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MMSD December 2018: ReelOzInd! Festival Film Reel 2018

MMSD December 2018: ReelOzInd! Festival Film Reel 2018

Screening schedule:

Friday, 7 December 2018, 19:00 WITA (please be on time)
Minihall Irama Indah
(maps: https://goo.gl/maps/k6q9KGePfQP2 )
jl. Diponegoro 114, Denpasar

Quoted from ReelOzInd 2018 Festival Program


ReelOzInd! aims to raise awareness and improve understanding between Australians and Indonesians. Although we are close neighbours, we know surprisingly little about each other. However, we also know that there is a great desire to learn more, particularly among younger generations in both countries. This year our theme is ‘youth’. This touring short film festival provides a platform for Australians and Indonesians to share their stories by way of this most compelling medium.

This festival is unique. There is no other that brings Australian and Indonesian filmmakers together to share their work and stories in the same forum and which brings these films to audiences gathered in multiple locations across Indonesia and Australia and through our online platform.

Once again this year we were excited by the great response to the competition in both countries, with high quality films entered in each of our categories; documentary, fiction, animation and representing young filmmakers and collaborations between Indonesians and Australians.

We encourage you to vote for your own favourites in our online viewer poll and share them with your friends, and even better, to get together for a screening as a ReelOzInd! Pop-Up Festival Host (REELOZIND.COM).

Thank you to our judges for their generosity, to all the entrants for sharing their wonderful creativity and we congratulate the winners!

Enjoy! Selamat menonton!
Jemma Purdey, ReelOzInd! Director

FINALIST ReelOzInd! Festival Film Reel 2018 ‘Youth’


Best Animation

Radheya Jegatheva (director/writer) / Radheya Jegatheva, Jay Jay Jegathesan, Sai Danchuk (producers) / Australia / 7:53 / 2017

A film that explores the relationship between man and technology… told from the perspective of a phone.

The String

Special Mention Animation

Sani Yudha Febriani (director/writer) / Sani Yudha Febriani (producer) / Indonesia / 2:33 / 2017

The connection between idols and their fans is something that often appears as a circle. A circle of affection, attachment and rejection.

Fire Longing in the Mist / Barakabut

Special Mention Fiction

Roufy Nasution (director/writer)
Ryandi Pratama, Kennya Rinonce (producers) / Indonesia / 10:00 / 2018

Drupadi begins a long mythical journey to find her separated lover, Bima. In the midst of her exhaustion she was intrigued by a mysterious noise. She decides to track it down but on the way is distracted by whimsical creatures. Will Bima recognise her and take her back?

Starting from Scratch

Best Documentary

Jared Nicholson (director/ co-writer) / Scott Baskett (co-writer), Jared Nicholson (producers) / Australia / 9:42 / 2018

Every weekend Brenton Torrens takes to the streets of Adelaide to busk and ply his trade as a freestyle rapper. A rougher apprenticeship you couldn’t ask for as he performs for weekend party-goers. He uses the streets as a method of building his audience as he prepares to the launch his new album ‘Starting from Scratch’ at the renowned Adelaide venue ‘The Gov’.


Best Collaboration, Special Mention Documentary

Nur Wulandari (director/writer) / Kinetic Collective (producer) / Indonesia, Australia / 6:16 / 2018

Wulan, 26 years old, grew up with two mothers, both of whom were Muslim but had different perspectives about their faith. The differences between Wulan’s mothers represents the diversity of Muslim women in Indonesia and the world. Throughout her life Wulan has come to understand that there are multiple interpretations of Islam and women in Islam; every Muslim woman should be able to make her own choices when it comes to interpreting Islam. The film posits a question for its director and audience: ‘There are many ways to be Muslimah— what have you chosen for yourself?’
eligible for Best Collaboration
(between Australia and Indonesian filmmakers)

Life of Death

Special Mention, Animation

Jason Kiantoro, Bryan Arfiandy (directors/writers) / Jason Kiantoro, Bryan Arfiandy (producers) / Indonesia / 5:23 / 2018

Death, while struggling to balance his work and family life, talks about his existence, his job, and his opinions on human beings in an interview from the documentary ‘Life of Death’.

Unbalanced Corner, Unfinished Book/ Sudut Tak Sama Dalam Buku Yang Tak Terbaca

Best Young Filmmaker

Ryan Sebastian (director/writer) / I Ketut Sathya Ananda Suputra (producers) / Indonesia / 5:27 / 2018

An attempt is made to right the gender imbalance inherent in everyday activities.

A Song for Isla

Special Mention Young Filmmaker

Rosa Deverell, Sunday Cullip-Barlett (directors) / Molly Roberts, Kristine Murray-Xendis, Aishlyn Trusler (producers) / Australia / 9:05 / 2017

A ghost story narrative centring on the grief of a girl mourning her dead sister. When she comes into contact with their old childhood music box, strange events take place.

Nameless Boy

Special Mention Documentary

Diego Batara Mahameru (director/writer) / Diego Batara Mahameru (producer) / Indonesia / 5:17 / 2018

A young boy moves through a large demonstration, part of a series of protests by Muslim hardliners against the former governor of Jakarta in late 2016. At the protest, the boy witnesses the reality of Indonesia’s current political turmoil, which has revealed that racial and religious discrimination are alive and growing in Indonesia today.

Deep Condolences/ Turut Berdukacita

Special Mention Fiction

Winner Wijaya (director/writer) / Christian Raditya, Antonius Willson (producers) / Indonesia / 9:45 / 2018

Maria is recounting the chronologies of her father’s death to the funeral guests over and over.

Daily Bread

Best Film / Best Fiction

Ruby Challenger (director) / Ruby Challenger (producer) / Australia / 10:00 / 2018

In a WWII internment camp in Indonesia, Jan and a group of Dutch women and children face a daily struggle against abuse, disease and starvation. The Japanese Camp Commandant and his beloved, fluffy white cat, oversee the gruelling camp regime. Jan is a brave but impulsive young woman, and when she acts out of desperation to save a little girl’s life, her actions bring consequences upon the whole camp. What is the price for a meal when women and children are starving? Daily Bread is based on an excerpt from the autobiography Fifty Years of Silence by Jan Ruff O’Herne, which has been translated into five languages.

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