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HiFFest 2022 "Stronger-Wellbeing, Truer Interaction"Pursuing Self-Identity Through Everyday Authenticity
HighScope Film Festival (HiFFest), an annual short film competition for junior high school studentsorganized by OSIS SMP Sekolah HighScope Indonesia TB. Simatupang is back and it’s finally conductedon-site. After 2 years of the Covid-19 pandemic and carrying out activities to ensure the safety andhealth of all participants, this year we are easing back to the new normal as the event returns to SekolahHighScope Indonesia TB. Simatupang, South Jakarta.
HiFFest is a special annual event for junior high school with a different theme each year. The theme thistime was "Self-Identity" with the motto Stronger-Wellbeing, Truer Interaction. This theme raised amessage about how the pandemic has affected the youths’ physical and mental well-being, especially inhow we interact with one another. How does one feel authentic interaction without proximity to directsocial interaction? The participants were inspired to address these challenges, to be adaptable and agileto achieve stronger wellbeing and truer interaction.
This event is open to all junior high school students, from HighScope Indonesia Schools and otherschools across Indonesia. There were 8 (eight) short film titles by students from 7 (seven) participatingschools, namely:1. Doa Dalam Nama - Sekolah HighScope Indonesia Bali2. Do Not Disturb - Sekolah Global Mandiri Cibubur3. Fit In - Sekolah Dian Didaktika4. Gesang Lumaku - SMPN Sumber Pucung5. The Sun, The Moon, and The Eclipse - Sekolah HighScope Indonesia TB. Simatupang Team 26. Semu - Sekolah HighScope Indonesia TB. Simatupang Team 27. Inikah Teman? - Bakti Mulia 4008. Adaptasi - Global Mandiri Jakarta
The HiFFest competition has been held for 17 years and is a benchmark for young aspiring Indonesianfilmmakers in expressing their creativity, interests and talents in film media. Every year Hiffest has adifferent theme as the foundation for the participants to develop their ideas through the medium ofshort films.
The series of Hiffest 2022 activities consist of two stages, namely 2-day workshop (Movie Workshop) andthe peak event, Awarding Day. The workshop activities took place in November 2022. The 2-day onlineworkshop activities took place in November 2022, in which the participants received guidance frommentors of the Karnos Film. The workshop included various classes covering the basics of filmmaking;Film Production with Ario Rubbik, Script Writing with Mutiara Rizki, Acting with Ocky Yudiandra, andEditing with Rizky Amarulloh..
Awarding Day featured the 8 (eight) film titles above, followed by the assessment of 4 (four) judges whoare practitioners and experts in their fields, namely Ario Rubbik (The Last Barongsai, Hijabers In Love,Satu Jam Saja), Khiva Iskak (Preman, Sayap Sayap Patah, Hidayah), Giorgino Abraham (Bumi Manusia,Bebas, A Perfect Fit), and Dea Dalila (Musician, Music Producer).● Best Movie : Inikah Teman? - Sekolah Bakti Mulia 400● Best Director: Fit In - Sekolah Dian Didaktika● Best Editing: Doa Dalam Nama - Sekolah HighScope Indonesia Bali● Best Soundtrack: Do Not Disturb - Sekolah Global Mandiri Cibubur● Best Storyboard (script writing): Inikah Teman? - Sekolah Bakti Mulia 400● Best Director of Photography: Gesang Lumaku - SMPN Sumber Pucung● Best Sound Composition: Gesang Lumaku - SMPN Sumber Pucung● Best Actor: Adaptasi - Sekolah Global Mandiri Jakarta● Best Actress: The Sun, The Moon, and The Eclipse - Sekolah HighScope Indonesia TB. SimatupangTeam 1● Best Poster: Semu - Sekolah HighScope Indonesia TB. Simatupang Team 2● Best Live Performance: The Sun, The Moon, and The Eclipse - Sekolah HighScope Indonesia TB.Simatupang Team 1● Favorite Movie: Do Not Disturb - Sekolah Global Mandiri Cibubur
The judges gave high appreciation for HiFFest 2022. Giorgino Abraham was very happy with his firstexperience as a judge. “This is my first opportunity to directly see the work of Indonesia’s youths. I amvery happy to see the talent of these children and their enthusiasm for making short films,” saidGiorgino. Fellow actor Khiva Iskak also added and gave some encouragement to the participants, “I amvery happy to find that the youths are very enthusiastic about making films. The future of Indonesiancinema looks bright. I encourage all of you to keep learning, hone your skills with practice. Theorywithout practice is like walking in place. It's okay to make mistakes, as long as you're willing to moveforward." Ario Rubbik was very impressed with the work of this year's participants. “I am very happy tobe invited to be part of the Hiffest 2022 jury team for the seventh time. This year I saw some of the bestworks for middle school level. It's always fun to see the young generation grow and evolve to createinteresting works, and hopefully it will continue to be even better in the future," said Ario Rubbik. DeaDalila, a Sekolah HighScope Indonesia TB. Simatupang alumna, felt very proud to be invited as a judge ather school's event. “It is an honor to be invited here today, to see this generation’s eagerness to create,to be provided with the opportunity to explore their talents. Hopefully in the future, through Hiffest,these junior high school students can become individuals who can make Indonesia proud in the future."Apart from the announcement of the best films based on the 12 (twelve) categories above, AwardingDay was also enlivened by performances from Amora Lemos and Asila Maisa. Congratulations to thewinners; hopefully you will continue to be enthusiastic about stronger well-being and truer interactions.
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