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2022 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: ASIA presented by the Sundance Institute and XRM Media is proud to announce the return of the 2022 edition of the festival on Thursday 25 – Sunday 28 August, 2022 in Jakarta, Indonesia with support from IDN Media.

The Festival is an expansion of the Sundance Institute’s programming, further championing and promoting visibility for independent storytelling before a wider global audience. Our aim is to support, connect, promote and celebrate the independent film community across Asia, while showcasing a selection of films from the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.

Join us for our film screenings, a short film competition, and panels with local and international filmmakers for our inaugural in-person Festival in Jakarta, as we look ahead to explore new voices and emerging talents together.


“We are thrilled to be collaborating with XRM Media for the first in-person edition of Sundance Film Festival: Asia in Jakarta. We are joined by a group of filmmakers whose work represents the independent spirit of the Sundance Film Festival and we can’t wait for local audiences to experience the humor, emotion, and beauty of these films. We are grateful for the opportunity to celebrate independent filmmaking in Indonesia and to create the space for conversation and an exchange of ideas during this weekend.”

— Kim Yutani, Director of Programming, Sundance Film Festival


“Through this alliance, we are excited to work together with IDN Media and The Institute to strengthen collaboration, unity, and inclusiveness within Indonesia and across Asia with the rest of the indie filmmaking world. XRM Media is honored to host our first in-person Sundance Film Festival: Asia in Jakarta. Together with our local partners, we look forward to opening the pathways to new creative and innovative global relations.”

— Michael Y. Chow, Co-Founder, XRM Media


“We are very excited to work together to create the in-person festival experience and continue to serve the best interest of movie lovers in Indonesia. We hope that the Sundance platform can continue to push the movie industry forward.”

William Utomo, Chief Operating Officer, IDN Media


“Sundance Film Festival: Asia offers an exciting opportunity to connect with the Asian community around independent filmmaking. We share a vision with our partners XRM Media and IDN Media to use storytelling to connect communities and inspire new artists in Indonesia and support the development of Asian artists through our filmmaking programs”

— Joana Vicente, CEO of the Sundance Institute




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