Actors, actresses, comedians, dancers, magicians, musicians, singers, and filmmakers! You enter the right festival.

The International Performing Arts & Movie Awards (IPAMA) is the sister festival of the International Movie Awards group. The festival's vision is to support both independent and professional art performers and filmmakers who have passion about what they are doing to get international recognition and exposure, and to boost their careers.

We are searching for films with intriguing story, excellent technique and cinematography, and captivating storytelling. Winning films will become a series of showcases to standout in our festival. In performing arts, we are seeking for art performers with great talents, matchless creativeness, or unique performance. The juries of the festival will judge based on the recording of your live performance, and your performance history, if available.

The festival opens submission for filmmakers (including newcomers and film students) from all over the world to submit their short and feature films or documentaries. We also greet talented art performers from various countries to submit their performance recording.

With our package we focus in the details of every film, on the brilliance of every aspect, every department, and every performance. Every achievement deserves an award. All films and documentaries can join different categories as this will increase your chance of winning.

On February 2019, we will hold an Award Ceremony in Indonesia. Overall winner will receive a winning statue during Award Ceremony. Performing arts winning will be given opportunity to perform during the Award Ceremony.

The festival will give awards for best film, best art performer, diamond winners, platinum winners, and gold winners on the Awards Day. All accepted filmmakers are honored at the Awards Ceremony. Winning filmmakers who couldn't come to the event will only receive laurels despite of their winning status.

The festival will be featuring screenings, press conference, workshops, and special guest appearances by filmmakers, mass media, and celebrities. All winning filmmakers are warmly welcomed.

The festival will screen the winning films once at our partner institution if the films pass the censorship and meet the standard technical criteria. However, not all winning films will be screened. The festival has the right to screen/not to screen the films.


Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully. By submitting your film/s or screenplay to the International Performing Arts & Movie Awards (the Festival), you agree to all Terms and Conditions below in full.

1. The submitter/filmmaker guarantee that all rights and releases have been legally secured, including music rights, songs, etc. and the submitter releases the Festival and all its member from any legal action whatsoever.
2. If nominated, 2 DVD PAL and 1 (one) blu-ray (optional) or DCP, must be sent. Mark case and DVD, with title, length, and director's name. Please mark your film with "No Commercial Value - For Cultural Purposes Only" either on the envelope and the shipping invoices. Although every possible care will be taken with DVDs while in our possession, however, we cannot accept responsibility for unforeseen loss, stolen, or damage of entries. Please do not send originals. We do not receive downloads of any kind.
3. All transportation/shipping costs (including customs clearance) to Jakarta, plus fees for insurance while in transit, must be borne by the participants (please write: For Cultural Purposes only - Not for commercial use). The Festival Director reserves the right to refuse any shipment involving unpaid costs.
4. All selection committees' and juries' decisions are finals.
5. Only producers or directors can receive the physical awards at the award ceremony.
6. Regardless of the Prize and the winning status, winning filmmakers who can't attend the Awards Ceremony in Bali, will only receive laurels.
7. The festival has the right to disqualify a winning film for any reasons, without having to explain the reasons to the submitter.
8. Submission of an entry gives the festival permission to have accepted work exhibited, photographed, locally telecast, and reproduced either in part or whole, for educational or publicity purposes. Filmmakers can request in writing that their material not be used for such purposes after the Festival.
9. We do not pay any screening fees. Not all winning films will be screened. The festival has the full right to select the winning films to be screened.
10. The festival director may deny participation to any film unable to meet the technical requirements for a public screening of good quality.
11. The Festival reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or scheduling.
12. All filmmakers/submitter are expected to keep communications with the Festival professional and in good taste. Failure to do so may result in disqualification at any point in the adjudication process, including the nullification of Official Selection status or nominations. That stated, the Festival will only communicate with the person who submitted his/her film to the festival, and that the Festival should not be expected to communicate with any other persons.
13. The festival has the right to work with any institution and partner festivals for all kind of cooperation, including joint events or promotions.
14. We accept film and documentary film from students and newcomer. For newcomer director, he or she should state whether his/her film is his/her first, second, or third film. Students don’t have to state it and can submit any film, as long as he/she is still a student when making the film.
15. Films with various languages are welcome but must be added with English subtitle (or it can be dubbed into English).
16. We accept films from all genres.
17. Films could be from any year.
18. All submissions should be sent prepaid.
19. We will not return your screening and exhibition copies.
20. All submission fees are non-refundable.
21. The Festival Management reserves the right to make changes in the profile of the Festival if it becomes necessary to do so due to circumstances beyond his/her control.
22. The submitter/filmmaker acknowledges that remediation of any sort will be limited to a refund of their submission fees.
23. The submitter/filmmaker agree to indemnify us and hold us and our employees, owners, affiliates, and partners harmless from all claims and liability associated with your participation or entry to the Festival.
24. All disputes in respect of any matter relating to the Festival shall be subjected to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent courts in North Jakarta. Any dispute arising as a result of submission to the Festival will have a recourse limited to the lesser of either the submission fee paid or the cost of correcting the issue.

By submitting to our Festival, submitter/filmmaker indicates that they have read, understand, agree with, and will comply all of the Terms and Condition above, and accept all of the terms and conditions herein, in their entirety, without modification.

Overall Rating
  • It is an honor to win at this great event. The festival was amazing also.

    February 2019