Garin Nugroho was inducted into the Academy in 2007 for Opera Jawa, which was nominated for Best Feature Film. The Mirror Never Lies (Laut Bercermin) produced by Nugroho and  Nadine Chandrawinata won the APSA Best Children’s Feature film in 2012.

His most recent film Memories of My Body (Kucumbu Tubuh Indahku) won the APSA Cultural Diversity Award under the patronage of UNESCO at the 2018 Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

Born in Jogjakarta, Indonesia in 1961 and completed his studies in 1985 at the film academy in Jakarta. Nugroho’s debut film LOVE IS A SLICE OF BREAD (1991) was selected as the Best Young Director at the Asia Pacific International Film Festival. LETTER FOR AN ANGEL (1994) won Best Film at the Taormina Film Festival and the Tokyo International Film Festival. His film LEAF ON A PILLOW (1998) won the Special Jury Prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival in 1998 and screening at CANNES Film Festival 1998. Since then, his name skyrocketed and spread to various international film festivals. In celebration of 250 years of Mozart (2006), he was selected as one of the six ‘innovative directors’ world to make the film. The result, Opera Jawa, was based on the Ramayana and produced by Simon Fields and was premiered in Venice 2006.

Accolades

Garin Nugroho and Ifa Isfansyah
Cultural Diversity Award under the patronage of UNESCO, 2018

Memories of My Body (Kucumbu Tubuh Indahku)

Cultural Diversity Award under the patronage of UNESCO, 2018

Memories of My Body (Kucumbu Tubuh Indahku)

Winner, Cultural Diversity Award under the patronage of UNESCO, 2018 Juno is just a child when his father abandons him in their village in Central…

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Garin Nugroho and Simon Field and Keith Griffiths
Best Feature Film, 2007

Opera Jawa

Best Feature Film, 2007

Opera Jawa

Opera Jawa, rich in symbols and mysticism, is about a man and wife, Setio and Siti, who live in a small village and earn their…

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Garin Nugroho and Nadine Chandrawinata and Kamila Andini
Best Children's Feature Film, 2012

The Mirror Never Lies (Laut Bercermin)

Best Children's Feature Film, 2012

The Mirror Never Lies (Laut Bercermin)

Winner, Best Children’s Feature Film, 2012 Twelve-year-old Pakis lost her father when he went fishing at sea and didn’t return. A mirror her father gave…

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Films

Memories of My Body
2018

Memories of My Body (Kucumbu Tubuh Indahku)

Indonesia
2018

Memories of My Body (Kucumbu Tubuh Indahku)

Winner – Cultural Diversity Award, 2018 Juno is just a child when his father abandons him in their village in Central Java. Alone now, he…

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Opera Jawa
2006

Opera Jawa

Indonesia
2006

Opera Jawa

Opera Jawa, rich in symbols and mysticism, is about a man and wife, Setio and Siti, who live in a small village and earn their…

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The Mirror Never Lies
2012

The Mirror Never Lies (Laut Bercermin)

Indonesia
2012

The Mirror Never Lies (Laut Bercermin)

Winner, Best Children’s Feature Film, 2012 Twelve-year-old Pakis lost her father when he went fishing at sea and didn’t return. A mirror her father gave…

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