We hope that in the years to come, we can continue to support it in order to spread the humanitarian values displayed in the Madani International Film Festival.
Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology has affirmed the government’s commitment to support film festivals organized by the film community and personalities, such as the International Film Festival Madani movie (MIFF) 2021.
MIFF 2021 is supported by the ministry with the Jakarta Art Board (DKJ) and is set to be held in a hybrid format from November 27 to December 4.
“This Madani film festival has a unique feature that makes it different from other film festivals,” the ministry’s director of film, music and new media, Ahmad Mahendra, noted in an online press conference. Friday.
“Furthermore, the theme it presents aligns with the ministry’s tolerance campaign,” he said.
Meanwhile, DKJ President Danton Sihombing said he felt it was important to organize MIFF to celebrate diversity and make cinema the vehicle to do so.
“This is the second year that DKJ has fully supported the Madani Film Festival,” he added.
“We hope that in the years to come, we can continue to support it so that we can spread the humanitarian values displayed in the Madani International Film Festival,” Sihombing said.
The theme of the Madani Film Festival this year is “Light: Sufism and Humor”.
“The theme this time is about Sufism and humor, two terms that provide a huge space to happily express and contemplate the religious journey,” noted filmmaker and MIFF festival board member Garin Nugroho.
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The film festival will showcase films from Indonesia and beyond to reflect the diversity of Muslims around the world.
“Celebrating Muslim diversity has become the slogan that Madani Film Festival evokes every year. From these films, we want to learn and appreciate the diverse cultures of Muslims,” said Sugar Nadia, Festival Director of MIFF.
The opening ceremony of MIFF 2021 will be held in an online format on Saturday at the XXI Epicentrum, Jakarta.
Pesantren (2019) a film by Shalahuddin Siregar was chosen to open the festival.
The film premiered during the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) in 2019.
This year’s MIFF will feature 13 films and seven talks which will feature international speakers such as Hassan Abdul Muthalib (Malaysia), Amir Masoud Soheili (Iran), dan Dag Yngvesson (Malaysia) as well as speakers from Indonesia.
MIFF will also collaborate with a number of institutions to host the film festival, such as East Cinema, Binus University, GusDurian Network and Kineforum.
Kineform has prepared an online viewing space for films on kineforum.eventive.org.
The film chosen to close the festival is set in Casablanca, Morocco, and features rap music called “Casablanca Beats”.
This film was one of the main nominees for the 2021 Cannes Film Festival and will premiere online on December 4 at XXI Epicentrum, Jakarta.
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