La Fête du Cinéma | Jakarta International Photo Festival | Balinese art legend exhibition | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (June 28-30)

Photo: Institut Français Indonesia
Photo: Institut Français Indonesia

La Fête du Cinéma (The Cinema Festival) was held for the first time in 1985 by National Federation of French Cinema (FNCF), French Ministry of Culture, and the union of cinema professionals. In present day, La Fête du Cinéma is held all over the world, including Indonesia. There are four major themes for this year’s La Fête du Cinéma: Histoires d’amitiés (stories of friendship), Pour se faire peur (horror stories), en forme pour l’été (summertime stories), and hommage à Michel Legrand (tribute to Michel Legrand). Other than Jakarta, La Fête du Cinéma will also be held in other cities across Indonesia, including Bandung, Semarang, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Medan, Bali, and Makassar. Complete rundown of the festival is available here.

Thursday, June 27 – Sunday, July 7 at various locations in Jakarta: Institut Français Indonesia (IFI) Thamrin, IFI Wijaya, Kineforum, and Kinosaurus. Free entry, except for screenings at Kinosaurus, Kemang (IDR35,000).


JIPFest – Jakarta International Photo Festival

Indonesia’s first international photography festival, The Jakarta International Photo Festival (JIPFest), will feature various events such as public lectures, workshops, urban photo tours, fringe events, panel discussions, and exhibitions. JIPFest will be held at 17 locations across Central Jakarta, including Taman Ismail Marzuki (TIM). The theme for the first ever JIPFest is “identity”. More than 50 international photography experts will be involved, and the complete rundown is available on JIPFest’s official website.

JIPFest is currently running until July 9 at Taman Ismail Marzuki and various public spaces across Central Jakarta. Free entry for most events, more details are available on JIPFest’s official website and social media platforms.


Hang The DJ – Jameson Bar Takeover

Come around and party in this special edition of #HangTheDJ. the SAFEHOUSE is joining forces with Jameson Indonesia, as they present a bar takeover by their brand ambassador Kevin O’Neill. Three cocktails will be presented and one of them is the SAFEHOUSE’s upcoming signature cocktail, “Ramu Jamu”. Awesome tunes will be provided by Studiorama DJs and Henry Foundation. PS: you can get special prices for Jameson cocktails and bottles in this event only.

Friday, June 28 at the SAFEHOUSE, Kuningan. RSVP at +62 21 579 045 45 or the SAFEHOUSE’s official website.


Spanish Film Festival 2019

This weekend, enjoy selections of Spanish films in the Spanish Film Festival Jakarta 2019 at Kineforum. There are five films that will be screened in the festival, from La Isla Mínima by Alberto Rodríguez Librero, Los Exiliados Románticos by Jonás Trueba, to Loreak by Jon Garaño and José María Goenaga.

Friday, June 28 – Sunday, June 30 at Kineforum Jakarta. Free entry, tickets are available on the spot one hour before screening.

I Gusti Nyoman Lempad (1862-1978) was a Balinese painter, sculptor, and traditional architect who built many houses and temples on the island of Gods. Lempad was one of the Balinese artists who was influenced by western art, but his works were mainly inspired by local legends and myths, resulting in limitless and imaginative works. This exhibition will show several of Lempad’s works owned by art collectors in Jakarta and Bali. Don’t miss the special multimedia show, which combines the animations based on Lempad’s works and archives and experimental music, on Friday, June 28 – Sunday, June 30. The exhibition will be closed on the days of a special multimedia show.

The exhibition is currently running until July 7 at Komunitas Salihara, Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta; excluding Mondays, national holidays and the days of a special multimedia show. Free entry; IDR50,000 for special multimedia show, available on the spot and Komunitas Salihara’s official website.

Two of the interactive art installations that will be featured in ‘teamLab Future Park' Jakarta. Photo: Instagram/@futureparkjakarta
Two of the interactive art installations that will be featured in ‘teamLab Future Park’ Jakarta. Photo: Instagram/@futureparkjakarta

This one’s for your Instagram feed: teamLab Future Park, an interactive digital art installation from Tokyo, opened June 20 and will remain open until December 20 at Gandaria City mall. The exhibition combines technology and art to give a sense of what form art could take in the future. Located on the second floor of Gandaria City in a 2,000 square meter area, the exhibition will feature five interactive installation artworks. Bring along the kids as teamLab Future Park Jakarta is a child-friendly exhibition. For more information, read our story here.

The exhibition is currently running until December 20 at Gandaria City mall, South Jakarta. Tickets starting from IDR135,000 – IDR175,000.

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