Film Winner Australian Cinema Festival Indonesia 2018 Immediate Airing in Australian Embassy

By : Dina Astria And Aldi Firhand | Friday, January 19 2018 - 14:49 IWST

Australian and Indonesian Cinema Festival (FSAI) 2018.
Australian and Indonesian Cinema Festival (FSAI) 2018.

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - Australian Festival of Cinema Indonesia (FSAI) 2018 comes back this month, with championships from Australia and new films by newly created Indonesian filmmakers.

The film festival held live by the Australian Embassy, ​​put forward the best films from Australia and Indonesia. For the first time, FSAI will be held simultaneously in Jakarta, Surabaya, Makassar and Denpasar, on 25 - 28 January.

The festival will open with the screening of the film "Ali's Wedding", a comedy-drama film about an Australian Muslim man trapped between family obligations and following his conscience. The writer and lead actor of this film, Osamah Sami will greet the film lovers in Jakarta and Denpasar.

Six Indonesian short films will also air in FSAI 2018 as finalists of short film competition. The winners of the competition will have the chance to visit the Melbourne International Film Festival in August this year.

Australian director Rhiannon Bannenberg and producer Steve Jaggi will also join FSAI 2018 to present their teen movie "Rip Tide" featuring Disney star Debby Ryan.

Other Australian films to be featured include "Killing Ground", "Red Dog: True Blue", "Dance Academy", "Other Life" and short film "Sol Bunker".

The series of films at this year's festival, supported by QANTAS, include the film "Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts" by Indonesian director and Australian alumni Mouly Surya and two titles adapted from Australian alumni "Melbourne Rewind" and "Fight against Destiny ".

"The film is a great medium for our two countries to learn from each other and we are proud to be able to showcase not only Australian films but also works by Australian alumni from Indonesia who excel. We are delighted to support the development of newly emerging filmmakers through our short film competition. Congratulations to the finalists and good luck, "said Australian Chargé d'Affaires for Indonesia, Allaster Cox.

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