to Madura, a place with profound spiritualism, religion, and
open-hearted people. Madura has a long history and patriotic
trait that shaped what Indonesia is now. The island is ruled
under the administration of East Java and located only on the
other side of the Strait of Madura that is very close to
Surabaya, the capital city of East Java. A few years ago, the
strait was bridged by the beautiful Suramadu Bridge.
though Madura is very near to a cosmopolitan city, the island
kept its originality and uniqueness. Back in the 16 century,
they are a powerful and independent kingdom. It was famous for
their fearless sailors as well as their unique culture and
tradition, like the bull racing, traditional cloth, and the
international famous herbal drink 'jamu'.
Madura International Film Festival wishes to make the island and
the culture famous internationally to honor the profound art the
island has and the bravery of the Indonesian ancestors. We want
to communicate the art of filmmaking and the modern film
industry with the past, to honor the uniqueness of our culture
and tradition and the good value systems that have been firmly
held by our heroes and ancestors.
International Film Festival invites all filmmakers, newcomers,
film enthusiast, and students to shine their masterpiece in our
Festival and make their voice heard through the work of art.
Ceremony will be held and hosted in Madura, East Java, in
cooperation with the government of Madura and the Royal Palace
in Madura. Many kings and queens from Nusantara will be invited.
The festival will also be featuring screenings, film-making
workshops, and a special meet-and-greet with the king. Winning
filmmakers will also be introduced to the Madura custom and
the formal and exquisite Event, winning filmmakers would have
the chance to have a journey of the picturesque Mount Bromo,
that sits in the middle of a dessert look-alike called the "Sea
of Sand", in the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. Bromo is
also well known as the best sunrise experience in the world.