Australian Embassy

Festival Sinema Australia Indonesia Returns to Share Australian and Indonesian Stories

Media Release

6 February 2020

Festival Sinema Australia Indonesia returns to cinemas this month to bring the best of Australian and Indonesian films to audiences across the country.

Now in its fifth year, FSAI 2020 is part of the Australian Embassy’s Australia Connect program of events and will be held in Jakarta, Surabaya, Makassar, Mataram, Bandung and, for the first time, Yogyakarta.

The festival will open with the Indonesian premiere of Top End Wedding, a romantic comedy set in Australia’s stunning Northern Territory.

The Australian Indigenous family drama Emu Runner will also be featured at the festival. The film’s director Imogen Thomas will greet guests in Jakarta and Lombok, with the support of the festival’s ongoing partner Qantas.

Other Australian films to be screened include the psychological thriller Angel of Mine, innovative feature documentary 2040 and the internationally-acclaimed horror film The Babadook.

Celebrating the close connections between Australia and Indonesia in film, FSAI will again feature hit movies by Indonesian Australian alumni. Badminton fans will get to relive Susi Susanti – Love All, from executive producer Daniel Mananta, an Australian alumni and this year’s Sahabat FSAI.

Two recent films from producer Mira Lesmana, Bebas and Kulari Ke Pantai, will also be featured.

“Film is an excellent way to share stories and learn more about other cultures,” said Australian Chargé d’Affaires to Indonesia Allaster Cox.

“This year’s selection of Australian and Indonesian films show the diversity of both our countries, as well as our wealth of creative talent. FSAI 2020 is a highlight of our exciting Australia Connect program of events.”

Tickets to all screenings are free and available at

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