Ifa Isfansyah graduated from the Television Department of Indonesian In stitute of Art Jogjakarta. He began his career in cinema as Producer and Director of several short films, including Be Quiet, Exam is in Progress! (Tokyo ShortShort, Competition, 2006) and Half Teaspoon (Grand Prize Hong Kong Independent Film Video Award & Competition, IFFR 2008). In 2001, he started his company Fourcolours Films with other local filmmakers in order to produce and support Indonesian filmmakers. 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, Korea. Then back to Indonesia, he directed his first feature film, Garuda Di Dadaku (2009), which encountered a great commercial success. His second film, The Dancer (2011) was awarded Best Director and Best Picture at the Indonesian Film Festival. Since then he has produced Siti (directed by Eddie Cahyono, 2015), Turah (Wicaksono Wisnu Legowo, Indonesian Official Entry for OSCAR 2018) and The Seen and Uunseen (directed by Kamila Andini, 2017). Isfansyah is also a founder of JOG JA-NETPAC Asian Film Festival that started in 2006 and a founder of the Jogja Film Academy, which was established in 2014.

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)

Juno is just a child when his father abandons him in their village in Central Java. Alone now, he joins a Lengger dance center where…

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

The Seen and Unseen (Sekala Niskala)

Best Youth Feature 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)

Juno is just a child when his father abandons him in their village in Central Java. Alone now, he joins a Lengger dance center where…

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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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