Master Classes in Indonesia: on Microbudgets and Australian Film
In 2019 I attended and ran Master Classes on "Micro Budget Filmmaking" at Hasanuddin University, Makassar. I also ran these classes at the Festival Sinema Australia, hosted by Ruang Film Bandung. I did this in the executive role I was appointed to as Deakin University's Associate Head of School, Partnerships international (School of Communication and Creative Arts).
In Makassar, I was joined by Aron Corbett, Consul, Australian Consul-General, as well as the Director of Partnerships, Dr. Ir. Muhammad Iqbal Djawad. I was also guest at the Festival Sinema Australia Indonesia launch, with the Consul-General, Richard Mathews.
In Badung, I was joined by Lydia Trotter, Australian Consul in Jakarta. Attendees included:
This was my first time to Indonesia.What did I discover? Attentive audiences, engaged humour, a passion for cinema, and amazing, amazing food. I loved travelling by train from Makassar to Badung, meeting people equally passionate about film, and getting to know the Deakin University Agents: Sebastian Gunawan, Zaky Muftada, Rinda Wati, and Lina Darliana. Thank you!