The Indonesian Film Festival (FFI) is the highest awarding event for the Indonesian film industry. The Festival was first held by the Indonesian Film Foundation from March 30 to April 5, 1955 in Jakarta, under the name ‘National Film Appreciation Week’ or often referred to as ‘Pre-FFI’.
At first, Usmar Ismail and Djamaluddin Malik as the initiators established the FFI as a cultural event. In other words, FFI is a form of evaluating films that are locally produced in the course of one year. The Festival does not only create a competition process, but also serves as a map to read the dynamics of the Indonesian film industry.
Cinema XXI fully supports the implementation of the FFI by providing a place for the judging process, both for the judges to watch the nominated films and a place for discussion.