Thank you for your interest in submitting your film to Jogja
International Film Festival
Submissions open from:
February 7 - May 31, 2019
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION
International Feature Films:
length narratives with a minimum running time of 60 minutes.
International movies with various spoken language are welcomed,
but must be added with English subtitles.
International Short Films:
Short narrative films with
run time of 59 minutes and below.
Over 60 minutes in length
Run time of 59 minutes and below
We are welcoming newcomers in the
movie industry. The film director must stated that the movie is
his or her third movie (or under) on his/her application.
We accept original and adapted
feature and short screenplay (maximum pages: 120 pages)
Music & Video:
Music videos under 5 minutes in
You can submit your film through
one of our partners:
For any inquiries, please email:
RULES & REGULATION
This agreement pertains to all Work(s) submitted to Jogja
International Film Festival (JIFF):
Be it known to any filmmaker or submitter, by submitting your
film(s) or screenplay to Jogja International Film Festival (the
Festival), you are agreeing to all TERMS AND CONDITIONS below in
1. The submitter guarantee that all rights and releases have
been legally secured, including music rights, songs, etc and the
submitter releases the Festival and all its member from any
legal action whatsoever.
2. If nominated, 2 DVD PAL and 1 (one) Blu-ray (optional) or DCP
(optional), must be sent. Mark case and DVD, with the title,
length, and director's name. Please mark your film with "No
Commercial Value - For Cultural Purposes Only" either on the
envelope and the shipping invoices. Although every possible care
will be taken with DVDs while in our possession, however, we
cannot accept responsibility for unforeseen loss, stolen, or
damage of entries. Please do not send originals. We do not
receive downloads of any kind.
3. All transportation/shipping costs (including customs
clearance) to Jakarta, plus fees for insurance while in transit,
must be borne by the participants (please write: For Cultural
Purposes only - Not for commercial use). The Festival Director
reserves the right to refuse any shipment involving unpaid
4. All submissions should be sent pre-paid.
5. We will not return your screening and exhibition copies.
6. All submission fees are non-refundable.
7. All selection committees' and juries' decisions are finals.
8. Only producers or directors can receive the physical awards
at the award ceremony.
9. Regardless of the Prize and the winning status, winning
filmmakers who can't attend the Awards Ceremony in Jakarta, will
only receive laurels.
10. The festival has the right to disqualify a winning film for
any reasons, without having to explain the reasons to the
11. Submission of an entry gives the festival permission to have
accepted work exhibited, photographed, locally telecast, and
reproduced either in part or whole, for educational or publicity
purposes. Filmmakers can request in writing that their material
should not be used for such purposes after the Festival.
12. We do not pay any screening fees. Not all winning films will
be screened. The festival has the full right to select the
winning films to be screened.
13. The Festival Directorate may deny participation to any film
unable to meet the technical requirements for a public screening
of good quality.
14. The Festival Management reserves the right to make changes
in the profile of the Festival if it becomes necessary to do so
due to circumstances beyond his/her control.
15. All filmmakers/submitters are expected to keep
communications with the Festival professional and in good taste.
Failure to do so may result in disqualification at any point in
the adjudication process, including the nullification of
Official Selection status or nominations. That stated, the
Festival will only communicate with the person who submitted
his/her film to the festival, and that Festival should not be
expected to communicate with any other persons.
16. The festival has the right to work with any institution and
partner festivals for all kind of cooperation, including joint
events or promotions.
17. The Festival reserves the right to make any necessary
changes in regulations or scheduling.
18. The submitter/filmmaker also acknowledges that remediation
of any sort will be limited to a refund of their submission
19. Films could be from any year.
20. All disputes in respect of any matter relating to the
International Film Festivals shall be subjected to the exclusive
jurisdiction of the competent courts in North Jakarta. Any
dispute arising as a result of submission to the Festival will
have a recourse limited to the lesser of either the submission
fee paid or the cost of correcting the issue.
By submitting to our Festival, submitter/filmmaker:
- indicates that they have read, understand, agree with, and
will comply all of the Terms and Condition above, and accept all
of the terms and conditions herein, in their entirety, without
- agree to indemnify us and hold us and our employees, owners,
affiliates, and partners harmless from all claims and liability
associated with your participation or entry to the Festival.
Jogja International Film
Festival (JIFF) will conduct a prestigious and exclusive Awards
Night with the presence of kings and queens from Nusantara,
filmmaking workshop, and screenings.
JIFF is working together with the Sultanate Office to conduct
Royal Ceremony and to provide an opportunity for winning
filmmakers to share their knowledge to hundreds of film,
communication and broadcasting students in Yogyakarta.
Winning filmmakers would also be gratified to visit the famous
Borobudur temple, the 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist temple and
the world's largest Buddhist temple that is one of the seven
wonders of the world. There also be a visit to
the Prambanan Temple, a 9th-century Hindu temple compound that
is dedicated to the Trimurti, a cultural walk through the
262-years-old magical Royal Palace of Yogyakarta span for about
14.000 m2, and enjoying the rich culture of Yogyakarta through
the Ramayana Dance.
The festival will be
held in July 2019. Jogja International Film Festival will give awards for
best movie, International Awards of Outstanding Excellence,
International Awards of Excellence, International Awards of
Merit, and special jury awards (if necessary). All accepted
filmmakers are honored at the Awards Ceremony. The overall
winner will be granted an exquisite statue, and winning
filmmakers will be granted well-framed certificates for their
respective winning categories during the Awards Night.
Regardless their winning
status, winning filmmakers who can't attend the Award Night,
will only receive laurels.
The festival will be featuring screenings, film-making
workshops, and special guest appearances by filmmakers, mass
media, and celebrities.