Jakarta – This year's Indonesian Film Festival (FFI) marked another big win for the country's art-house cinema.
Film & Television
December 3, 2022
December 2, 2022
Felix Martua, Jakarta – The two-year global pandemic and the surge of digital streaming platforms have put Indonesia's radio stations on edge.
November 17, 2022
Radhiyya Indra, Jakarta – As this year's Indonesian Film Festival (FFI) draws closer, the award committee has disclosed its final jury in charge of picking the winners.
November 16, 2022
Tenggara Strategics, Jakarta – The government finally migrated on Nov.
November 3, 2022
Jakarta – The Indonesian government has launched a complete switch from analog television to digital since midnight on Wednesday but several broadcasters continued to air on analog chan
October 7, 2022
Deni Ghifari, Jakarta – The Communications and Information Ministry has once again postponed the analog switch-off (ASO) program for Jakarta, leading experts to question whether digital
August 14, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – The quality and appeal of child-friendly broadcast programs in Indonesia are improving with an increase in their advertising revenue, deputy chairperson of the Indones
August 11, 2022
Jakarta – The Indonesian government sticks to its plan of ceasing analog television broadcast entirely on November 2, the Communication and Information Technology Ministry confirmed on
June 27, 2022
An interview with filmmaker Irene Yuliana Fatagur
April 22, 2022
Herman, Jakarta – Indonesia is set to begin the first phase of migration to digital broadcasts next week after many delays, with the government expecting to complete the whole process b
September 10, 2021
In what appears to be an attempt to save face, the Indonesian Broadcast Commission (KPI) has once again distanced itself from involvement in the blurring of bikinis worn by female carto
August 20, 2021
Faris Alfiq – The Indonesian Broadcast Commission has given a written warning to South Jakarta-based television channel, Trans TV, over its broadcast of the 2017 movie, Baywatch.
August 17, 2021
Arnoud Arps – On the 13th of August 2021, four days before Indonesia celebrated its 76th year of independence, Jim Taihuttu's De Oost [henceforth The East] was released worldwide.
August 11, 2021
Diatyka Widya Permata Yasih and Vedi Hadiz – Since the turn of the millennium, a variety of Indonesian films featuring Islamic characters grappling with moral issues have emerged.
August 9, 2021
Ian Lloyd Neubauer, Jakarta – With undeniably dreamy backdrops and colorful local culture, the Indonesian island of Bali has lured foreign filmmakers for nearly as long as there has bee
August 5, 2021
Indonesia may finally be seeing progress in pushing back overzealous TV censors after officials deemed athletes wearing bikinis and swimsuits while competing at the Olympics to be total
June 4, 2021
A lot of us joked that the showrunners of a controversial sinetron (Indonesian soap opera) would use a trite storytelling device to replace a teen actress.
June 2, 2021
Indonesians are calling for severe sanctions toward a TV network after it aired some extremely disturbing content in a soap opera pertaining to the sexualization of a child.
May 31, 2021
Istiqomatul Hayati, Jakarta – Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno is campaigning for the Back to Movie Theaters and Watch National Films movement.
April 10, 2021
Jakarta – The Indonesian Broadcasting Commission issued guideline for broadcasting during the fasting month of Ramadan. It turned into a moral police force.
Istiqomatul Hayati, Jakarta – The documentary 'Pulau Plastik' or Plastic Island will be played limitedly in theaters starting April 22, to coincide with the commemoration of World Earth
March 24, 2021
Marco Ferrarese, Jakarta – You know that the nightmare is not over when the Queen of Black Magic picks up her severed head and slots it back onto her neck as if nothing has happened.
January 13, 2021
An Indonesian cartoon for children has become the subject of a controversy related to Islamic radicalism ahead of the show's movie debut.
October 28, 2020
Alya Nurbaiti, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo inaugurated a new station of state-owned television provider TVRI in West Papua on Wednesday, coinciding with the commemoration o
September 17, 2020
Muhammad Beni Saputra – In August, RCTI and iNews TV – two television stations owned by Indonesia's most influential media oligarch and Perindo Party Chairman Hary Tanoesoedibjo – filed
August 28, 2020
Budi Irawanto – The short film Tilik (Ladies on Top), directed by young filmmaker Wahyu Agung Prasetya, has become a social media sensation in Indonesia.
August 18, 2020
Ivany Atina Arbi, Jakarta – Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Minister Tjahjo Kumolo has sparked public outrage after sharing links of Indonesian movies, which were illegally uploa
August 17, 2020
David Hanan – The evolution of the Indonesian film industry is marked not only by its economic development, but more importantly by the contribution of the country's best filmmakers.
May 12, 2020
Ramadani Saputra, Jakarta – A group of sportscasters working for state-owned TV broadcaster TVRI is demanding up to seven months in back salaries, claiming they haven't been paid since
February 12, 2020
Diana Mariska, Jakarta – The Australian Embassy is bringing back its annual film festival to six cities across Indonesia.
January 31, 2020
Jakarta – The chaos at Republic of Indonesia Television (TVRI) seems to be never-ending.
January 27, 2020
Asni Ovier, Jakarta – Indonesian film "Lima" has been invited to the 16th Kazan International Muslim Film Festival in the Russian Federation state of Tatarstan scheduled for September.
January 25, 2020
James Massola and Karuni Rompies, Jakarta – The streaming company doesn't want to talk about it. The head of the fatwa board denies it.
January 23, 2020
Jakarta – The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) has said that it is ready to issue a fatwa against popular streaming service Netflix should the platform be reported and found to have host
January 22, 2020
Jakarta – The supervisory board of public television broadcaster TVRI has criticized its former president director, Helmy Yahya, who was fired from his position after purchasing the ri
January 14, 2020
Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – New film "Anak Garuda," or "Children of Garuda," produced by the Selamat Pagi Indonesia School in Batu, East Java, has transformed the heartbreaking stories of yo
An online campaign aiming to sway public opinion against Netflix in Indonesia has not yielded its desired outcome, as netizens in the country defended the streaming giant in numbers ag
January 10, 2020
Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – New documentary film "Nyanyian Akar Rumput," or "Song of the Grassroots," attempts to bring public attention back to the still-unsolved disappearance of poet and
January 7, 2020
Does anyone think that a single country can enforce protectionist policies against the global behemoth that is Netflix?
December 20, 2019
Vela Andapita, Jakarta – A new Portuguese-language Netflix comedy "The First Temptation of Christ" has made world headlines after sparking controversy and anger for depicting Jesus Chr
November 26, 2019
Budiarti Utami Putri, Bogor – Communication and Informatics Ministry (Kominfo) planned to strengthen the authority of the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI).
November 22, 2019
Dias Prasongko, Jakarta – The House of Representatives' (DPR) Information Commission asked public broadcasters, RRI and TVRI, to serve as the government's public relations.
November 19, 2019
Jakarta – Islamic boarding schools in Indonesia, or pesantren, have an image problem.
September 18, 2019
Indonesia has selected the controversial coming-of-age drama Memories of My Body as its submission for the international feature film category at the 2020 Oscars.
September 16, 2019
Children's cartoon Spongebob Squarepants has fallen afoul of Indonesia's broadcasting watchdog. Again.
August 9, 2019
Mikael Johani – The wait is, finally, almost over.
June 27, 2019
Ferry Noviandi, Ismail – Falcon Picture is again producing a film based on a story taken from a novel by Indonesia foremost author Pramoedya Ananta Toer.
June 19, 2019
Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – The producers of Bumi Manusia, or This Earth of Mankind the movie, a long-awaited adaptation of Pramoedya Ananta Toer's 1980 classic leftist novel based on the li
April 29, 2019
Aisha Shaidra and Chitra Paramaesti, Jakarta – A number of rejections loomed over the release of Garin Nugroho's latest film entitled Kucumbu Tubuh Indahku, released internationally as
April 27, 2019
Feru Lantara, Depok – The Depok Indonesian Ulama Council (MUI) in West Java has issued a letter supporting the Depok government's decision to ban the screening of the film "Memories of