New Media

Replacements (Penggantian)

Animated virtual reality documentary, 12 min
Japan, Germany, Indonesia 2020
Format: VR monoscopic, Ambisonic Audio
Delivery: 360 video (Oculus, Gear VR, etc.)
Producer and Director: Jonathan Hagard
Co-producer Germany: Andreas Hartmann
Co-producer Indonesia: Nova Dewi Setiabudi
Distribution: Diversion Cinema


A VR story based on true events about roots, time and change.


“Replacements” depicts a Javanese family living in a fictional neighborhood in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia. Inspired by people and places that truly exist, they are witnesses of this congested metropolis’s urban, environmental, political, and cultural transformations from about 1980 to 2020.

A praise of the satisfaction of impermanent things, it tells about the dented yet peaceful transition of an old traditional village to an uprooted megapolis through three generations.

This experience aims to appreciate and introspect Jakarta’s recent history through the eyes of an ordinary family that most of Indonesians, from children to elder people, can identify with.

Festivals and Awards

  • 77th Venice International Film Festival – Venice VR Expanded Competition 2020
  • 45th Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2021 – WINNER: Cristal for best VR work
  • 45th Atlanta Film Festival 2021
  • 31st World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb 2021 – WINNER: Spetial mention Award
  • 26th Geneva International Film Festival 2020
  • 24th Japan Media Arts Festival 2021 – WINNER: Excellence Award
  • 24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival 2020
  • 22nd Digicon6 Japan – WINNER: Topic Award
  • 22th Bucheon International Animation Festival 2020
  • 18th Bogotá Short Film Festival 2020
  • 17th DOCVILLE International Documentary Film Festival 2021
  • 14th Lichter Filmfest Frankfurt International 2021 – WINNER: VR Storytelling Award
  • 14th Short Film Festival Cologne 2020 – WINNER: VR Award
  • 14th Warsaw Five Flavours Asian Film Festival 2020
  • Beyond The Frame Festival 2021 – WINNER: Grand Prix
  • Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival 2021 – WINNER: Best Documentary / Empathy VR
  • Biarritz International Documentary Festival FIPADOC 2021
  • Liberec Anifilm 2021
  • Imagine Film Festival 2021
  • Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen 2021
  • SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 VR Theater
  • Hyper Festival Brazil 2020
  • VeeR 360 Cinema at Cannes XR Finalist 2020


  • Venice VR Expanded – Bridge to Kyoto Satellite 2020.09.02~12
  • Softbank VR Square, from March 2021
  • VR Film Lab Kaohsiung, Taiwan, “On Going Home” exhibition, 2021.4.2~5.31
  • MIRAIKAN, Tokyo, 24th Japan Media Arts Festival Exhibition of Award-winning Works, 2021.9.23~10.3
  • “Penggantian” Indonesian Premiere in Rame Rame Jakarta, February 2021

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