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Ifa Isfansyah

Ifa Isfansyah




FeatureLab projects Participant 2018


Ifa ISFANSYAH graduated from the Television Department of Indonesian Institute of Art Jogjakarta. He began his career in cinema as Producer and Director of several short films, including BE QUIET, EXAM IS IN PROGRESS! (Tokyo ShortShort, Competition, 2006) and HALF TEASPOON (Grand Prize Hong Kong Independent Film Video Award & competition, IFFR 2008). In 2001, he started his company Fourcolours Films with other local filmmakers in order to produce and support Indonesian filmmakers. He was selected by the Asian Film Academy BUSAN in 2006 and got a scholarship to attend the Im Kwon Taek College of Film & Performing Arts, KOREA. Then back to Indonesia, he directed his first feature film, GARUDA DI DADAKU (2009), which encountered a great commercial success. His second film, THE DANCER (2011) was awarded Best Director and Best Picture at the Indonesian Film Festival. Since then he has produced SITI (Eddie CAHYONO, TELLURIDE 2015), TURAH (Wicaksono Wisnu LEGOWO, Indonesian Official Entry for OSCAR 2018), THE SEEN AND UNSEEN (Kamila ANDINI, TORONTO IFF 2017) and MEMORIES OF MY BODY (Garin NUGROHO, Venice Orizzonti 2018). ISFANSYAH is also a founder of JOGJA-NETPAC Asian Film Festival that started in 2006 and a founder of the JOGJA FILM ACADEMY, which was established in 2014.

company profile

Fourcolours Films is an independent production company based in Jogjakarta, Indonesia, and founded by Director Eddie CAHYONO, Producer/Director Ifa ISFANSYAH and Producer Narina SARASWATI. In the beginning, Fourcolours Films was just an ordinary independent film community established in a city, Jogjakarta, with no film industry, no tools, and no human resources. There was only enthusiasm and passion. Fourcolours founders believed that it was their responsibility to create a film atmosphere in Jogjakarta, their hometown. After several years, there is now a lot of youngsters developing film communities, watching, discussing, making or distributing independent films.
Since its creation in 2001, Fourcolours Films have been actively producing short films that were awarded in festivals like Rotterdam, Busan, Hamburg, Tokyo... After ten years of processing, Fourcolours Films started producing feature films in 2012 with Ifa ISFANSYAH productions ONE DAY WHEN THE RAIN FALLS (Ifa ISFANSYAH, IFFR, 2013), SITI (Eddie CAHYONO, TELLURIDE 2015), TURAH (Wicaksono Wisnu LEGOWO, Indonesian Official Entry for OSCAR 2018) and THE SEEN AND UNSEEN (Kamila ANDINI, Grand Prix Berlinale Genera-tion K-Plus 2018). The involvement and activism carried out by Fourcolours Films in Jogjakarta inspire many new filmmakers in Indonesia. Fourcolours Films continues supporting local filmmakers and producing them.