Ifa Isfansyah



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.

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