ARKIPEL – Jakarta International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival (Indonesia) > Call for young Asian curators

ARKIPEL – Jakarta International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival was initiated by Forum Lenteng to read a global phenomenon in social, political, economic and culture contexts through cinema. Of cinema, it is expected to capture the global society phenomenon, both in terms of aesthetic and socio-political context through the language of documentary and experimental filmmaking.

ARKIPEL intends to be able to deliver quality documentary (not TV documentary) and achievement of experimentation in cinema to Indonesian, Southeast Asian, and International audiences. In addition, the festival will always see the development of the cinematic language with critical thinking, regardless of the terms ‘cinema industry’ or independent cinema. For this reason, ARKIPEL will always bring a critical discourse to observe it through curatorial programs, symposium, and public lecture to broaden the knowledge of the ever-changing cutting-edge cinema aesthetics.


  1. You must not be over 30 years old when this open call is opened.

  2. Asian passport holder and you must be based in Asian countries.

  3. Previous film curating/programming experience in any events is needed.

  4. Curatorial proposal with the theme, social/kapital, max. 1,000 words in English.

  5. The curatorial is written for 1 screening slot, the maximum duration is 120 minutes.

  6. The amount and the production year of the film(s) you select are not limited.

  7. Write also the title, director’s name, released date, and duration of each film selected along with its distributor/right holder contact

  8. Films you selected must produced by Asian countries.

  9. The screening format allowed is: 8mm, 16mm, DVD, Blu-ray, digital HD file.

ARKIPEL will provide for 3 chosen young curators:

  1. Screening program at ARKIPEL 4thsocial/kapital 2016

  2. Round trip ticket to Jakarta.

  3. Accommodation for 4 (four) nights around the festival venues.

  4. Screening fee for the films.

Deadline: 11 April

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