ReelOzInd! Premieres, Announces Winners, Adds More Dates and Opens People’s Choice Voting

Posted on October 10, 2017

ReelOzInd! Australia Indonesia Short Film Festival Premieres

The ReelOzInd! Australia Indonesia Short Film Festival premieres the winning films in Yogyakarta and Melbourne, adds more dates, and offers viewers a chance to vote for their favourite film.

The 2017 festival season of ReelOzInd! kicked off on Wednesday 27 September with two packed premieres at Institut Francais d’Indonesie in Yogyakarta and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne.

The Yogyakarta premiere announced the winners and screened a selection of winning and special mention films. Professor Krishna Sen, former Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Western Australia and ReelOzInd! judge, presented the Best Film award to Dery Prananda for Arohuai/Missing Home, a documentary developed with Kartika Pratiwi and shot in Melbourne. Arohuai/Missing Home also won Best Collaboration and Best Documentary. The Best Film award was shared between Arohuai/Missing Home and Aquiescence by Fierrany Halita, which also won Best Animation.

Fellow winners Rose Clynes and Jonathan Soerjoko (Best Fiction for Lost/Hilang) also discussed their film on stage, with youth jury member Geildyan Athallah Dwiputra in the crowd.

At the Melbourne premiere, Joel Backwell opened proceedings. Backwell is the Executive Director of the International Education Division at the Victorian Department of Education and Training and a former Trade Commissioner to Malaysia and Brunei, who has spent much time working and studying in Indonesia.

Film critic and host of Movie Metropolis Peter Krausz moderated a forum discussion with shortlisted and winning filmmakers, including Ben Mortley (Mukhtar’s Story), Jenae Hall (Entangled), Mark Pearce (A Gentle Giant), and Olivia Hector (Play Like A Girl).

After the success of the premiere screenings, ReelOzInd! began its journey around both nations, screening at IndoFest in Adelaide, universities in Malang and Tangerang, and at the National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra.

There are 14 pop-up screenings still to go, with new events recently added at the University of Melbourne, Universitas Multimedia Nusantara in Tangerang, Cominos House in Cairns, and at El Champion Café in Samarinda. Full dates can be found here.

Film fans who can’t make it to the events are welcomed to experience the virtual festival online, where anyone can view the shortlisted films and vote for the People’s Choice award here. The award will be announced after the final festival event in November.

ReelOzInd! Australia Indonesia Short Film Competition 2017 Winners

Best Film/ Best Documentary/ Best Collaboration
Arohuai/Missing Home
Dery Prananda (director/writer) and Kartika Pratiwi (producer/writer), Indonesia/Australia, 2017

Best Film/ Best Animation
Aquiescence
Fierrany Halita (producer/director/screenwriter), Indonesia, 2016

Best Fiction
Lost/Hilang
Rose Clynes (director/screenwriter) and Jonathan Soerjoko (director/producer), Indonesia/Australia, 2017

Best Youth
Water For Grandpa Jan
Michael Abimanyu Kaeng (producer/director/ screenwriter), Indonesia, 2017

ReelOzInd! Festival Dates

27 September 2017
18:30, Australian Premiere, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne

27 September 2017
18:30, Indonesian Premiere, Institut Français Indonesia / Lembaga Indonesia Prancis, Yogyakarta

27 September 2017 to 4 October 2017
Mediatheque, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne

1 October 2017
10:00, IndoFest, Victoria Square, Adelaide

2 October 2017
12:00, 7th Floor, Building A, FISIP, Universitas Brawijaya, Malang

4 October 2017
13:00, School of Design Multifunction, 1st Floor, B Building, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Tangerang

5 October 2017
18:30, National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra

11 October 2017
13:30, Atma Jaya University, Jakarta

12 October 2017
17:30pm, 3rd Minikino Film Week, Gedung Merdeka lantai 1 (BPPD Denpasar) – Jl.Surapati IV no.6, Denpasar

13 October 2017
17:30pm, 3rd Minikino Film Week, Campuhan College, Jl.Campuhan-Sanggingan, Ubud

14 October 2017
18:00, Newfarm Cinemas, Brisbane

17 October 2017
11:00, Aula PSBJ Fakultas Ilmu Budaya, Universitas Padjadjaran, Jatinangor

19 October 2017
17:30, ISLA Unimelb, Room 121, Alan Gilbert Building, The University of Melbourne

21 October 2017
19:30, Pondok Pesantren Darussalam, Ciamis

22 October 2017
18:30, Kinotika, Rumata Artspace, Makassar

23 October 2017
18:30, Deckchair Cinema, Darwin

1 November 2017
Popsicle Cinema Club, Universitas Multimedia Nusantara, Tangerang

3 November 2017
TBC, Petra Little Theatre, Universitas Kristen Petra, Surabaya

4 November 2017
19:00, Cominos House, Cairns

7 November 2017
18:30, Dendy Newtown, Sydney

18 November 2017
El Champion Cafe, Samarinda, East Kalimantan