Johor Bahru Writers and Film Festival 2017 | 20-28 October 2017

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20 – 28 OCTOBER 2017

Amari Johor Bahru | Big Bites Cafe | Roost Repurposed & Recycled. Salad Bar | LFS Broadway Cinemas, Johor Baharu

The Johor Bahru Writers and Film Festival 2017 brings together writers, storytellers, filmmakers and film-enthusiasts in a week-long celebration of ideas and stories. Through a range of performances, talks, workshops, screenings, and more, the festival invites people from all walks of life to share their stories to build cultural bridges while fostering greater artistic development to complement the city’s budding creative economy.


Kata-Kata 2100 by Something Meaningful

20 OCT – 18 NOV | Big Bites Cafe

My Grandmother Stories
20 OCT – 18 NOV | Venue TBC


Jendela Fiksyen Book Market
20, 21 OCT | 12.00pm – 6.00pm | Roost Recycled & Repurposed

Poetic Vibes: A Night of Spoken Word
21 OCT | 8.00pm – 10.00pm | Roost Recycled & Repurposed


Shakespeare Demystified: Macbeth

20 OCT & 21 OCT | 8.00pm | Amari Johor Bahru
RM50 (regular), RM20 (students/senior citizens)
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Writing Yourself Into Your Essays by Soon Heng Lim

20 OCT | 10.30am – 1.30pm | Ballroom, Amari Johor Bahru
RM120 (Limited to 12 participants)

Publishing A Zine by Farel Omar

21 OCT | 2.00pm – 4.00pm | Big Bites Cafe, Jalan Tan Hiok Nee
RM20 (Limited to 40 participants)

Discover the Writer in You by GINA YAP LAI YOONG – Storyteller & Writer

21 OCT | 4.00pm – 6.00pm | Big Bites Cafe, Jalan Tan Hiok Nee
RM100 (Limited to 25 participants; includes a copy of ‘A Writer’s Journey’)

Wikipedia Malaysia Edit-a-thon by Wikimedia Community User Group Malaysia
22 OCT | 2.00pm – 5.00pm | Big Bites Cafe, Jalan Tan Hiok Nee

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Retrospective – U-Wei Bin HajiSaari

Screening of Jogho, Kaki Bakar, Sepohon Rambutan Indah Kepunyaanku di Tanjung Rambutan & Satu Nota Satu Fragmen
In Conversation with U-Wei HajiSaari
21 OCT | 11.00am – 6.00pm | Big Bites Cafe

Retrospective – Mat Sentol
Screening of The Unsung HERO – Mat Sentol

In Conversation with Mat Sentol
22 OCT | 4.00pm – 5.00pm | Big Bites Cafe, Jalan Tan Hiok Nee


The Chatty Camera by Howard J Smith
23 OCT | 5.00pm – 7.00pm | Big Bites Cafe
RM 20.00

Light Fight by Howard J Smith
24 OCT | 5.00pm – 7.00pm | Big Bites Cafe
RM 20.00

Tools of the Trade by Howard J Smith
25 OCT | 5.00pm – 7.00pm | Big Bites Cafe
RM 20.00

Guerrilla Filmmaking by Kumpulan Panggung Punggok
27, 28 OCT | 11.00am – 6.00pm | Big Bites Cafe
RM 50.00

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Citarasa | Hadam | Nikmat
23-25 OCT | 8.30pm – 9.30pm | Big Bites Cafe


26 OCT | Broadway Theatre JB
10.00am Anak Merdeka
8.00pm Mameshiba 幼獣マメシバ (Japan)

27 Oct | Broadway Theatre JB
11.00am Jalal’s Story (Bangladesh)
2.30pm Pedro Páramo (1967 film) (Mexico)
5.00pm Divided We Fall (Czech Republic)
8.00pm Apprentice (Singapore)

28 Oct | Broadway Theatre JB
11.00am Song of Tibet (China)
2.30pm Tabula Rasa (Indonesia)
5.00pm SPECIAL: Think City Film Grantees’ Judges’ Panel
8.00pm FINALE: Rock Bro (Malaysia)*



Workshop Link:

Facebook: Johor Bahru: International Festival City – JBIFC

IG/TWT: @jb_ifc
Phone: 019 713 9900

Credit info: JBIFC

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