Australian Embassy

Festival Sinema Australia Indonesia 2016

Media Release

29 January 2016

The Australian Embassy’s Festival Sinema Australia Indonesia opened to sell-out crowds last night with the Friday Fright Night horror films Backtrack (Australia), Killers (Indonesia) and Grave Torture (Indonesia).

As part of Australia Day celebrations this week, the Australian Embassy, Jakarta is presenting three days of Australian film, and films by Indonesian filmmakers who are successful Australian alumni.

Australia boasts some of the world’s top film makers and actors. Festival Sinema highlights include the multi-award winning films The Dressmaker, starring Kate Winslet and Judy Davis, and Paper Planes, a story of hope and beating the odds. The films are being presented from 29-31 January at Cinema XXI Plaza Senayan.

Prominent Indonesian director Joko Anwar and journalist-actress Marissa Anita who have close connections to Australia, are the Festival ambassadors.

“Festival Sinema Australia Indonesia provides us a big opportunity for Indonesian movie lovers to get to know more Australian films on wide screen.” said Joko whose newest film A Copy of My Mind will premiere on 11 February 2016.

The festival includes The Mirror Never Lies from Indonesian director Kamila Andini which also includes a question and answer session followed by The Dressmaker.

The final instalment is Sunday Funday where visitors can watch Paper Planes and Oddball as well as a paper plane flying competition. 

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