Is it the End of the Reel for the Jakarta International Film Festival?1 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
When JiFFest debuted in Jakarta, Asian countries such as Singapore and South Korea already had international-scale film festivals.
Unlike music and sports events, it is difficult to obtain sponsorship for film, art or cultural events from corporations such as tobacco companies.
For many, JiFFest is more than just a series of films for audiences to watch. For Indonesian filmmakers, it is an opportunity to connect with their local and foreign counterparts. Over the years, numerous big names in the international film industry have attended and presented workshops.