For a Cause was established to
participate in building awareness to create a better day-to-day
The judges of the Festival are
looking for films about humanity, mistreatment, injustice, and
particular issues that made us questions about the truth. Make us
thrilled with your inspirational films. We are eager to be triggered
by stories that tickle our hearts, wet our eyes with tears, and
looking for films carrying emotion, produced with love and care for
others, and directed skillfully above the standards of filmmaking.
Save the world through
filmmaking. Save the world by spreading your message through the
world of filmmaking.
Start your movement from small by
making a film beautiful, make it great, speak your mind about your
inspiring film to the global audience, and let it soar. Create the
awareness about our environment or our neighborhood we live in.
We receive submissions from all
over the world. For a Cause accepts feature and short film,
documentary (any length), screenplay, music video, and welcomes
newcomers. With the all-in-one package, juries of the festival will
value various skillful performance such as directing,
cinematography, editing, performance, story, acting, sound,
production design, costume design, music, etc. Separate awards are
given if the films pass the judgment phase.
During the Festival season, we
will conduct a press conference, awards ceremony, workshop, and
screen dozens of films. The organizers of the Film Festival have
been building a mutual relationship with the largest Indonesian
cinema network, several private foundations, and international
culture centers. For years, the organizers have been conducting
yearly outstanding awards ceremony attended by kings, sultans,
queens, ministers, senators, parliament members, notable guests,
artists, and leading newspapers.
OPEN SUBMISSION: August 10, 2017 -
When your movie is officially
selected, we will contact you by email on the October 30, 2018.
Awards Ceremony: November 2018
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION
International Feature Film:
Feature-length narratives with a
minimum running time of 51 minutes.
International movies with various spoken language are welcomed but
must be added with English subtitles.
International Short Film:
Short narrative films with a runtime
of 50 minutes or less.
International Documentary Feature
Documentary with runtime over 51
International Documentary Short
Documentary with a runtime of 50
minutes or less.
We are welcoming newcomer in the
movie industry. The film director must state that the movie is his
or her third movie (or under) on his/her application.
Scriptwriting Contest (un-produced)
Original and adapted feature and
short screenplay (maximum pages: 120 pages). Open for all genre
(film and documentary) from any length. All submission must be in
English. Submission format: pdf.
We accept music video with duration
less than 5 minutes.
List of categories:
director, producer, cinematographer, art director, costume designer,
make-up and hair stylist, story, sound editor, music director,
editor, screenplay, visual effect, visual effect editor, actor,
actress, supporting actor, supporting actress, couple performance,
ensemble cast, newcomer performance, child performance, animation.
All-in-one Package: a filmmaker
can choose up to 5 categories.
Please email us at
pertains to all Work(s) submitted to For a Cause:
Be it known to any filmmaker or submitter, by submitting your film(s)
or screenplay to For a Cause (the Festival), you agree to all TERMS
AND CONDITIONS below in full.
1. The submitter guarantee that all rights and releases have been
legally secured, including music rights, songs, etc. and the
submitter releases the Festival and all its member from any legal
2. If nominated, 2 DVD PAL and 1 (one) Blu-ray (optional) or DCP
(optional), must be sent. Mark case and DVD, with the title, length,
and director's name. Please mark your film with "No Commercial Value
- For Cultural Purposes Only" either on the envelope and the
shipping invoices. Although every possible care will be taken with
DVDs while in our possession, however, we cannot accept
responsibility for unforeseen loss, stolen, or damage of entries.
Please do not send originals. We do not receive downloads of any
3. All transportation/shipping costs (including customs clearance)
to Jakarta, plus fees for insurance while in transit, must be borne
by the participants (please write: For Cultural Purposes only - Not
for commercial use). The Festival Director reserves the right to
refuse any shipment involving unpaid costs.
4. All submissions should be sent pre-paid.
5. The Festival will not return your screening and exhibition
6. All submission fees are non-refundable.
7. All selection committees' and juries' decisions are finals.
8. Only producers or directors can receive the physical awards at
the Awards Ceremony.
9. Regardless of the Prize and the winning status, winning
filmmakers who can't attend the Awards Ceremony in Jakarta, will
only receive laurels.
10. The festival has the right to disqualify a winning film for any
reasons, without having to explain the reasons to the submitter.
11. Submission of an entry gives the festival permission to have
accepted work exhibited, photographed, locally telecast, and
reproduced either in part or whole, for educational or publicity
purposes. Filmmakers can request in writing that their material
should not be used for such purposes after the Festival.
12. We do not pay any screening fees. Not all winning films will be
screened. The festival has the full right to select the winning
films to be screened.
13. The Festival Directorate may deny participation to any film
unable to meet the technical requirements for a public screening of
14. The Festival Management reserves the right to make changes in
the profile of the Festival if it becomes necessary to do so due to
circumstances beyond his/her control.
15. All filmmakers/submitters are expected to keep communications
with the Festival professional and in good taste. Failure to do so
may result in disqualification at any point in the adjudication
process, including the nullification of Official Selection status or
nominations. That stated, the Festival will only communicate with
the person who submitted his/her film to the festival, and that
Festival should not be expected to communicate with any other
16. The festival has the right to work with any institution and
partner festivals for all kind of cooperation, including joint
events or promotions.
17. The Festival reserves the right to make any necessary changes in
regulations or scheduling.
18. The submitter/filmmaker also acknowledges that remediation of
any sort will be limited to a refund of their submission fees.
19. Films could be from any year.
20. All disputes in respect of any matter relating to the
International Film Festivals shall be subjected to the exclusive
jurisdiction of the competent courts in North Jakarta. Any dispute
arising as a result of submission to the Festival will have a
recourse limited to the lesser of either the submission fee paid or
the cost of correcting the issue.
By submitting to our Festival, submitter/filmmaker:
- indicates that they have read, understand, agree with, and will
comply all of the Terms and Condition above, and accept all of the
terms and conditions herein, in their entirety, without
- agree to indemnify us and hold us and our employees, owners,
affiliates, and partners harmless from all claims and liability
associated with your participation or entry to the Festival.