Welcome to East Java International Film Festival.


East Java is the home of Mount Bromo, well known as the place for the best sunrise in the world. Filmmakers can reach this wonderful place with cars.

It is also the place with patriotic and historical stories, back to the 12th century. The regions give birth to many heroes. One of the heroes whose ideas is still speaking loud until nowadays is the great Gajah Mada. It has shaped the old version of Nusantara that is the forerunner of our country now.

The visions and courage of the great prime minister Gajah Mada had left a remarkable track about visionary, unity, courage, bravery, and profound spiritualism.

Many heroes had led characters that the Festival is trying to burn the good old value into the young and old generation of Indonesia, as well as the international people. The Festival wishes to enliven the spirits again in the work of art through art and filmmaking.

East Java International Film Festival welcomes all filmmakers, newcomers, and students to do their best, to star, and to change the world through the work of arts and films.


Awards Ceremony will be held and hosted in Surabaya, the second largest city in Indonesia. Kings and queens from Nusantara are invited. The festival will also be featuring screenings, film-making workshops, and a special meet-and-greet with the king.

Besides the formal and exquisite Event, winning filmmakers would be bathed by the most beautiful sunrise of the Mount Bromo, that sits in the middle of a brownish dessert look-alike called the "Sea of Sand", after an adventure of once-in-a-lifetime in the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. An enjoyable moment will be presented in a journey of leisure, in the friendly chilly hill of Batu surrounded by three mountains. The trip will give a relaxed atmosphere while doing the lazy excursion and chitchatting about the world of filmmaking at the various local amusement.

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