Kamila ANDINI was born in Jakarta, 6 May 1986 and finished her study of Sociology and Media Arts in Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. Her concerns of social culture, gender equity and environmental issue lead her passion to make films with a distinctive perspective of telling a story. In 2011, she received a ‘Young Outstanding Alumni’ award from Australian government in Indonesia. At the age of 24, she made her first feature film ‘The Mirror Never Lies’, which capture the story of Bajau tribe, the sea gypsies in Indonesian ocean. This film is co-produced with WWF and traveled in more than 30 festivals around the world, including Berlinale International Film Festival. More than that, the film also received some awards including Earth Grand Prix for best environmental film at Tokyo International Film Festival, FIPRESCI award, from International Federation Film Critics at Hong Kong International Film Festival, and Best Children Film at Asia Pacific Screen Awards. Her short film ‘Following Diana’, co-produced with HIVOS, has selected in Toronto International Film Festival. At the moment, Kamila is releasing another short film ‘Memoria’ about woman survivor in Timor Leste. Her second feature ‘The Seen and Unseen’ premiered at World Premiere, Toronto International Film Festival 2018. And also got several awards: Best Youth Feature Film, Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2018, Grand Jury Prize, Tokyo Filmex 2018, Golden Hanoman Award, Jogja-Netpac Asian Film Festival 2018, Best Cinematography - Malaysia Golden Globe Awards 2018, Grand Prix International Jury Prize, Berlinale Generation Kplus 2018, Critic Choice Award, Fribourg International Film Festival 2018, Special Prize Milano Asia & Africano Film Festival 2018.
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