Aditya Ahmad | 2014 | 14 menit
A little girl living in a slum area is restless as the never-ending rain is stopping her burning desire to wear her brand new shoes. She will call upon the old traditional way to stop the unstoppable rain.
– Special Mention Award 8th Jogja – NETPAC Asian Film Festival.
– Generation Special Mention Award 64th Berlin International Film Festival.
– Best Short Film XXI Short Film Festival 2014, Media Choice Award XXI Short Film Festival 2014.
Born in Makassar, Indonesia, in 1989, his first filmmaking experience was in 2006 as participant of a workshop organized by the British Council where he made a video diary PAGAR (THE FENCE). After studying in Kentucky, USA in 2008 he completed his BA at the Faculty of Film and Television at the Arts Institute of Makassar in 2013. SEPATU BARU is his graduation film. He recently directed the ‘making of’ and a music video for feature film SOKOLA RIMBA (THE JUNGLE SCHOOL) at miles films Jakarta.
Fiction, 15 min, 2010
Lipstik & Pensil Mata dan Sedikit Pijatan
Docudrama, 7 min, 2011
Video, 3 min, 2012
Sepatu Baru (On Stopping The Rain)
Fiction, 14 min, 2013
SOMEONE’S WIFE IN THE BOAT OF SOMEONE’S HUSBAND (SWITBOSH)
Edwin | 2013 | 55 menit
A woman left her husband. She nimbly went down the rocky cliff and then ran into the rolling waves. Her bloody bare feet were splashing in the seawater. People whispered about the wife leaving her husband is a normal thing. Like a game of hide and seek, every love takes a test. The husband began to look for his wife, joyfully, like playing hide and seek. The woman had disappeared without a trace. Over the time the man looking for his lost wife in the ocean, he gradually became the most excellent fisherman in the town. Everyone in the town knows this tale. Of course, Halimah, a town fisherman’s wife knows this tale as well. Today, Halimah decides to leave her husband.
I have a special relationship with the sea. I’ve grown in the most beautiful seaside in the world. Even so, I never enjoy the sea unfortunately. Whenever I come close to it, I feel anxiety, sometimes I even ill. But I have no doubt sea’s beauty indeed. Its beauty overpowered me as I realize that the beauty actually makes me sick. It seems like the form of energy built upon a mystery and a secret. Thus I thought I should document these feelings. It would be a simple story about a woman who has left everything she owns. Her hollowness, emptiness and lust only can be satiated in the vast blue sea. (7th, Jan, 2013, from Amsterdam)
Edwin was born in Surabaya, Indonesia, in 1978.
In 1999, bearing a diploma in Graphic Design from Petra University, he decided to move out from Surabaya to study film at The Jakarta Institute of Arts, where he liberated his passion for filmmaking, utilizing spontaneous, flexible and fun approaches. In 2005, he left his studies.
His latest film, Postcards From The Zoo was nominated for Golden Bear at Berlinale 2012. His first feature Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly received the FIPRESCI Prize at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2009, and his short film Kara, Anak Sebatang Pohon was the first Indonesian film to be shown on the Director’s Fortnight in Cannes 2005.
2012 Postcards From The Zoo, (95 menit)
2008 Blind Pig Who Wants To Fly (77 menit)
Short Films :
2010 Roller Coaster (7 menit)
2009 Nairobi Notes
2008 Hulahoop Soundings (7 menit)
2007 Trip To The Wound (7 menit)
2007 Misbach, Di Balik Cahaya Gemerlap (video documentary, 35 mins)
2006 Nyanyian Negeri Sejuta Matahari (Songs from Our Sunny Homeland)
(video documentary, 63 mins)
2006 A Very Boring Conversation (9 menit)
2005 Kara The Daughter Of A Tree (9 menit)
2004 Dajang Soembi, The Woman Who Is Married To a Dog (7 menit)
2002 A Very Slow Breakfast (6 menit)
Piala JATI EMAS, Akademi Film Indonesia (Postcards From The Zoo, 2012)
TRENCIN’S MAYOR Award, Art Film Festival, Slovakia (Postcards From The Zoo, 2012)
SPECIAL JURY MENTION, Osian’s Cinefan Film Festival, India (Postcards From The Zoo, 2012)
JURY’S SPECIAL MENTION, World Cinema Amsterdam, Netherlands (Postcards From The Zoo, 2012)
Edward Yang New Talent Award, 6th Asian Film Awards (2012)
FIRESCI Award, International Film Festival Rotterdam (Blind Pig Who Wants To Fly, 2009)
NETPAC Award, Taipei Golden Horse International Film Festival (Blind Pig Who Wants To Fly, 2009)
SILVER Award, Festival 3Continents, Nantes, France (Blind Pig Who Wants To Fly, 2009)
YOUTH Award, Festival 3Continents, Nantes, France (Blind Pig Who Wants To Fly, 2009)
SPECIAL JURY MENTION, Singapore International Film Festival, Singapore (Blind Pig Who Wants To Fly, 2009)
Film Pendek Terbaik, Festival Film Indonesia (FFI) (Kara, Anak Sebatang Pohon, 2005)