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Theme: Perspective

Perspective is a crucial determinant of life. It is that dynamic notion which guides our decision-making abilities; one’s choice to get out of bed instead of snoozing along, for example, is a product of what entails that belief. Perspective is also that thin red line between happiness and sadness; how you see whether a glass is half full or half empty speaks volumes about your outlook. But most of all, perspective is power. It can either drive you towards success or fail you. That being said, you are in control.

There is a spectrum of perspective, which will you choose? 

The 13th Indonesian film festival’s Short Film Competition encourages emerging filmmakers worldwide to experiment and create an intriguing visual narrative that is unique to their own. Hence why this year’s theme of Perspective is unreservedly open to interpretation. 

What we want is your perspective. So, if you are keen on expressing your creativity and challenging your cinematography skills, feel free to join this competition and get the chance to win the prize of AUD $1000 cash and more! You never know where your perspective can take you.

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Date and Time:
- 1st December 2017 at 07:00 AEDT: Submissions open (submission form open) and Judges announcement
- 14th February 2018 at 23:00 AEDT: Submissions closes
- 14th March 2018: Winner announcement
- 19th April 2018: Screening of the winning short film at the Through The Lens and panelist discussion takes place
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Anggun Priambada is a Visual Artist and Film Director. He graduated from Jakarta Art Institution, majoring in Interior Design in 2002. He has directed some notable films such as Rocket Rain in 2013, Belkibolang in 2010 and 9808 in 2008. His works have been selected to participate in many art festivals. In 2011, he participated in the 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam in Netherlands. Fast forward to 2013, his work was included in Singapore Biennale 2013. The most current festival where his work was featured was in Biennale Jogja XIIII in 2015.
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Edwin Jurriens is Lecturer in Indonesian Studies at The University of Melbourne and Adjunct Lecturer with the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at The University of New South Wales (UNSW) Canberra. Edwin's research, teaching and engagement interests are in art, media, culture and language in Asia, particularly Indonesia. He is especially interested in the role of art communities as creative laboratories for exploring alternative, more sustainable interactions between virtual, material, and natural environments. Edwin is co-editor of the Asian Visual Cultures book series of Amsterdam University Press and the principal supervisor of four current PhD projects on contemporary art and the media.
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Gaston Soehadi currently teacher Film and Language Studies in the Faculty of Letters at Petra Christian University Surabaya, Indonesia. In 1995 Gaston moved to Australia where he had attended the University of New South Wales to pursue his interest in culture, media, and linguistic studies. Gaston then moved to Melbourne where he found a like-minded mentor at Monash University in the form of the pioneering Indonesian studies lecturer David Hanan. Inspired by classic and innovative home grown cinema from directors such as Teguh Karya, Asrul Sani and Usmar Imail, Gaston attained a PhD in film studies from the School of Media, Film and Journalism at Monash University.