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Festival Filem Indonesia: Best Short Goes To Lucky Kuswandi!

by The Daily SeniNovember 24, 2015

LAST night, Festival Filem Indonesia was held in the Banten province of Java. Contributions and achievements in Indonesian cinema were recognised at the prestigious event, which saw the Filem Pendek Terbaik award going to The Fox Exploits The Tiger’s Might.

First premiering at the Cannes Film Festival this year as part of the official Semaine de la Critique line-up, The Fox Exploits The Tiger’s Might is a 25-minute film which tells the story of two preteen boys who “discover their sexuality and the relation between power and sex in the awkward setting of a sleepy small town with a military base”.

The film contains suggestive images, sexual symbolism and a homosexual teenage protagonist, and is a dramatic period piece set in Indonesia. It stars visual artist Atrey Moniaga and actor Kemas Fauzan, with Surya Saputra in a guest role — read more about the film in our piece from back in May.

Produced by Babibuta Films, the short was directed by young Indonesian director Lucky Kuswandi, known for Selamat Pagi Malam and Madame X.

On top of being officially selected for Cannes, The Fox Exploits The Tiger’s Might has also been nominated for a Sony CineAlta Discovery Award, a Canal+ Award and a Queer Palm Award.

First held in 1955, Festival Filem Indonesia has run for 36 years. It’s highest award is the coveted Filem Bioskop Terbaik, which went to black and white film Siti this year.


Winners

Film Pendek Terbaik: The Fox Exploits The Tigers Might

Film Animasi Terbaik: GWK

Film Dokumenter Panjang Terbaik: Mendadak Caleg

Film Dokumenter Pendek Terbaik: Tino Sidin Sang Guru Gambar

Film Televisi Terbaik: Hati-hati dengan Hati

Perancang Busana Terbaik: Retno Yanti Damayanti (Guru Bangsa: Tjokroaminoto)

Penulis Skenario Asli Terbaik: Eddie Cahyono

Penulis Skenario Adaptasi Terbaik: Jenny Jusuf (Filosofi Kopi)

Penata Musik Terbaik: Krisna Purna (Siti)

Penata Suara Terbaik: Khikmawan Santosa (A Copy of My Mind)

Pengarah Artistik Terbaik: Allan Sebastian (Mencari Hilal)

Penyunting Gambar Terbaik: Ahsan Andrian (Filosofi Kopi)

Penata Efek Visual Terbaik: Fixit Works (Supernova)

Pengarah Sinematografi Terbaik: Ipung Rachmat Syaiful (Guru Bangsa: Tjokroaminoto)

Pemeran Anak Terbaik: Aria Kusuma (Pendekar Tongkat Emas)

Pemeran Pendukung Wanita Terbaik: Christine Hakim(Pendekar Tongkat Emas)

Pemeran Pendukung Pria Terbaik: Mathias Muchus (Toba Dreams)

Pemeran Utama Wanita Terbaik: Tara Basro (A Copy of My Mind)

Pemeran Utama Pria Terbaik: Deddy Soetomo (Mencari Hilal)

Sutradara Terbaik: Joko Anwar (A Copy of My Mind)

Film Terbaik: Siti

Lifetime Achievement: George Kamarullah

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