Indonesian Film Festival

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Festival Film Indonesia
Citra Award and Vidia Award
Awarded for Excellence in cinematic achievements
Country Indonesia
Presented by Indonesian Film Festival Committee
First awarded 1955 (Citra Awards); 1986 (Vidia Awards)[1]
Official website

Festival Film Indonesia (in English: Indonesian Film Festival) or known as FFI is an annual film festival organised by Indonesian Film Festival Committee. The festival show features announcement of Piala Citra (in English: Citra Award) winners and presentation of best Indonesian films of each year.


  • 1955, 1960, and 1967: Three times, the Pekan Apresiasi Film Nasional (in English: National Film Appreciation Week) were held in Jakarta.
  • 1973–92: The event renamed to Festival Film Indonesia and it became held annually. The trophy/award named Piala Citra (Citra Award). The All-Indonesia Cinema Owners' Association (Gabungan Pengusaha Bioskop Seluruh Indonesia, or GPBSI) grants the Antemas Award, named for the producer Antemas.[3]
  • 1993–2003 (dormant): The festival discontinued because the quantity of good Indonesian movies had dropped significantly since the early 1990s. In the 1990s, most Indonesian movie producers created low budget, B-class movies. The movie producers had suffered great loss of revenue because of growing piracy in Indonesia. Since 1992, most high class and mid-range cinemas prefer to show American, Hong Kong and Taiwanese movies. Low budget Indonesian movies are shown only in low-class cinemas, open theater cinemas, portable cinemas, direct to video, or through TV stations.
  • 2004–present: The Indonesian Film Festival committee has been formed and FFI being held annually since 2004.

Citra Awards[edit]

Citra Awards are accolades by the Committee to recognize excellence of professionals in the Indonesian film industry, including directors, actors, and writers. Starting from 2009, Indonesian Film Festival Committee replaced the National Body of Motion Picture as the official event organizer of Indonesian Film Festival. The Committee also have been authorized by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Indonesia to organize the operational process of Citra Awards' ceremony and the selection (voting) of nominations and winners.[4]

Citra Award often mistakenly called as FFI Award. FFI (Indonesian Film Festival) is the title of the event where the Citra Award winners announced.

Current Awards[edit]

The categories of Citra Awards are:[5]

  • Best Film (in Indonesian: Film Terbaik): 1955 to present
  • Best Director (Sutradara Terbaik): 1955 to present
  • Best Leading Actor (Pemeran Utama Pria Terbaik): 1955 to present
  • Best Leading Actress (Pemeran Utama Wanita Terbaik): 1955 to present
  • Best Supporting Actor (Pemeran Pendukung Pria Terbaik): 1955 to present
  • Best Supporting Actress (Pemeran Pendukung Wanita Terbaik): 1955 to present
  • Best Writing – Original Screenplay (Skenario Asli Terbaik): 2009 to present
  • Best Writing – Adapted Screenplay (Skenario Adaptasi Terbaik): 2009 to present
  • Best Cinematography (Penata Sinematografi Terbaik): 1955 to present
  • Best Art Direction (Penata Artistik Terbaik): 1955 to present
  • Best Film Editing (Penyunting Terbaik): 1955 to present
  • Best Sound Editing & Mixing (Penata Suara Terbaik): 1955 to present
  • Best Original Score (Penata Musik Terbaik): 1955 to present
  • Best Documentary Feature (Film Dokumenter Panjang Terbaik): 2004 to present
  • Best Short Film (Film Pendek Terbaik): 2004 to present

Retired Awards[edit]

  • Best Screenplay (Skenario Terbaik): 1955 to 2008

Special Awards[edit]

  • Best Documentary Short Subject (Film Dokumenter Pendek Terbaik): 2009
  • Best Director in Short Film (Penghargaan Khusus Sutradara Film Pendek Terbaik): 2009
  • Best New Director (Penghargaan Khusus Sutradara Baru Terbaik): 2009
  • Best Film for Children (Penghargaan Khusus Film Anak-anak Terbaik): 2009
  • Best Animated Feature (Penghargaan Khusus Film Animasi Terbaik): 2008
  • Lifetime Achievement Award (Penghargaan Pengabdian dan Dedikasi Seumur Hidup): 2006, 2009 & 2010

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Piala Vidia 1992, Retrieved 4 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Basic Problem of Indonesian Film Community" (in Indonesian). FilmAlternatif. 2007. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  3. ^ Apa Siapa Orang Film Indonesia [What and Who: Film Figures in Indonesia] (in Indonesian). Jakarta: Indonesian Ministry of Information. 1999. p. 60. OCLC 44427179. 
  4. ^ "FFI 2009" (in Indonesian). Kompas. 2009. Retrieved 12 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "History of FFI" (in Indonesian). KFFI. 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2010. 

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