Indonesia film recorded already there since 1900. Film which rotated that time is still limited silent film which no sound. Movie playback done in cinema. Cinema existing first established on December 5th 1900. Located at Tanah Abang area, Batavia(now Jakarta as the capital city of Indonesia). At that time, Indonesia was still under Dutch East Indies, under the authority of the Dutch kingdom.
Although there are already films shown around 1900, new in 1926 produced first Indonesia film. Silent film with title Loetoeng Kasaroeng is the first film produced in Indonesia. The film is screened in theaters Elite and Majestic, Bandung. Indonesian film this played by actors and actresses Film Java NV from Bandung. Directed by two Dutch nationals G. Kruger and L. Heuveldop.
Since that time Indonesia film began to grow and begin to produce other films. In 1931 began to be made movie with sound, Indonesie Malaise produced Halimoen Film.
Film is present in Indonesia with new spirit in 1950, because in that year Indonesia has a film production house which is managed by the people native Indonesia. Usmar Ismail was the first Indonesia film director who producing films Indonesia, He is also known as the Father of Film Indonesia because these kindness.
Film directed by Usmar Ismail is Darah dan Doa (Blood and Prayer), the first time shooting took place on March 30, 1950. And on March 30 every year is celebrated as the Day of Indonesia Film. Darah dan Doa rated as the first film of a typical Indonesia. With the continued development of Indonesia film followed by the development of cinema in Indonesia. Metropole opened in 1951, the largest and grandest theaters at the time.
Developments in the 1980 movie good progress. Because at this period Indonesia film produced with quality. So it becomes the best films in Indonesia at that time. The film is famous for the Catatan si Boy (1987) produce up to five series. Indonesia also produced historical film, Tjoet Nja Dhien (1986), Pendekar Ksatria (1988), Soerabaia 45 (1990).
Although in the 1980 Indonesia movie progressed, however on years 1992-1997 film production has decreased, followed by the film quality is not good. Less than 10 pieces of films produced each year. Indonesia film production decline is due to several factors, competition with among national private television many emerging at that time. Moreover happen anyway the monetary crisis in mid-1997 that disrupt the Indonesian economy in general.
Indonesia film less productive for about five years. Towards the year 2000, film workers start earning with their new creation. Although still ups and downs and not many films produced in terms of quality, but there is increasing especially in terms of theme. Petualangan Sherina (1999), Ada Apa Dengan Cinta (2001) is a movie that marks the return of Indonesia film. From year to year film production continued to increase followed by a positive response from the public, this is evidenced by the enthusiasm of the audience for new movie in theaters. Moreover followed by the growth of the cinema with a new concept that makes the film fans to enjoy the film in theaters.
The long road taken by the Indonesia film with up and down, but now Indonesia be proud with creative people in the film world. Thanks to their movie in Indonesia could be the pride of the country its own, even be able to compete internationally.
Indonesia Film Festival was first held in 1955. However not continue to run on an ongoing basis in the following year. For the second was held in 1960. Seven years later, held for the third time. Indonesia Film Festival was held regularly from 1973. Began however stalled again in 1992 and restarted in 2004 until now.
Indonesia Film Festival was an event for the film industry's highest accolade in Indonesia. The event was organized aiming to give appreciation to the film industry players in Indonesia. As well as the big picture of progress and development of the film in Indonesia. Through the Indonesia Film Festival can be known films that have been produced and responses from the movie lovers about the quality of the film.
Every Indonesia Film Festival held there are several categories nominated to become the champion of which are :
1. Best Film
2. Best Director.
3. Best Male Actor.
4. Best Female Actress.
5. Best Male Supporting Actor.
6. Best Female Supporting Actor.
7. Best Original Screenplay.
8. Best Adapted Screenplay.
9. Best Cinematography.
10. Best Editing.
11. Best Artistic.
12. Best Sound.
13. Best Music.
In Indonesia Film Festival winner who nominated are entitled to awards or trophies. Trophy as the best form of recognition of the creation they have done. Indonesia Film Festival gives trophy Citra for each category to be nominated. Citra which means the shadow is the highest form of appreciation for film perpetrators in Indonesia.
Indonesia Film Festival is held each year and held at the end of the year, precisely in December at the beginning or middle of the month. As for the ever-changing place in every the event.
Through a long journey to reach the film Indonesia today. The best works created so much. Starting from the beginning of history of film Indonesia until now. Besides getting appreciation from the people of Indonesia, not a few the film that get International award. A pride that deserves to be appreciated.
Indonesia film best all the time and get the award include :
Films directed by Eros Djarot tells of heroism Tjoet Nja Dien, Indonesia heroine from Aceh. Describing people of Aceh struggles to resist Dutch colonial. As the best film at the 1988 Indonesia Film Festival. Indonesia film first screened at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival.
This film marks the revival of Indonesia film ever unproductive. The film is getting a trophy Citra in Indonesia Film Festival in 2004 community choices film category. Ada Apa Dengan Cinta ? (What’s Up With Love ?) is a movie with the theme of love during school and directed by Rudi Soedjarwo.
Action movie that combines martial arts from Indonesia told me about SWAT (special weapons and tactic ) team to conquer drug bookie in a building. The film is directed by Gareth Evans. In the International event The Raid was awarded the Cadillac People's Choice Midnight Madness Award at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in 2011.
Indonesia film became the pride of for his accomplishments that have been obtained with the spirit and hard work. International Award is evidence of the achievements of the Indonesia film.