Ifa Isfansyah was born in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in 1979. He graduated from the Television Department of Indonesian Institute of Art Jogjakarta.  He was selected by the Asian Film Academy Busan in 2006 and got a scholarship to attend the Im Kwon Taek College of Film & Performing Arts, Republic of Korea. He directed films including The Dancer (2011) and was awarded Best Director and Best Picture at the Indonesian Film Festival. Since then he has produced Siti (Eddie Cahyono, Telluride 2015), Turah (Wicaksono Wisnu LEGOWO, Indonesian Official Entry for 2018 Academy Awards), The Seen and Unseen (Kamila Andini, Grandprix, 2018 Berlinale Generation Kplus) and Memories of My Body (Garin Nugroho, Venice Orizzonti 2018).  He co-produced The Seen and Unseen (2017). The Seen and Unseen also won Best Youth Feature Film at the 2017 Asia Pacific Screen Awards and Memories of My Body won Cultural Diversity Award under the patronage of UNESCO at the 2018 Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

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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Gita Fara and Kamila Andini and Ifa Isfansyah
Best Youth Film, 2017

The Seen and Unseen (Sekala Niskala)

Best Youth Film, 2017

The Seen and Unseen (Sekala Niskala)

Winner, Best Youth Feature Film, 2017 The director-producer of APSA 2012 Best Children’s Feature Film award winner The Mirror Never Dies returns with The Seen and Unseen, an…

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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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The Seen and Unseen
2017

The Seen and Unseen (Sekala Niskala)

Indonesia, Netherlands, Australia, Qatar
2017

The Seen and Unseen (Sekala Niskala)

Winner, Best Youth Feature Film, 2017 The director-producer of APSA 2012 Best Children’s Feature Film award winner The Mirror Never Dies returns with The Seen…

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