Garin Nugroho
Garin Nugroho was born in June 1961 in Jogjakarta, Indonesia. He began making short films in 1981. He graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Indonesia, and the Faculty of Film and TV, Jakarta Arts Institute of the Arts. He is said to be the pioneer of the revival of Indonesian cinema in the midst of the 1990 crisis, including winning 65 overseas and domestic awards, such as Cannes, Berlin, and Venice. His works extend from writing critics, feature films, short films, documentaries, dance, theater to art installations that have been exhibited at Louis Vuitton Paris to Haus der Kunst – Munich. His theatrical works have been performed on world stages from Australia to Europe. In addition to films, he has also won various prestigious cultural awards for his cultural contributions, such as The Chevalier dans L'ordre des Arts et Letters by the French Government, Stella D'Italia Cavaliere by the Italian Government, the Indonesian President's Highest Cultural Award, the Sultan of Jogja Award, Honorary award at the Singapore Film Festival, to Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bangkok International film festival.
Eric Sasono
Eric Sasono is a film critic who has been a judge at several festivals in Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and South Korea and is also a member of the International Honorary Board for the Asian Film Awards (2009-2013) based in Hong Kong. He graduated from the University of Nottingham (2013), with research on the documentary film The Act of Killing in Indonesia. Eric has published a collection of writings on Southeast Asian cinema (2007). He also co-authored a book entitled Menjegal Film Indonesia: Mapping the Political Economy of the Indonesian Cinema (2011). Eric's writings are seen in the general mass media, as well as several journals and academic books related to cinema and films.
Edwin Nazir
Edwin Nazir graduated with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering. He then pursued an advanced career in the area of television and multimedia, focusing on its highly developing technology. He worked for RCTI, the biggest private TV station in Indonesia for 6 years, before joining Astro, a global cable TV company. During his career in the TV industry, he has produced award-winning documentaries. Edwin then moved to another field when he joined PolMark Indonesia, a political marketing consultant firm, as chief operating officer for almost 2 years. In 2012, he set up Angka Fortuna Sinema, a production company focused on motion picture and TV commercials. His debut film, '9 Summers 10 Autumns' won several awards at national festivals. Other projects include ‘Dreadout’ (2019), the first Indonesian film based on a video game, and ‘The Science of Fictions’ (2019), which received Special Mention as the main competition of Locarno Film Festival 2019. He is the chairman of Association of Indonesian Film Producers (APROFI) 2019-2022, and was one of the commissioners of Indonesian Film Council (BPI) in the year 2014-2017.


Carlo Francisco Manatad
is a Filipino film director and editor based in Manila. He is a graduate of the University of the Philippines Film Institute. His short films have been screened at numerous local and international film festivals. "Junilyn Has", his first short film premiered at the Locarno Film Festival under the Pardi di Domani Section in 2015. "Jodilerks Dela Cruz", "Employee of the Month", his 4th short film was selected to compete at the 56th Semaine de la Critique of the Cannes International Film Festival. "Baga’t Diri Tuhay Tat Pamahungpahung (The Imminent Immanent)" premiered in competition at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.

As one of the most prolific editors in the Philippines today, he has collaborated with numerous filmmakers on independent and studio films.

Carlo is an alumnus of the Asian Film Academy, Berlinale Talents, Tokyo Talents and the Locarno Filmmakers Academy. "Whether the Weather is Fine (Kun Maupay Man It Panahon)" is his first feature film.
Joined Tempo Magazine since 2010, now as Art Editor who writes a lot about art and reviews films. Routinely involved in judging Tempo's Selected Film, an annual tradition to appreciate cinema workers in the country.
Hikmat Darmawan
In the 2000s, Hikmat Darmawan co-founded the online platform Musyawarah Burung and the critics site Rumahfilm.com. He was a grant recipient of the Asian Public Intellectual Nippon Foundation program to study the globalization of the manga subculture and his research was published in 2019 in the book Sebulan Di Negeri Manga. He is one of the founders of Pabrikultur, which together with the Mizan Group initiated the Madani International Film Festival. Currently, Hikmat is the 1st Vice Chairman of the Jakarta Arts Council, as well as a member of the Film Committee.


Anthony Buncio
As VP of Development for one of Indonesia's major film and TV studios, Screenplay Films, Anthony plays a central role in developing premium content for Southeast Asia's biggest market. He's spearheaded multiple top performing scripted Indonesian series, the latest one being Tira, which he's co-developing with award-winning filmmaker Joko Anwar for Disney+ Hotstar.

Anthony has 20 years of experience working in the U.S. and Asia as a creative executive and producer/ showrunner. Prior to Screenplay, he was the regional executive producer for streaming platform iflix. He made his first foray in the region launching global formats with Fox Networks Group, Sony Pictures and CBS Studios International (Asia’s Next Top Model, China’s Next Top Model). He started his career in the U.S. as a line producer on feature films and lead editor, supervising producer on several hit shows.
Yulia Elvina Bhara
Yulia Evina Bhara is a producer and the founder of KawanKawan Media, a production company based in Jakarta, Indonesia. She produced the short film On the Origin of Fear (2016) by Bayu Filemon which had its world premiere in Venice. Her feature film debut is Solo, Solitude (2016) by Yosep Anggi Noen, which premiered in the Concorso Cineasti del presente competition in Locarno 2016. “The Science of Fictions” (2019) by Yosep Anggi Noen had its world premiere and won the special mention award at Concorco Internazionale of Locarno Film Festival 2019. The previous feature documentary she produced “You and I” (2020) by Fanny Chotimah won the Best film in Asian Section of DMZ Doc Korea 2020 and Next Wave:Award at the CPH DOX Denmark 2021 and a feature film that she co-produced 'Whether The Weather Is Fine” (2021) by Carlo Francisco Manatad selected to screen at the Locarno and Toronto Film Festival 2021. Currently, she is working on the project “Autobiography”, the first feature by Makbul Mubarak, and other titles from Indonesian prominent film directors.
Teddy Soeriaatmadja
Teddy Soeriaatmadja began his career with an indie film called CULIK in 2001. To date, several of his films are Banyu Biru, Badai Pasti Berlalu, Ruma Maida, Lovely Man, About a Woman, Something in the Way, Waiting for the Morning and Affliction (Return). Teddy won various awards both at home and abroad.


Lulu Ratna
Lulu Ratna (Activist & Educator)
She worked as the film festival organiser in several film festivals, international and national. She made several short documentaries. Since 2003 she is actively involved in Boemboe organization (focus on Indonesian short film promotion/distribution), which was the Indonesian short film selection committee of FFI 2017-2020. Since 2012 she facilitated film festival workshops with COFFIE (Coordination for Film Festival in Indonesia). Member of Film Committee in Jakarta Arts Council (2015-2018), also teach at Film Major, University of Multimedia Nusantara, Tangerang. Now she is one of the Program Advisor in IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam).
Ismail Basbeth
Born in Wonosobo, Central Java, Indonesia in 1985. He is a self-taught filmmaker, artist, writer and singer-songwriter, alumni of the Berlinale Talent Campus in Germany and Asian Film Academy in South Korea where he won the BFC & SHOCS Scholarship Fund. He is a producer and founder of Matta Cinema, an alternative production house which focuses on producing audience based artistic films by working with unique and creative directors for global audiences. He is also a producer, artist and founder of Bosan Berisik Lab, a non-profit foundation of inter-disciplinary laboratory that empowers young filmmakers, artists and writers to create creative and experimental works on various medium. Ruang Basbeth is his publishing company also his personal room in exploring free-writing, narratives and storytelling in the context of social and cultural activities as a writer and singer-songwriter.
Andhika Permata
Andhika Permata, S. STP, M.SI, Head of the Jakarta Provincial Tourism and Creative Economy
Office, was born in Jakarta in 1976. He obtained his Master’s degree in Administration from
the Domestic Government College. Prior to his current position, he was Head of the Division
of Domestic Cooperation and Facilitation of the Diplomatic Corps. In addition to his formal
education, he also took several informal educations such as Tourism and Hospitality
Management - Cultural Partnership Initiative Korea Culture and Tourism Institute, Ministry
of Tourism, Culture and Sport of the Republic of Korea in Seoul and World Tourism Cities
Federation in Beijing China.

Global Short Curator Members KAFEIN

Gaston Soehadi
Gaston Soehadi, MA, Ph.D is a lecturer at the Master’s Program in Literature at Petra Christian University Surabaya. He completed his postgraduate education at Monash University Melbourne. Apart from being an educator and a member of the Indonesian Film Scholars (KAFEIN), Gaston is an industry fellow at The Australia - Indonesia Center (AIC) Monash University Melbourne, a bilateral initiative for collaborative research launched by the governments of Australia and Indonesia, several leading universities and industry in both countries. He was a judge at the Short Film Competition - Indonesian Film Festival in Melbourne (2013 – 2017), a film reviewer on Indonesian broadcasts on SBS Radio (Special Broadcasting Service) Melbourne, and a member of the organizing committee of ReelOzind! Australia Indonesia Short Film Competition and Festival which is also an initiative of AIC. In the 2021 Indonesian Film Festival, Gaston is a jury member for the feature film nomination.
Sekar Sari
Sekar Sari is an actor, dancer, and researcher. Through her acting performances, she received a number of international and national accolades, including the Best Actor Prize in The Singapore International Film Festival (2014), Best Young Actor in Indonesian Movie Actors Awards (2016), Best Actress Usmar Ismail Awards (2016), and Indonesia’s Young Iconic Actress Award by Top10 Asia (2018). After graduating from Choreomundus-International Master on Dance Knowledge, Practice, and Heritage in Norway, France, Hungary, and the UK-, she continues her artistic research focusing on intercultural cinema, believing in the power of collecting insightful knowledge through body movement, writing, and character.
KAFEIN is short for Pengkaji Film Indonesia, is a professional association of researchers and academics that focuses on film and film issues. Established in early 2017, aims to facilitate the need to build networks, to exchange knowledge and resources, to facilitate research and publication, along with the growing need to understand Indonesian films and cinema. Interdisciplinary character, its members are members from various institutions, universities, and academic backgrounds; from film and television, literature, art, business, communication, history, philosophy, education, politics, administration, sociology and anthropology.