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. Edwin

. Edwin


Film Director


FrameWork Participant 2009


Edwin, was born in Surabaya, Indonesia.

In 1999, he decided to move out from Surabaya to study film at The Jakarta Institute of Arts. In 2005, he dropped out from the school.
He wrote and directed, Kara, Anak Sebatang Pohon (2005). The film became the first Indonesian short film to be screened at the Director’s Fortnight, Cannes.

Trip To The Wound (2007) is his other short film, selected for the Clermont-Ferrand and Berlinale Festivals. In the same year, Edwin screened his other short Hulahoop Soundings (2008) at Telluride Film Festival.
Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly (2008) is his feature film debut.
It won the FIPRESCI Award at 38th International Film Festival Rotterdam. The film has been traveling around 45 film festivals such as: BAFICI Buenos Aires, Hongkong, Seattle, Karlovy Vary, Viennale, and Thessaloniki, also at Museum of Modern Art, New York.