Third Annual Anti-Corruption Festival Continues to Thrive in Indonesia

Poster-Kompetisi-ACFFest-edit1On December 10th, 2015, Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) celebrated Anti-Corruption Day by hosting the third annual Anti-Corruption Film Festival (ACFFest) at the New Majestic Theater in Bandung, Indonesia. The annual event, created in 2013, serves as a positive force for citizen engagement in the fight against corruption. The KPK’s campaign aims to educate and disseminate the values of anti-corruption to all of Indonesian society.

Film is considered one of the most effective ways to raise public awareness and engage the local community, especially the youth. The festival is a uniquely creative event with exhibitions and discussion forums run with support from USAID and Management Systems International (MSI).

Management Systems International (MSI) has supported the film festival since it’s inception, from film proposal to post-production, through USAID’s Strengthening Integrity and Accountability Program (SIAP 1). This year’s festival featured a competition for short films, short documentaries, short animations, citizen journalism videos, and public service announcements. Each of the production teams are mentored by local experts in coordination with personnel from the SIAP-1 project, the KPK, and production coordinators to ensure each stage of film production is achieved.

ACFFest has engaged public and young Indonesian filmmakers for three years. As testament to the event’s ongoing success, the number of participants tripled this year with 513 film and video submissions. The winning films from this year became a part of the KPK’s corruption prevention campaign and the winners received prizes such as camcorders, digital camera, and laptops. The festival was attended by the Governor of West Java, Dedi Mizwar, Deputy Chairman of KPK, Johan Budi, and David Hoffman of USAID.

Upcoming tour dates and instant updates are available via the official Twitter account, @ACFFest, ACFFest Facebook page, ACFFest Website and ACFFest YouTube account.

Click the video thumbnail  below to see Chief of Party, Juhani Grossman, discuss the SIAP-1 project in Indonesia.

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