Village Video Festival (VVF)
Village Video Festival (VVF) is bi-annual International video residency festival. Organised by JaF and Sunday Screen (videomaker collective from bandung). Participants invited to residency for two weeks in Jatiwangi District. Distributed to various villages, placed in the house of the villagers, collaboration with the villagers and village government, then create site specific works of film for screening in the end of festival. In this festival villagers become a partner or friend at work both in ideas, issues, or players in film project. Moreover, the villagers can be trained to maping the expectations and desires, problems and solutions, fear and courage, despair and joy, rejection and understanding, love and panic, the discontinuity and relations system, hard work and versatility, comfort and anxiety. For us, basically, all the films contain elements of documentation. The film can be like a window to see what happens in life. This is kind of way to archiving of village life.