Indonesian Film Festival

14th April - 2nd May

The Indonesian Film Festival is the largest celebration of Indonesian screen culture in Australia.

The IFF showcases an eclectic range of arthouse cinema from a country known for its striking beauty and rich culture, including the works of some of Indonesia’s most renowned filmmakers.

IFF has a range of screenings start from the 14th of April 2018 with their main screenings running from the 26th of April to the 2nd of May. 

First established in 2006, the Indonesian Film Festival (IFF) is the most prominent celebration of Indonesian cinema in Australia. Held annually in Melbourne, IFF is managed by a non-profit organisation, Indonesian Film Festival (IFF) Inc. which aims to promote the appreciation of Indonesian culture in Australia, as well as raising international awareness of the burgeoning Indonesian film culture.
The 13th Indonesian Film Festival will be showcasing an eclectic range of commercial and art house cinema, from a particular corner of the globe often known for its striking beauty and rich culture. With this year’s theme, ‘Spectrum of Narratives’, the festival will be exploring the cinematic development of the Indonesian film industry throughout the years. IFF pledges to deliver a high standard of cultural and educational entertainment to audiences of all ages.

Sessions Summary

Festival Summary




14 Apr - 2 May 2018


ACMI Federation Square


No laughing matter: Armando Iannucci’s The Death of Stalin reveals the anxieties of team Putin

Armando Iannucci’s dark comedy The Death of Stalin, on general release in Australia from March 29, has caused controversy in Russia. After a preview in the Ministry of Culture in late...

16 April 2018

Steven Spielberg: Netflix movies deserve Emmys, not Oscars

‘Once you commit to a television format, you’re a TV movie’ Steven Spielberg has changed the way cinema works multiple times, the director’s blockbusters — Jaws, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, E.T. — casting huge...

12 April 2018

Steven S. DeKnight interview: Pacific Rim Uprising, sequels, and losing Charlie Hunnam

The Daredevil showrunner sat down with The Independent to talk about his directorial debut.  Steven S. DeKnight has had an incredibly impressive career. Starting as a writer on the MTV series Undressed, the filmmaker moved onto the popular...

11 April 2018

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