Movies beside foremost known as a mean of entertainment are also a mean of learning. It is from movies that we could learn about cultures and languages of other countries. Therefore I believe that through this year’s movie selections, audiences would be acquainted with the rich Indonesian culture and uniqueness from different point-of-views. It is with no doubt that these movies will enrich audiences’ knowledge about Indonesia which in turn will help enhance understanding between our two neighbouring countries. I would like to express my word of appreciation to IFF Inc. and PPIA Melbourne University for bringing Indonesian Film Festival to its eighth year. Your commitment and hard work are not only resulting in showcasing the work of Indonesian cineasts but also presenting the diversity of Indonesia in movies’ perspectives. Lastly, I would like to congratulate and wish for the success of the 8th Indonesian Film Festival.
Ronald WicaksanaFounder and ChairmanIndonesian Film Festival Inc.Welcome to the 8th Indonesian Film Festival 2013!In putting together this year’s extraordinary line-up, the team have handpicked a variety of new films. We would like to invite you in celebrating the diversity of cinematic creativity of Indonesian screen culture in the heart of Melbourne.We believe cultural exchanges such as these are an important way to bring Australians and Indonesians closer together and strengthen ties between our two nations.This year, we are privileged to have ACMI as our venue, one of the most important centres dedicated to the moving image in the world.The festival would not be possible without the ongoing support and invaluable assistance of our sponsors and volunteers.See you at the cinema!
Axel FathurrahmansyahPresidentMelbourne University Indonesian Student Association (MUISA) / PPIA Melbourne UniversityGreetings from PPIA Melbourne University (MUISA)!Melbourne is packed with the everexciting festivity and culture. To live up to this, we, together with IFF Inc., proudly present to you the 8th annual Indonesian Film Festival!This year we are bringing back to you the best out of the Indonesian screen culture, no less, no compromise. It is flown directly from Indonesia to ACMI, right in the heart of Melbourne. Get down to it, sit back, and enjoy.Terima kasih!