A series of lectures, discussions, film screenings with Q&A and performances by the members of the Jury and other special guests let the festival audience take a closer look at the jury members and their field of expertise!
“Filmmaker on the Spot”
6 Dec 2012, 17.00
“Documentary and Fiction, are there boundaries?”
Film screening of “Mother” followed by panel discussion
7 Dec 2012, 15.00
Guests: Vorakorn Ruetaivanichkul (Filmmaker, Thailand) Ayu Utami (Novelist/ Critique, Indonesia), Dr. Christian Lüffe (Head of Film Department, Goethe-Institut)
“Film Festivals Today"
Presentation and discussion
7 Dec 2012, 17.00
Guests: Christine Hill (DOK Leipzig, Germany), John Badalu (Q Film Festival, Indonesia), Jane Yu (Taiwan Film Festival)
“Making Films in Southeast Asia”
8 Dec 2012, 15.00 GoetheHaus
Guests: Pimpaka Towira (Filmmaker/producer Thailand), Garin Nugroho (Indonesia), Ditsi Carolino (Philippines)
"The Promise of Music"
Film Screening followed by Q&A with filmmaker Enrique Sánchez Lansch (Germany)
9 Dec 2012, 13.00
|White Shoes & the Couples Company|
5 Dec 2012, 19.00
|The Cambodian Space Project|
9 Dec 2012, 19.00 Goethe-Institut Jakarta
Photographic Exhibition: The Southeast Asia Movie Theater Project
Throughout the 20th century, the stand-alone movie theater was the preeminent venue for entertainment across Southeast Asia, an important social institution and a center for the distribution of information and values. For better or worse, changing technology, socio-economic structures and social mores have led to the rapid decline of these often monumental venues. Philip Jablon documented the architecture and atmosphere of over 200 stand-alone movie theaters in Thailand, Laos and Burma. His grand vision is to document all those that are still remaining throughout Southeast Asia and to evoke thoughts about the recent past, the function of cities and the act of going to the movies in the countries of Southeast Asia. Philip Jablon graduated in Sustainable Development from Chiang Mai University and his project shows his interest in the intersection between Southeast Asian architecture, development, social history and politics.
The exhibition will be complemented by photos of the Permata Movie Cinema Theater in Indonesia by Feri Latief. His pictures of this movie theater in Yogyakarta show the building’s old magic and attraction but at the same time document first signs of the decay one year before it was closed down leaving the viewer with a feeling of nostalgia. Feri Latief is a freelance news photographer, since 2006 he has been a photo contributor for National Geographic Indonesia. His work has been published in several well known media. In 2010 he received the Jakarta Journalist Appreciation Award (AJJ).
As part of this exhibition, we will also feature the documentary “Sorry, The Cinema is Closed” by Ardi Wilda Irawan which tells the story of how this very same Permata movie theater was closed down on 1 August 2010. This event represents the end of a long history of movie theatres in Yogyakarta, which at its height reached 20 movie theaters.
Sorry, The Cinema Is Closed