Kamila Andini is a mother and filmmaker based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Originally a diver and a photographer, she studied Sociology and Media Arts in Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia, before beginning her professional career as a Documentary filmmaker. Dini’s passion for social culture, gender equality and environmental issues lead her to make films with a distinctive voice. In 2011, she released her debut feature film The Mirror Never Lies, which portraits the life of the Bajo Tribe, the sea wanderers, in Indonesian ocean. In 2017, She released her second feature The Seen and Unseen; a cinematic universe of dualism based on Balinese philosophy Sekala Niskala. Both films had traveled through more than 50 film festivals around the world and received about 30 awards nationally and Internationally, including two APSA awards and the Grand Prix winner best feature film in Berlinale Generation kplus 2018. Her short films include Following Diana, Memoria, and Sekar, her latest short film Back Home, which became part of omnibus for Japan based production Angel Sign. Recently, she has expanded her directing career into theatre. Her debut theatre work, the adaptation of The Seen and Unseen, was performed in Esplanade Singapore 2018 and Asia Topa Melbourne 2019. Her latest theatrical work is a monologue, stage and virtual performance, ‘Nusa Yang Hilang’. Yuni had its World Premiere in Platform competition at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival. She is currently working on her fourth feature; an intimate film, set in 1960’s, exploring the right and wrong of a woman’s life.

Accolades

Kamila Andini
Best Director, 2021

Kamila Andini

Best Director, 2021

Kamila Andini

Yuni

Kamila Andini is a mother and filmmaker based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Originally a diver and a photographer, she studied Sociology and Media Arts in Deakin…

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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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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

Yuni
2021

Yuni

Indonesia, Singapore, France
2021

Yuni

Yuni is a smart teenage girl with big dreams. She wants to attend university. She thinks everything is possible, then one day she got proposed…

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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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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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