Purbalingga Film Festival
Purbalingga Film Festival (FFP) was first held in 2006 and commonly known as “Purbalingga Film Parade”. The parade takes place in Bina Sejahtera building and attracts audience of around 500 on each day of its film screening. It then keeps going until today and is called with its current name, Festival Film Purbalingga. In 2017, FFP held its 11th edition.
FFP is an annual festival programme by CLC Purbalingga, along with dissemination, library, and cultural discussion that are run in the form of workshop (writing, filmmaking, etc.), discussion, regular film screening, and many more. All these programmes aim for building a new culture of watching film to locals of Purbalingga in particular and Banyumas Raya in general, as well as becoming a learning space that uses films as its media.
During three full weeks of its event, FFP toured the villages throughout the 5 districts of Banyumas Raya; Purbalingga, Banjarnegara, Banyumas, Cilacap, and Kebumen. Around 20 villages are visited every year, and the locals of these villages are directly involved in organising Layar Tanjleb programme (film display in the form of free outdoor film screening) in their area. Both long and short Indonesian films are played in this programme.
As for short fiction and documentary film competition programme dedicated to high and junior high school students in Purbalingga and Banyumas Raya, this competition is considered as a dissemination space that creates new talents every year.
When in Purbalingga, you can also enjoy the travel programme Plesir Purbalingga offered by the festival crew. You are invited in this programme to visit local villages with the festival crew on a pickup car through a challenging travel route. Upon your arrival in the village, you will take part in displaying films to local villagers.
Posted on 5 April 2018