Festival Film Dokumenter’s Masterclass Docs in Progress serves to enhance Indonesian documentary filmmaker’s skills and knowledge and we give filmmaker chances to discuss and consult the Masters. We are focusing on Story Development, which relies on the research and structure development as a foundation to create a documentary with strong story.

Malinda Wink (Director: Good Pitch Australia), John Apple (Director, Netherland), and Ranjan Palit (Cinematographe, India) will share their valuable experience to the Masterclass’ participants this year. We are glad to work with Dutch Embassy, Good Pitch, In-Docs, and BEKRAF in this effort to developing a better documentary infrastructure in Indonesia.

Masterclass will be held on Tembi Rumah Budaya on 6 – 9 December 2016. (Limited Access)



John Appel

In 1987 John Appel graduated at the Nederlandse Film and Televisie Academy with his documentary Radio Daniëlle, a portrait of a local pirate radio station. This film, awarded Best Student Film, shows Appel’s interest in ‘daily life drama’. His film André Hazes – She believes in me, awarded with the Joris Ivens Award for Best Feature Length Documentary (IDFA ’99), is the greatest documentary hit in Dutch cinema over the last 60 years.  He was mentor at various workshops, national and international. A.o. IDFA workshop, Binger Doc Lab and Film Academy. In the Middle-East John is mentoring young filmmakers in the Greenhouse Development Program. Some great films started from this (a.o. Oscar nominated 5 Broken Cameras)’.


Malinda Wink

Malinda Wink is Executive Director of Good Pitch² Australia, Director Policy and Impact at Shark Island Productions, and a Director of Shark Island Institute . Malinda’s professional experience spans the corporate, political, and development sectors. During the past years, Malinda has worked as a consultant advising on business strategy and capital raising for a number of for-profit film companies including Madman Films, Hopscotch, Transmission Films and Electric Pictures; and for the not-for-profit sector – most recently for Social Ventures Australia and its Sustainable Social Enterprise Project. In recent years, Malinda served as Executive Director of The Caledonia Foundation until August 2010. 


Ranjan Palit

Ranjan Palit is a cinematographer/ filmmaker who has shot over a hundred documentaries, 20 feature-fiction films (including 7 Khoon Maaf, with Priyanka Chopra, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, one of India’s best directors) and around 300 TV commercials. In 1990 and 1996 he conducted masterclasses in Busan, Helsinki, Pune, Kolkata, Bangalore, Delhi, Austin, and Berkeley. He has been doing workshops in FTII, SRFTII, Whistling Woods International, Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, etc., for the past 20 years.

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