The third edition of Minikino Hybrid Internship for Film Festival Writers is open for 19-25-year-old students that are interested in film critique and short film festivals. It is an opportunity to widen their perspective and network with Indonesian and international filmmakers as well as professionals from the Short Film Industry.

DATES: May 24th until November 24th, 2023

Online: May 24th – September 10th, September 26th – November 24th, 2023

In-person activity (in Bali): September 11th until September 25th, 2023 (includes attending the 9th edition of Minikino Film Week, Bali International Short Film Festival)



KAMIS/ THURSDAY, 16 NOVEMBER 2023 | 20:30 – 22:00 WITA | duration: 90 minutes | In Bahasa Indonesia

online with registration: click here

The public presentation will be available online on Minikino YouTube 30 days later.

Still feeling the MFW9 sensation? Let’s recollect the memories by joining us for the festival writers’ public presentation. Felix Dustin, Putu Bayuwestra, Natania Marcella, and Pychita Julinanda will share their six-month internship and MFW9 moments through their photographs.

You are welcome to ask questions about all things related to Minikino Film Festival Writers. It is a good opportunity for those who are interested to join the internship programme next year!

Visit minikino.org/articles to enjoy their writings before we see each other in November!



Registration: April 6th until April 20th, 2023 only for Indonesian students residing in Indonesia or overseas.

TO APPLY: Send your CV, Motivation Letter, and Writing Portfolio to holly@minikino.org Please make sure that your attachment is provided in an online file transfer service (google drive, dropbox, Wetransfer, etc)

Selected candidates will be invited for an online interview. Early application is highly recommended. Results will be notified by May 10th, 2023.

PROVISIONS for the selected participants:

  • Basic accommodation in Denpasar related to MFW9 (MASH Denpasar bunk bed, shared room).
  • Simple cooking facilities are available.
  • Food Voucher during MFW9 attendance.
  • All other incidentals and personal expenses should be covered by the participants.
  • Selected Participants are requested to get their own travel/ health insurance.
  • Selected Participants must be 19-25 years old, in good health, and have sufficient proficiency in English or Bahasa Indonesia language.

For inquiries, contact: info@minikino.org



Jakarta, Indonesia

Felix is a final-year film student at Multimedia Nusantara University. Previously a scriptwriter and a film festival enthusiast, in 2023 he got the chance to participate in UCIFEST 14 as the Competition Film Programmer. Since then, he has aspired to work in the film festival ecosystem while still liking to write short film scripts in his free time.


Surabaya, Indonesia

An English literature student with a focus on Filmmaking, Natania has been involved in media analysis, writing, filmmaking, and journalism during university. She aspires to make films and write about film, art, and culture. She believes diversity and discussions on film are what define film culture.


Bali, Indonesia

Bayu has an interest in reading the film as a text. He was once the Program Director of the 8th Sewon Screening. Currently, he is also active as a scriptwriter in a collective called Rambutifiz and Javania Films, while entering his final year at ISI Yogyakarta.


Yogyakarta, Indonesia

(they/he) a radical care laborer, a mystical solar punk enthusiast, an occasional cosplayer, but mainly a neurodivergent genderfluid member of the working class laboring as a media and cultural worker. their involvement circles in the Indonesian art scene, media environment, and social movement.


Minikino Film Week 9 is honored to have the guest speakers for this program:


Bogota, Colombia

(Bogota, 1992) Graduate of the Film School and the Master’s Degree in Creative Writing at the National University of Colombia. He has participated in international encounters such as Talents Buenos Aires – BAFICI (2015), the Locarno Industry Academy – FIC Morelia (2017), the U30 industry meeting – Locarno Film Festival (2019) and the Critics Workshop and Young Jury – Mar del Plata Film Festival (2020).
He has been part of the programming teams of the Cartagena de Indias IFF (2015-2018), the Cinemateca de Bogotá (2019), the Temporada Cine Crea Colombia (2020-2022), the Colombian Film Festival in Buenos Aires-FICCBA (2022) and also coordinated the Talents Guadalajara of the 37th Guadalajara IFF (2022).
He is currently coordinator in Colombia of the distribution label Interior XIII (2017-) and scriptwriter and researcher of the Spanish-language podcast MUBI Encuentros, a production by MUBI and La Corriente del Golfo Podcast (2020-). He is also head of programming for the Bogotá Short Film Festival-BOGOSHORTS (2022-) and part of the selection committee for FICUNAM (2022-).


Jakarta, Indonesia

Eric Sasono is an Indonesian film critic who obtained his doctoral degree in film studies from King’s College London in 2019. He co-founded the Indonesian Film Society, a London-based community group to screen films regularly in London and to promote Indonesian culture to the UK public and beyond. For ten years (2009-2019), Eric was the executive board’s secretary of YMMFI, the Indonesian Independent Film Society Foundation, that established the Indonesian Documentary Center (In-Docs) and organized the now-defunct Jakarta International Film Festival (JIFFest). Eric has co-written a book about the Indonesian film industry and edited a volume about Southeast Asian cinema. He is now working in a Jakarta-based civil society organization while working as an independent researcher on film in his free time.

Joelle did her Master’s in Film and Audiovisual Media at the University of Groningen (Netherlands). During her studies, she completed an internship at Minikino as a festival writer. Since then, she has continued her work in the film festival circuit. Her special interest lays in Southeast Asian film culture.

Tampere, Finland

Jukka-Pekka Laakso is the festival director of Tampere Film Festival since 2002. As a festival director he shares the responsibility to strategic planning and programming with a co-director. He has been a member of more than 60 juries in film festivals including Edinburg ff, Locarno ff, Festival du Noveau Cinema in Montreal, Canada, Hanoi ff and Morelia ff in Mexico.
Jukka-Pekka Laakso acts also as the executive director for Pirkanmaa Film Centre, a local film centre in Tampere. The film centre is a non-profit organisation that runs an art-house cinema, distributes films in Finland and works extensively with media education.
Jukka-Pekka Laakso was for 10 years member of the Council of Cinema of Finland (part of the Arts council) and as the chairman also for 6 years member of the Arts Council.
Jukka-Pekka Laakso is a member of the European Film Academy.


Jakarta, Indonesia

KELAS LIARSIP is a virtual study group focusing on film archives, restoration, and the history of women in Indonesian cinema. Established in March 2021, Liarsip is run by six women from diverse backgrounds bound by the same anxiety and concern.

Julita Pratiwi atau lebih akrab dengan sapaan Juju merupakan peneliti, penulis dan pengajar sejarah dan teori film. Ia meletakkan minat yang besar pada perkembangan estetika dan preservasi film. Kini ia sedang menempuh studi arsip dan preservasi gambar bergerak di New York University.

Efi Sri Handayani adalah seorang perempuan aktivis yang memiliki ketertarikan dengan seni dan pelestarian film. Efi juga bagian dari PurpleCode Collective, sebuah kolektif yang bekerja di isu interseksional gender, hak asasi manusia dan teknologi. Pernah bekerja sebagai arsiparis di Yayasan Pusat Film Indonesia. Saat ini menjadi arsiparis lepas dan sedang menjalankan kerja-kerja pengarsipan dan penelusuran karya perempuan dalam sinema Indonesia bersama Kelas Liarsip.



Born in Tokyo, Japan. Has been festival director of Image Forum Festival since 2001. Programmer of Theater Image Forum in Shibuya, Tokyo since 2005.
Has been guest programmer/curator for many film and media art festivals and film events in and outside Japan, such as: Transmediale (Berlin), Bozar (Bruxells), Arkipel International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival (Jakarta), Sea Shorts (Malaysia), Seoul New Media Festival Festival (Seoul) etc. Also curator for the film exhibition/DVD project for Japanese emerging independent animation artist “THINKING AND DRAWING”(2001). Advisor for collection of film and video for Asian Culture Center in Kwangju, Korea. Has served as jury for many international film/art festivals such as Hong Kong International Film Festival, Cannes Director’s Fortnight, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Tampere International Film Festival and Minikino Film Week Bali International Film Festival etc.



Masoud Soheili is an Iranian filmmaker, writer and photographer. With his films “Blue-eyed boy” (2014) and “Elephantbird” (2019), he has won more than 40 awards from over 300 film festivals.
He was a jury member of 9 film festivals, including the Yogya Netpac Asian Film Festival (2015), Avanca International Film Festival in Portugal (2016 and 2018), SAARC Film Festival in Sri Lanka (2017), International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala in India (2018), Malatya International Film Festival in Turkey (2018), Dhaka International Youth Film Festival in Bangladesh (2020), Accra Indie Film Festival in Ghana (2022), Chaktomuk Short Film Festival in Cambodia (2022) and Azemeis Film Festival in Portugal (2022). Masoud is the co-founder and creative director of the “Asia Peace Film Festival” in Islamabad, Pakistan, and programmer of the “Changing Perspective Intentional Film Festival” in Istanbul, Turkey, and “Minikino Film Week” in Bali, Indonesia. Additionally, he directed the inaugural “Safe Community” International Film Festival in Mashhad, Iran (2017).
He holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Ferdowsi University. He studied cinema at the Indonesian Art Institute in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, for one year. In 2016, he attended the Asian Film Academy, and in 2018, he studied “International Film Business” at the Busan Asian Film School.
Presently, he is studying for his master’s in scriptwriting at Kinoeyes, a European joint master’s program.
In addition, he has worked as a freelance photographer, videographer, and videojournalist for platforms including National Geographic, AJ+, VICE media, TRT, Great Big Story, VOA, and Business Insider.
His debut photography book, “Durian on my head,” was published in Iran and Indonesia.


Jakarta, Indonesia

Putri Ayudya was discovered by talent scout for film Guru Bangsa Tjokroaminoto directed by Garin Nugroho in 2013. She was nominated for the best new comer for Piala Maya for her role as Ibu Suharsikin. Later on she’s known for her role in KAFIR: Bersekutu dengan Setan and nominated for best actress in Piala Citra in 2018. Two years after she’s nominated back in Piala Citra Best Actress for her film Mudik as Aida which won the Chosen Actress of Piala Maya. Now Putri is a working actor, lecturer, coach, speakers, and sharer for acting. She’s also holding responsibilities as Head of Mondiblanc ActingLab, a non-profit semi academic laboratory and community for actors.

TSANG Hing Weng Eric

Hong Kong

TSANG Hing Weng Eric is a Hong Kong-based filmmaker and artist, and author of Tales of Honey: A Collection of Interviews with Post-80s Directors from the Greater China (2015). Eric’s debut feature film Hong Kong Family (2022) premiered in Busan International Film Festival. Eric’s short films have been selected by four Oscars-Qualifying film festivals so far including A Thousand Sails (2019) which was selected by Sundance Film Festival and won Minikino Film Week Best Short Film Award of the Year 2020 . Another short film The Umbrella (2018) earned several awards including the Edward Snowden Award at the 17th Festival International Signes de Nuit – Paris and Fresh Wave Award in Hong Kong. Eric co-founded Eye Catcher with Renaissance Foundation Hong Kong in recent years in order to promote independent filmmaking among Hong Kong young moving image creators through creative camps, workshops, pitching forums, etc.

The program is organized by:

Minikino | Jalan Pulau Madura nomor 5, Denpasar-Bali, 80113, INDONESIA | https://www.minikino.org

Supported by:

PT Kino Media Nusantara

Minikino Hybrid Internship for Film Festival Writers 3 Partner:

MASH Denpasar | https://mashdenpasar.com/