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Ceremony Year 2021
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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.

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