The past two months, we have been struggling to reshape JIPFest in line with the new social norm of physical distancing following the COVID-19 global pandemic. Unfortunately, there are too many uncertainties that make it hard for us to continue planning the festival.
In line with the difficult situation we are faced with, we regret to inform you that JIPFest will be postponed to the second half of 2021. This hard decision came after many internal discussions and a series of meetings with the local government, as well as thinking of scenarios to shift most of the festival online, but we strongly feel that the festival is a space for networking and exchanging knowledge– and the experience simply cannot be recreated through online platforms.
Next year, the festival will be held at Kota Tua Jakarta, taking SPACE as the festival theme and displaying works selected through the exhibition open call. We hope to see you and celebrate photography together then.
Stay well and see you next year!