Australian Embassy

Film Competition Offers Chance to Win Trip to Australia

Media Release

5 October 2017

Indonesian filmmakers have the chance to win a trip to Australia in the Festival Sinema Australia Indonesia Short Film Competition, which opened today.

Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Paul Grigson launched the competition at a master class for filmmakers at the Institut Kesenian Jakarta.

“This is a terrific opportunity for Indonesian filmmakers to showcase their creativity,” Ambassador Grigson said.

We hope the competition uncovers powerful, engaging and memorable films from new Indonesian talent.”

A panel of experts will select a shortlist for screening at the Australian Embassy’s Festival Sinema Australia Indonesia in January 2018, with the winner awarded a trip to Australia.  The judges include the Head of the Academic Senate of IKJ’s Film & Television Faculty, Arturo Guna Priatna, who delivered today’s master class on "A History of Indonesian Indie Film”.

Last year’s grand jury prize winning film, Nunggu Teka, directed by Mahesa Desaga, was later shown at the Melbourne International Film Festival. Happy Salma won the people’s choice award for her film Ibu dan Anak Perempuannya.

Entries to this year’s competition close on 30 November 2017. More information is available from the Australian Embassy’s website.

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