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Young Indonesia Filmmaker Wins Grand Jury Prize to Go to Melbourne International Film Festival

Media Release

29 January 2017

Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Paul Grigson presented the ‘Grand Jury’ Prize’ for the best short film to Mahesa Sadega director of Nunggu Teka, as part of the Australian Embassy’s Festival Sinema Australia Indonesia (FSAI).

This year’s festival showcased the best emerging Indonesian filmmakers through the inaugural FSAI Short Film Competition. The films shown were shortlisted to six finalists from 300 films.

The Screening of the short films were shown along with the other finalists Jason Kiantoro, Firdian Mahyuzar,  Happy Salma, Nadya Ratu Santoso and Mustafa this week at Jakarta’s Senayan City XXI and Trans Studio Makassar XXI.

The Judging panel for the Grand Jury Prize comprised of Friend of FSAI Kamila Andini, Australian award-winning director Jennifer Perrot and Melbourne International Film Festival programmer Thomas Caldwell.

Nunggu Teka captivated the judges and audience with its moving storyline about a mother preparing a feast to welcome her son home for the Idul Fitri holiday.

Mahesa Sadega has won a return trip to Melbourne to attend the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF).

Festival Sinema Australia Indonesia 2017 is supported by QANTAS, Screenwest and Prima Sinema Multimedia.

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