee has been formed and FFI being held annually since 2004.

Citra Awards

Citra Award
Awarded for Excellence in cinematic achievements
Presented by Indonesian Film Festival Committee
Country Indonesia
First awarded 1955
Official website KKFFI.or.id

Starting from 2009, Indonesian Film Festival Committee replaced the National Body of Motion Picture as the official event organizer of Indonesian Film Festival. The Committee also have been authorized by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Indonesia to organize the operational process of Citra Awards' ceremony and the selection (voting) of nominations and winners.[2]

Citra Award often mistakenly called as FFI Award. FFI (Indonesian Film Festival) is the title of the event where the Citra Award winners announced.

Current Awards

The categories of Citra Awards are:[3]

  • Best Film (in Indonesian: Film Terbaik): 1955 to present
  • Best Director (Sutradara Terbaik): 1955 to present
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role (Pemeran Utama Pria Terbaik): 1955 to present
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role (Pemeran Utama Wanita Terbaik): 1955 to present
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Pemeran Pendukung Pria Terbaik): 1955 to present
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Pemeran Pendukung Wanita Terbaik): 1955 to present
  • Best Writing - Original Screenplay (Skenario Asli Terbaik): 2009 to present
  • Best Writing - Adapted Screenplay (Skenario Adaptasi Terbaik): 2009 to present
  • Best Cinematography (Penata Sinematografi Terbaik): 1955 to present
  • Best Art Direction (Penata Artistik Terbaik): 1955 to present
  • Best Film Editing (Penyunting Terbaik): 1955 to present
  • Best Sound Editing & Mixing (Penata Suara Terbaik): 1955 to present
  • Best Original Score (Penata Musik Terbaik): 1955 to present
  • Best Documentary Feature (Film Dokumenter Panjang Terbaik): 2004 to present
  • Best Documentary Short Subject (Film Dokumenter Pendek Terbaik): 2009 to present
  • Best Short Film (Film Pendek Terbaik): 2004 to present

Retired Awards

  • Best Screenplay (Skenario Terbaik): 1955 to 2008

Special Awards

  • Best Director in Short Film (Penghargaan Khusus Sutradara Film Pendek Terbaik): 2009
  • Best New Director (Penghargaan Khusus Sutradara Baru Terbaik): 2009
  • Best Film for Children (Penghargaan Khusus Film Anak-anak Terbaik): 2009
  • Best Animated Feature (Penghargaan Khusus Film Animasi Terbaik): 2008
  • Lifetime Achievement Award (Penghargaan Pengabdian dan Dedikasi Seumur Hidup): 2006 & 2009

See also

References

  1. ^ "Basic Problem of Indonesian Film Community" (in Indonesian). FilmAlternatif. 2007. http://www.filmalternatif.org/?m=article.detail&id=17. Retrieved 2010-06-16. 
  2. ^ "FFI 2009" (in Indonesian). Kompas. 2009. http://entertainment.kompas.com/read/2009/11/11/e103618/118.Film.Ikut.FFI.2009..MFI.Absen.Lagi. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  3. ^ "2009 FFI Winners" (in Indonesian). KFFI. 2010. http://www.kkffi.or.id/index.php/berita/21-pemenang-ffi-2009. Retrieved 2010-06-16. [dead link]

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