Journal of Religion and Film <p><a><img style="padding-right: 10px; width: 247px;" src="" height="371" align="left" /></a><strong>Journal of Religion and Film</strong> is an academic journal published twice a year in June and December by the Islamic Journalism Department, Faculty of Dakwah UIN Sulthan Thaha Saifuddin Jambi. This open-access journal publishes film, video, and audio-visual studies in several academic fields such as religion, sociocultural studies, education, and Humanities. The journal accepts manuscripts in Bahasa Indonesia and English from contributors with relevant scientific backgrounds.</p> <p><em><strong>Journal of Religion and Film</strong> adalah jurnal akademik yang diterbitkan dua kali setahun di bulan Juni dan Desember oleh Program Studi Jurnalistik Islam, Fakultas Dakwah UIN Sulthan Thaha Saifuddin Jambi. Jurnal akses terbuka ini menerbitkan studi film, video, dan audio-visual di beberapa bidang akademik seperti agama, studi sosiokultural, pendidikan, dan humaniora. Jurnal menerima naskah dalam Bahasa Indonesia dan Inggris dari kontributor dengan latar belakang ilmiah yang relevan.</em></p> <p> </p> Islamic Journalism Department/ Program Studi Jurnalistik Islam en-US Journal of Religion and Film 2964-8211 Konten Islam di Media Televisi: Spiritualitas atau Pemasaran? <p>Islamic content has emerged on television media, appearing in the form of news, films, soap operas, talk shows, reality shows and so on. This is called the phenomenon of Islamic commodification, which is increasing in television media nowadays. This study attempts to see what is hidden behind the scenes in the process of presenting various popular cultural products with an Islamic image. Why is Islamic content on television media increasing? Was the action aimed at spiritual values or because of economic interests? Television products with religious content are the result of market intervention. The reason is, television is an industrial media with economic interests. As a media industry, television requires capital to develop its existence. In addition, media is developing into a capital-intensive aspect. Islamic content is produced to create audience loyalty, so that it can get good ratings. Meanwhile, audience is percentage data that is valuable to offer to advertisers. Islamic content is selected and produced to meet the tastes and appeal of the audience. Islam in broadcast media becomes a commercial object.</p> Juparno Hatta Copyright (c) 2024 Journal of Religion and Film 2023-12-28 2023-12-28 2 2 275 292 10.30631/jrf.v2i2.25 Analisis Representasi Visual: Kajian Kekerasan Simbolik dalam Film <p>This study discusses the analysis of visual representation in films with a study focus on symbolic violence. This article uses literature study to show a comprehensive picture regarding visual representation and symbolic violence in films. This article finds first, symbolic violence and visual media shows the impact of visual media, such as television and film, in shaping people's perceptions of violence and how it can be represented symbolically. Second, symbolism in films as a tool to provide a deeper dimension to the story. Symbolism in film is explored as a secret language that enriches the cinematic experience, shapes character, and opens the door to diverse interpretations. Overall this study emphasizes the importance of understanding and critical analysis of visual representations in the media, as well as exploring the diversity of meanings through symbolism in films. Thus, analysis of film visual representations provides broad insight into the study of symbolic violence and symbolism in the cinematic world.</p> Munawaroh Gaia Guatri Copyright (c) 2023 Journal of Religion and Film 2023-12-28 2023-12-28 2 2 293 312 Film dan Mode Ekspresi Keagamaan Masyarakat Muslim Urban <p>This research aims to explore the evolution of modes of religious expression in films and understand how urban Muslim communities are represented through religious modes in cinematic works. This research involves the analysis of film as a form of cultural and religious representation, particularly in Muslim urban environments. Through an examination of films representing various time periods, this research will trace the development of religious fashion in Muslim urban contexts. Several approaches are found in looking at the modes of religious expression of Muslim communities in films, namely traditional, contemporary, critical and inclusive modes. It is hoped that the results of this research will provide a deeper understanding of the role of film as a medium for religious expression and how the evolution of religious fashion reflects the dynamics of urban Muslim society. In addition, analysis using four different approaches is expected to provide comprehensive and contextual insight into the complexity of religious expression in urban cinematic contexts.</p> Ahmad Munirul Hakim Copyright (c) 2023 Journal of Religion and Film 2023-12-28 2023-12-28 2 2 313 325 Ekonomi Politik Pada Iklan Wardah Di Televisi <p>Wardah is one type of cosmetics in Indonesia. Since the initial launch of this cosmetic product, it has been labeled with a religious entity. However, Wardah advertising always adapts to consumer needs. The reason is that competition between industrial companies requires them to always be adaptive and innovative in producing products, including how to convey them to consumers. Wardah advertising always follows market needs, which can be seen from the actors used and used as Wardah brand ambassadors. Starting from Norman Fairclough's perspective, Wardah's advertisement is very pragmatic. Wardah advertising follows trends among consumers. This is because the text will not be isolated from context. Wardah advertisements have recently been influenced by the context of the phenomenon of emigration and religious conversion. With this, actresses Fiera Arie, Sandara Dewi, and Ayoona Moon became advertising actors and brand ambassadors for Wardah.</p> Ariyandi Batubara Filyadi Gusti Zamzami Copyright (c) 2023 Journal of Religion and Film 2023-12-28 2023-12-28 2 2 326 339 Mengajarkan Modernitas di Tengah Perubahan Interaksi Sosial dalam Film <p>This article explores the dynamics of modernity through two main focuses, first, in the context of social interaction in the transformation of modernity, where social change is studied through shifts in relationships between individuals in the contemporary era. Through film analysis, this article investigates how social interaction is a key driver of change, shaping the new face of modern society. The second focus is the role of film as an educational medium, illustrating film's ability to convey the values of modernity in a deep and interesting way. By showing not only visuals of these changes, but also through complex narratives, films are able to stimulate critical thinking and form more diverse perspectives. Overall, this article provides a holistic insight into how modernity can be taught and absorbed in society, by involving changes in social interactions and the crucial role of film as an effective educational medium.</p> Fitri Muthmainnah Copyright (c) 2023 Journal of Religion and Film 2023-12-28 2023-12-28 2 2 340 353