FFD 2019’s Student Documentary Competition has reached judging session. The three judges, Fransiska Prihadi (Program Director of Minikino and Minikino Film Week in Bali), St. Kartono (teacher at SMA Kolese de Britto and columnist in mass media), and Aditya Ahmad (filmmaker) watched all six nominated films directly at Sonobudoyo Cinema, Yogyakarta, on Tuesday (12/3/19) at 10 a.m. until 11.30 a.m.
The six nominated films are Tambang Pasir (Sekar Ayu Kinanti, 2019), Pasur (Sarah Salsabila Shafiyah, 2019) Orang-orang Tionghoa (Icha Feby Nur Futikha, 2019), Seandainya (Diva Suukyi Larasati, 2019), Bangkit (Frchany Nashrulloh, 2019), and Ngalih Pejalai Antu – Ritual Dayak Iban (Kynan Tegar, 2019).
After screening, the three judges discussed the details of each film in depth.
“The submissions feel complete and didn’t seem like student’s (film) assignments. They had diverse topics, raising environmental awareness and social issues,” said St. Kartono in the jury discussion session at Mediterranea Resto. Other jury, Fransiska Prihadi, also appreciated the six Student Documentary films which have successfully brought actual issues existing in society.
Student Documentary is one of the four competition programs in this year’s FFD. The competition program is dedicated to present films that could capture actual issues in society and provide critical perspective. The winner of Student Documentary Competition will be announced on the closing night of FFD 2019 on Saturday, December 7th, 2019.
Written by Tony Firman
Translated by Shiela M. Larasati