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Giovanni Rustanto

Giovanni Rustanto


Scriptwriter, Film Director


After earning a Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design, Giovanni Rustanto started his professional career as a fashion and art photographer. He spent five years as a professional fashion photographer before deciding to shift into the world of filmmaking. Shortly after, he pursued a Master’s Degree in filmmaking studies at a small film school under FAMU, Prague, titled FIOFA in Ohrid, Macedonia. After returning to Indonesia, he founded Sinema Lima. His previous short films were selected in various international film festivals, which are mainly influenced by well-known films from world-class directors, such as Ingmar Bergman, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Edward Yang, and Asghar Farhadi, and many more. Recently, he was accepted as a participant in BIFAN NAFF Fantastic Film School 2021 in Bucheon, South Korea.

company profile

SINEMA5/SINEMA LIMA ( is an inclusive creative company that touches the five senses of humans around the world through authentic films with local stories. Our vision is to produce distinctive films and bring local stories to global audiences through collaborative movement. SINEMA5 / SINEMA LIMA was established in 2019 and is based in Jakarta, Indonesia.