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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.

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 Priambodo graduated from Jakarta Institute of Art, majoring in Interior Design. He is known as film director & visual artist. He was announced as the Best Director for his music-video by MTV Indonesian Video Music Awards in 2004. His video works are presented in many international exhibitions, such as: “OK. Video” - Jakarta International Video Festival; “No Soul for Sale” at Tate Museum (London); “Move on Asia” (Seoul); “Move on Asia Travelling Exhibition” (in Germany & New Zealand); “Moving Images from Indonesia” at Para/Site Art Space (Hongkong); Singapore Biennale; Biennale Jogja XIII Equator #3 “Hacking Conflict” (Indonesia); Focus On Asia - Asia Video Art Exhibition (Beijing); and “SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now” (Japan) among others. In 2010, Anggun held his first solo exhibition, “Toko Keperluan”, at RURU Gallery. His video art entitled “Sinema Elektronik” was declared as the best in Bandung Contemporary Art Awards 2011. In 2011, he established “Majalah Cobra”, an independent magazine for film, music and visual arts. In 2013 he finished his debut feature film, “Rocket Rain”.
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Gaston Soehadi received his Ph.D from Monash University Melbourne and now teaches at Postgraduate Program of Literary Studies Faculty of Letters Petra Christian University Surabaya. He is also a co-organizer of ReelOzInd! Australia-Indonesian Short Film Competition and Festival in Indonesia. Gaston has presented papers at ARKIPEL Penal Colony - Jakarta International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival 2017, organized by Forum Lenteng and at Film Studies Conference 2017 in Jogjakarta, organized by Indonesian Association of Film Studies Scholars. He was a film reviewer with Indonesian program SBS Radio Melbourne.
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Luke Devenish is an Australian playwright, novelist, screenwriter and university lecturer. His Ancient Rome-set historical fiction novels, Den of Wolves and Nest of Vipers, were published by Penguin Random House in Australia and New Zealand in 2008 and 2010, respectively, and later translated into Spanish, Serbian, Russian and Turkish international editions. His latest novel, the Australian Gothic mystery The Secret Heiress, was published by Simon & Schuster in Australia and New Zealand in 2016, with an audiobook version and a Russian edition released 2017. From 2001 to the end of 2007 Luke held a number of key creative roles, including Script Producer, on television juggernaut Neighbours, where he oversaw some 1,500 episode scripts. He was Script Executive on Something in the Air, and has written or script edited on Home & Away, SeaChange and Nowhere Boys. Luke’s plays have been produced by the Malthouse Theatre, the Queensland Theatre Company, the Adelaide Festival, the Sydney Festival, and NIDA, among others. He has taught creative writing subjects for AFTRS, RMIT, Monash and NIDA. Since 2013 he has lectured and coordinated 1st Year undergraduates of the BFA Screenwriting degree at the University of Melbourne’s Victorian College of the Arts.