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IDOCLAB 2024

Submit Your Project!

IDOCLAB 2024 is inviting Indonesian filmmakers to join us in this year's short documentary lab. Find out more about the program's terms and conditions below. Application will be open until July 15, 2024 at 23.59 WIB.
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What is IDOCLAB?

Indonesia Documentary Lab is a film laboratory focusing on facilitating Indonesian documentary projects. This program is dedicated to Indonesian filmmakers as a platform for developing documentary storytelling & production skills.

Program Timeline

Application Deadline

July 15, 2024

Preliminary Interview

July 22–26, 2024 (Online)

Selected Project Anouncement

July 31, 2024

Project Development Workshop

August 18–25, 2024 (Offline)

Advance Research

August 26–November 1, 2024

Advance Workshop

November 3–7, 2024 (Offline)

Pitching Forum & Awarding

November 8–9, 2024

Mentor, Panelist, and Speaker

Participants will attend a series of intensive project development workshops and classes with mentors and speakers. All mentors and speakers are experts in documentary practices, scholars, and researchers. Every edition of IDOCLAB is concluded with a pitching session attended by panelists. Along with the mentors, the panelists deliberate on selecting the finalists.
  • Speaker

    Ari Trismana

    Watchdoc Documentary
    Ari Trismana
  • Mentor, Speaker

    Shalahuddin Siregar

    Filmmaker, Producer
    Shalahuddin Siregar
  • Panelist

    Sunah Kim

    Producer, Filmmaker
    Sunah Kim
  • Speaker

    Hafiz Rancajale

    Forum Lenteng
    Hafiz Rancajale
  • Mentor, Speaker

    Heejung Oh

    Producer
    Heejung Oh
  • Mentor, Speaker

    Kurnia Yudha

    Director
    Kurnia Yudha
  • Speaker

    Lidia Afrilita

    Producer
    Lidia Afrilita
  • Panelist

    Bowie Budianto

    Vision Pictures
    Bowie Budianto
  • Panelist

    Tunggal Pawestri

    HIVOS Foundation
    Tunggal Pawestri
  • Speaker

    Bani Nasution

    Director
    Bani Nasution
  • Speaker

    Eric Sasono

    Film Critic
    Eric Sasono
  • Mentor

    Arfan Sabran

    Director, Producer
    Arfan Sabran
  • Mentor, Speaker

    Francesco Montagner

    Director
    Francesco Montagner
  • Speaker

    Veronika Kusuma

    Social Anthropologist, Director
    Veronika Kusuma
  • Mentor, Speaker

    Mandy Marahimin

    Producer
    Mandy Marahimin
  • Mentor

    Fanny Chotimah

    Director, Producer
    Fanny Chotimah
  • Mentor, Speaker

    Risa Permanadeli

    Social Psychologist, Academic
    Risa Permanadeli
  • Panelist

    Gary Byung-Seok Kam

    Producer
    Gary Byung-Seok Kam
  • Speaker

    Dian Herdiany

    Yayasan Kampung Halaman
    Dian Herdiany
  • Speaker

    Ahmad Mahendra

    DPMM Kemendikbudristek RI
    Ahmad Mahendra
  • Speaker

    Rival Ahmad

    Jentera School of Law
    Rival Ahmad
  • Panelist

    Donny Ardyanto

    Kurawal Foundation
    Donny Ardyanto

Public Lectures

Discover more about documentary practices and insights through IDOCLAB Public Lectures. All courses are conducted online.
Online
Ide dan Riset dalam Film Dokumenter

Ide dan Riset dalam Film Dokumenter

Jumat, 21 Juni 2024 | 15:00 WIB

Fase pemetaan gagasan dan riset sangat diperlukan untuk menguji apakah ide yang akan dikembangkan menjadi film memiliki potensi cerita yang menarik. Keduanya menentukan konseptualisasi film agar dapat menggambarkan gagasan yang utuh. Riset yang dilakukan tak terbatas pada riset visual dan karakter saja, tetapi juga kemampuan untuk menempatkan gagasan pada konteks yang lebih luas. Fase ini sangat diperlukan untuk menguji apakah ide proyek film yang akan dikembangkan memiliki potensi cerita yang menarik atau sekadar kumpulan situasi yang deskriptif.

Narasumber

  • Arfan Sabran
    Arfan Sabran
  • Fanny Chotimah

Moderator

  • Lulu Ratna
Daftar di Sini

Past Events

For each edition, IDOCLAB curates a selection of short documentary projects eligible to participate in a set of courses, workshops, and pitching forum.
Speaker
Ari Trismana
Shalahuddin Siregar
Mentor, Speaker
Shalahuddin Siregar

Shalahuddin Siregar has been working as a documentary film director and producer for 18 years. His films have been screened in various festivals, including the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam and Dok Leipzig, and have received nominations at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. His films have also been shown on Al Jazeera Documentary Channel, Channel News Asia, and NHK World.

Sunah Kim
Panelist
Sunah Kim

Sunah Kim is a Korean-American filmmaker, currently working in South Korea. She started her film career as a narrative film producer in New York City. Since moving back to Korea in 2013, she has produced several highly acclaimed documentary features such as Singing with Angry Bird, The Birth of Resonance, Coming to You Minu, as well as an IDA-award winning Netflix Original DocuSeries My Love: Six Stories of True Love. In 2022 and 2023, she served as the Head of Industry at DMZ Docs. She also serves as a co-director of Korean Documentary Network (KDN).

Speaker
Hafiz Rancajale

Hafiz Rancajale (June 1971, Pekanbaru) graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from Institut Kesenian Jakarta (IKJ) in 1994. He is an artist, curator, film director, and co-founder of two Jakarta-based organizations, Forum Lenteng (2003) and ruangrupa (2000). With both organizations, Hafiz is frequently initiating various programs and projects focusing on arts, media, and film, both nationally and internationally. From 2003-2011, Hafiz was the Artistic Director of OK. Video-Jakarta International Video Festival; in 2013-2017 he was also a member of the Jakarta Arts Council; and from 2013 until now, he is the Artistic Director of ARKIPEL-Jakarta International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival.

Mentor, Speaker
Heejung Oh

Heejung Oh grew up in South Korea, and her life is divided between Seoul and Amsterdam. She founded Seesaw Pictures in 2017, a boutique production company with a slate of award-winning films. She has (co-)produced films selected for prestigious festivals such as Sundance, Berlinale, IDFA, CPH:DOX, IFFR, and Hotdocs. She loves working with filmmakers with strong artistic visions and sensitivity. She is an alumna of EAVE, Eurodoc, Rotterdam Lab, and Berlinale Talents, and has been invited to the selection committee of IDFA Bertha Fund, Sheffield Doc/Fest, DOK Leipzig, and AIDC.

Mentor, Speaker
Kurnia Yudha

Kurnia Yudha is a Yogyakarta-based documentary filmmaker. He has studied documentary film production independently and participated in several documentary film workshops. Yudha is currently the Director of Forum Film Dokumenter, a nonprofit organization focusing on documentary development in Indonesia. Yudha also actively works as a freelance director and documentary cameraman.

Speaker
Lidia Afrilita

Lidia started her documentary career from a film community in Padang, West Sumatra. In 2009, she produced her documentary debut, Padang in Carnival. Her second short documentary, Diary of Cattle, won in the 2018 IF/THEN Short Pitching competition, secured financing for production, and attended the editing lab at Docs by the Sea 2018. Her third short documentary, Waste on My Plate, was presented at Good Pitch Indonesia and developed at ASIADOC and American Film Showcase. In 2022, Lidia became one of the Indonesian documentary producers participating in The Doc Toolbox program organized by the European Film Market.

Bowie Budianto
Panelist
Bowie Budianto

Bowie Budianto has been involved in film industry since 2004. He has worked as a casting director and served as Chairman of the Indonesian Casting Association for two terms. Apart from being active in the film industry, he also teaches at a private university.

Panelist
Tunggal Pawestri

Tunggal Pawestri is an activist on gender justice, human rights, and civil liberties issues. She currently works as the Executive Director of the Humanist and Social Innovation Foundation (HIVOS Foundation), whose working areas include Indonesia, Timor Leste, the Philippines, and Myanmar. She is also part of Facebook’s Global Women Safety Expert Advisor team. Tunggal often writes op-eds/articles related to gender, sexuality, human rights, and civil liberties issues in the press. She has also been a producer for short films, one of which qualified for the influential competition at the Cannes Film Festival 2015.

Speaker
Bani Nasution

Bani has spent his career in film in various roles and departments. Since 2011, he founded LiarLiar Films and has been involved in various film festivals. Some of his films have been screened in local and international film festivals. Since the pandemic, Bani has learned to garden, run a homestay, and brewing tea at Ojo Megatan shop. Together with his wife and some friends, Bani started an independent film magazine called Cinémanic.

Speaker
Eric Sasono

Eric Sasono has earned his PhD in film studies from King’s College London and is a founder of Rumah Film (2007-2011). He was a board member of Yayasan Masyarakat Mandiri Film Indonesia (YMMFI) which organized JIFFest and In-Docs. Eric is one of the founders of the Indonesian Film Society in London, which aims to promote Indonesian film and culture to the public in London. Now works for a non-governmental organization in Jakarta.

Arfan Sabran
Mentor
Arfan Sabran

Arfan Sabran is an Indonesian documentary filmmaker. With his documentary debut, Suster Apung, he won the Best Film and Best Cinematography awards at the 2006 Eagle Awards. His feature-length documentary debut, The Flame (Bara), premiered at Visions du Réel 2021. His feature documentary as producer, Rabiah and Mimi, won the pitching forum at Tokyo Docs Film Festival 2019 and received an international co-production opportunity with TBS Sparkle Tokyo and premiered on NHK Japan.

Mentor, Speaker
Francesco Montagner

Francesco is an award-winning film director and mentor. Animata Resistenza (2014) is Francesco’s debut documentary, which premiered at the 71 Venice Film Festival and was awarded the Venice Classics Award for Best Documentary on Cinema. Francesco’s second feature documentary, Brotherhood (2021), premiered at the 74 Locarno Film Festival and was awarded the Pardo d’oro of Cineasti del Presente. The film has been selected in 40+ festivals worldwide (IFFR, True/False, RIDM, CPH:DOX) and awarded at several. Francesco’s short film, Asterión (2022), premiered at the 75 Locarno Film Festival in the section Corti d’autore. It won the main prize at RIGA IFF 2022, Film Fest Dresden 2023, and was nominated among the best 25 European shorts competing for the EFA awards 2023.

Speaker
Veronika Kusuma

Veronika Kusuma is a social anthropologist and artist with over 10 years of experience working in West Papua (Papua and West Papua provinces of Indonesia). She obtained her Ph.D. in anthropology and film/visual studies from Harvard University in 2018 with a dissertation on politics of identity and political movements in the region. She has carried out policy, archival and ethnographic research in Indonesia, the United States, and the Netherlands. Currently, She is an assistant professor of anthropology and international studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Mentor, Speaker
Mandy Marahimin

Mandy Marahimin started her career in the film industry as a publicist for the film Ada Apa dengan Cinta? (2002). Since then, she worked as a line producer and producer for several films and eventually founded Tanakhir Films in 2013. She has been selected to participate in Rotterdam Lab, a development program for film producers at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, as well as Berlinale Talents at the Berlinale International Film Festival. Mandy has also served as interim director at In-Docs and outreach director for Good Pitch Southeast Asia and Good Pitch Indonesia.

Mentor
Fanny Chotimah

Fanny Chotimah is a filmmaker based in Solo. Her first feature-length documentary, You and I (2020), was awarded Piala Citra and Piala Maya as Best Feature-Length Documentary, won Asian Perspective award at DMZ International Film Festival Korea, and Next:Wave Award at CPH:DOX Copenhagen, Denmark. She currently runs Kembang Gula film community where she produces and directs several short films, including Solo Love Story (2021), Riwayatmu Kini (2022), and Payung Dara (2023).

Risa Permanadeli
Mentor, Speaker
Risa Permanadeli

Risa Permanadeli is an academic who has earned a doctorate in Social Psychology from École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France. Besides being a lecturer at the European Studies Graduate Program at the Universitas Indonesia, she is also involved in research that focuses on social thought in non-Western societies, particularly in Indonesia. She researches various subjects such as modernity and modernization, role and place of women, power and its representation in society, urban culture, mythology, imagery, and oral tradition. In 2005, she founded the Center of Social Representations Studies in Jakarta.

Gary Byung-seok Kam
Panelist
Gary Byung-Seok Kam

Gary is the first ever Korean documentary producer nominated for an Academy Award based in Seoul, Korea. He is committed to crafting compelling stories and supporting independent documentary makers. His films in release include Planet of Snail (2011, director Seung-jun YI), the first Asian documentary that won Best Feature-Length Documentary at the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), the OSCAR® nominated In The Absence (2018), Shadow Flowers (2019) and Crossing Beyond, the official Olympic film for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. He has served as a mentor at the Docedge Kolkata, the DMZ International Documentary Festival, Docs by the Sea, MyDocs, EBS International Doc Fest and as a juror/selection committees at the Whickers Foundation, IDFA Forum and IDA. Gary is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science.

Speaker
Dian Herdiany

Dian Herdiany is an Anthropology graduate from Universitas Indonesia, founded Yayasan Kampung Halaman in 2006–a nonprofit organization that aims to develop the critical thinking skills of youth in communities across Indonesia. After graduating, Dian actively worked as a researcher, youth facilitator, and producer of collaborative and participatory films on youth issues. In 2011, Yayasan Kampung Halaman received The International Spotlight Award from The National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award 2011 in Washington DC, USA and became the only youth community group in Asia to receive the honor. Currently, Dian is building a social entrepreneurship: We Love You(th).

Speaker
Ahmad Mahendra
Speaker
Rival Ahmad

Rival is a law practitioner, teacher, and consultant who develops training programs and legal learning facilitation by optimizing artistic mediums and creative processes in learning. In 1998, he co-founded the Indonesian Center for Law & Policy Studies where he later pioneered and became the Head of Jentera School of Law until 2014. He is extensively involved in formulating programs and facilitating institutions for meetings and policy development, such as SPASIA, Knowledge Sector Initiative, and BesiBerani.

Donny Ardyanto
Panelist
Donny Ardyanto

Donny Ardyanto is an established pro-democracy activist in Indonesia with an extensive political network. He played an important role in the early days of Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) and Komisi untuk Orang Hilang dan Korban Tindak Kekerasan (KontraS). He was also involved in the initiative to establish the Democracy Education Association (P2D)–a democracy development center in Jakarta. Donny previously worked as Director of Research and Development at Yayasan Lembaga Bantuan Hukum Indonesia (YLBHI). He focused his work on policy research and advocacy, particularly for the expansion of access to justice in Indonesia. He is also a member of The Task Force on Justice, an initiative of the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies that brings international multi-stakeholder cooperation to accelerate the achievement of the SDGs targets on peace, justice and inclusiveness. Donny earned his bachelor’s degree in Criminology and master’s degree in Social Development Management from the University of Indonesia. Prior to joining Kurawal, Donny worked for Tifa Foundation in the Justice and Equality program.

2023 IDOCLAB participant stick a post-it note on a wall during workshop.
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