Creating the next generation of filmmakers



XXI Short Film Festival is the biggest nationwide short film festival organized by Cinema XXI, the largest cinema chain in Indonesia. Cinema XXI conducted the event to look for young talents in the Indonesian film industry who will become the future strength of the industry. Furthermore, the festival also represented Cinema XXI commitment and concern for the development of community-based domestic films throughout Indonesia.

XXI Short Film Festival

The XXI Short Film Festival Competition debuted in 2013, from March 21 to March 24 at Epicentrum XXI, and welcomed an audience of 3,438 people. Out of 730 short films that registered for the competition that year, 29 made it as finalists to present their film on Cinema XXI’s big screen. The finalists competed for various award categories.

The winners of XXI Short Film Festival 2013 got a scholarship from Universitas Bunda Mulia, Canon digital camera, and cash prize. For the Best Short Documentary, Best Short Fiction-Narrative, and Best Short Animation, the winning films were screened on a roadshow by Cinema XXI to give opportunity for viewers outside Jakarta area to watch them as well and therefore encourage more talents to participate in the 2014 competition.

Apart from finalists’ works, the XXI Short Film Festival 2013 also screened films from the non-competition program, such as a short retrospective film Focus On Director, produced by 2 talented directors B.W. Purbanegara and Ifa Isfansyah whose short films have gained international recognition. There were also 2 workshop sessions, namely Distribusi Film Pendek (Short Film Distribution) workshop and Rock your Short! workshop, which shared about short film distributions and music illustration usage in short films.