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 (SCCA). 

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: 


Hasanuddin University, Universitas Negeri Makassar, Universitas Muhammadiyah Kendari, UIN Alauddin university, Meditatif Films, Deep Film, Imitation Film Project, Makassar State University, Bosowa School Makassar


Akses education centre, Cinemora Pictures, Cinematography Club Fikom Unpad, Forum Film Bandung, Institut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta, Universitas Islam Bandung, Universitas Parahyangan, Padjadjaran University, Pandapotan Production, Pasundan University, Ruan Pekerja Film, Samsung, Satu Cerita Pictures

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!