Australian Embassy

“Signs of the Season” Goes to Melbourne International Film Festival 2018

Media Release

29 January 2018

Ninndi Raras, director of Signs of the Season has beaten five other competitors to win the Grand Jury Prize winner of the Australian Embassy’s Festival Sinema Australia Indonesia (FSAI) 2018 Short Film Competition.

Ninndi Raras will now go to the Melbourne International Film Festival 2018 and her short-film will be considered for exhibitions. She will also have the opportunity to learn more about filmmaking techniques and extend her network.

Amriy Ramadhan, director of Rep-Repan won the People’s Choice Prize category, as selected by the public.

“Film is one of the best mediums to foster greater understanding between Australia and Indonesia and is a key growth area for our two countries,” Australian Chargé d’Affaires to Indonesia, Allaster Cox said.

“FSAI celebrates achievements of talented young Indonesian film makers, with films that are unique, engaging and showcases the cultural diversity in Indonesia.”

The Judging panel comprised of Australian Alumni and renowned Indonesian filmmaker Kamila Andini, award-winning Australian director Rhiannon Bannenberg and the Head of Academic Senate of the Faculty of Film and Television of Institut Kesenian Jakarta, Arturo Gunapriatna P.

While in Jakarta, Rhiannon Bannenberg will hold a master class for emerging Indonesian filmmakers, “Film Directing: From micro-budget to multi-million dollar feature films” at Kinosaurus. Rhiannon’s film Rip Tide premiered at the Sydney Film Festival in 2017 and was part of the FSAI 2018 line-up.

Six films were shortlisted as finalist of the competition and the other four included submissions from West Sumatra (Ella Angel), Yogyakarta (Fabrian Andhika), Tangerang (Ibnu Hasan), and Solo (Satria Setya Adhi Wibawa).

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