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Indonesian Film Week IFweNY 2016

October 8 -9

Immerse Yourself in the Vibrant World of Indonesian Cinema at Indonesian Film Week New York 2016


Indonesian Film Week New York 2016 (IFweNY 2016), curated by the esteemed “Boemboe” organization from Jakarta, invites you to embark on a captivating cinematic journey, showcasing the best of Indonesian cinema to the American public. As a pilot project, IFF aims to introduce Indonesian films across various genres, from drama and documentary to art house and thriller. With its theme, “An Introduction to Indonesian Cinemas,” and the tagline, “a movie sampling and coffee tasting,” IFF promises an unforgettable two-day event that combines the magic of film with the flavors of Indonesian coffee.

IFweNY 2016 curated by the renowned “Boemboe” organization, presents a carefully curated selection of films spanning multiple genres, including drama, documentary, art house, and thriller. Each film represents a distinct facet of Indonesian cinema, some of which have garnered accolades both in Indonesia and on the international stage. The event features a combination of feature films, Documentary film and short films, providing a comprehensive overview of Indonesia’s rich cinematic landscape.

Feature Films:

  • “Filosofi Kopi” by Angga Dwimas Sasongko: Immerse yourself in this soul-stirring film that delves into the journey of two friends as they search for meaning through coffee.
  • “Peculiar Vacation and Other Illnesses” by Yoseph Anggi Noen: Explore this intriguing film that weaves a tale of a peculiar vacation intertwined with personal challenges and growth.
  • “A Copy Of My Mind” by Joko Anwar: Experience this poignant narrative that intertwines a love story with a corruption case, showcasing the complexities of contemporary Indonesian society.
  • “Shackled (Belenggu)” by Upi: Delve into the depths of human psychology and relationships with this gripping film that keeps audiences on the edge of their seats.

Short Films:

  • “Someone Wife In The Boat Of Someone’s Husband” by Edwin: Witness the complexities of relationships in this captivating short film by acclaimed Indonesian director Edwin.
  • “Maryam” by Sidi Saleh: Embark on an emotional journey through Indonesian storytelling with this award-winning short film.
  • “The Fox Exploits The Tiger’s Might” by Lucky Kuswandi: Immerse yourself in a thought-provoking short film that presents a unique perspective on Indonesian society.
  • “Prenjak (In The Year Of Monkey)” by Wregas Bhanuteja: Experience the immense talent of Indonesian filmmakers on the global stage with this award-winning short film.

Documentary Film:

  • “The Land Beneath The Fog” by Salahudin Siregar: Gain a deeper understanding of Indonesian culture and society through this insightful documentary.

These films present Indonesia through diverse perspectives, exploring social and political conditions, cultural nuances, and varied economic backgrounds. By delving into these narratives, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the vibrant and multifaceted nature of Indonesian society. Indonesian Film Week NY aims to foster cultural exchange and promote Indonesian cinema beyond its borders, captivating the American public with its compelling stories.


Event Details:

Indonesian Film Week NY took place at the Anthology Film Archive, located at 32 2nd Avenue, New York, 10003. The event showcased a diverse range of films, including feature films, short films, and a documentary. Tickets were priced at $5 per film or $10 for a full-day pass.


Indonesian Film Week NY offers a gateway to the vibrant world of Indonesian cinema, providing an opportunity for New York audiences to immerse themselves in diverse stories from a rich and culturally diverse country. By combining exceptional films with the tasting of Indonesian coffee, IFF creates a unique experience that celebrates the art of storytelling and the sensory pleasures of coffee. This pilot project holds the promise of a bright future for Indonesian films, with the potential to become an annual event that further enhances cultural exchange and appreciation between Indonesia and the United State


IFweNY 2016 Gallery

Anthology FIlm Archive