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Submissions Open for Jogja International Film Festival

Calling for all filmmakers to submit to Jogja International Film Festival.

The deadline for Jogja International Film Festival in FilmFreeway and Festhome is approaching. Take the opportunity before the fees rise again.

Yogyakarta, well-known as Jogja, is a city with a friendly population, rich in historical value, and adorned with cultural arts, batik, and handicrafts. It is the place where the classical Javanese art marriage with modern culture in its artworks, drama, music, puppetry.

We would like to welcome the world through the making of inspiring films and documentary created with love and passion. We accept submissions from all over the world. Jogja International Film Festival (JIFF) warmly welcome students, newcomers, history lovers, travelers, as well as professionals to compete for the best film in our Festival.

We are searching for well-executed short and feature-length narrative and documentary film in all genres but yearning about film or documentaries with social or traditional notes. Inspiring film/documentaries executed with a strong message, excellent cinematography, flow pleasingly entertaining and emotionally moving are the qualities we are looking for.


International movies with various spoken language are welcomed but must be added with English subtitles.

International Feature Films:
Feature-length narratives with a minimum running time of 60 minutes.
International Short Films:
Short narrative films with a run time of 59 minutes and below.
Documentary Feature:
Over 60 minutes in length
Documentary Short:
Runtime of 59 minutes and below
We are welcoming newcomers in the movie industry. The film director must state 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 length


JIFF is working together with the Sultanate Office to conduct Royal Ceremony and to provide an opportunity for winning filmmakers to share their knowledge with 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.

Through FilmFreeway.
CLICK HERE to submit through FilmFreeway

Through Festhome.

CLICK HERE to submit through Festhome
Through Film Festivals Alliance
Filmmakers are encouraged to submit through Film Festivals Alliance (FFA) and receive the benefit from the Money Back Guarantee Program.
CLICK HERE to submit through FFA.

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