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ReelOzInd! launches 7th festival with premieres in Australia and Indonesia on 22 October

Simultaneous ReelOzInd! 2022 festival screenings will be held in Melbourne and Malang, featuring a collection of short films from Indonesia and Australia judged best by our jury of experts.

ReelOzInd! 2022 will also premiere online through the ReelOzInd! website and the Australia-Indonesia Centre YouTube channel.

The in-person premiere screenings will take place on 22 October in Melbourne at ACMI Federation Square, and in Malang at CGV Malang City Point in collaboration with festival partners Univeristas Brawijaya and Universitas Negeri Malang.

Book your free tickets for the Melbourne Premiere at ACMI here.

Our festival trailer provides a sneak peek of some of the Indonesian- and Australian-made films to be showcased in the festival and viewer votes online gallery, and celebrates a triumphant return to a hybrid, in-person and online viewing model that hasn’t been enjoyed since 2019.

We are currently on the lookout for organisations, groups or individuals who would like to host their own ReelOzInd! 2022 Pop-up festival screening. Pop-ups can be held at any point between 22 October and 23 December, with no screening too large or too small. Interested parties will be sent an event kit that includes social media assets and the festival reel, to create the perfect event at your school, office, or any other location you can think of!

After a highly competitive submission and judging process, the short films included in the festival have been selected by our jury of leading film professionals and critics as best in their respective category: Fiction, Documentary, Animation and Young Filmmaker (13-18 years). A total $AUD15,000 prize pool is on offer to winning selections.

“Year-on-year, the quality of submissions to the festival continues to improve,” said festival director Jemma Purdey. “Our outstanding jury hasn’t had an easy time selecting 2022’s winning entries!”

“After two years online, we can’t wait to meet our audiences in-person again at our pop-up screenings in collaboration with our wonderful partners and supporters in Indonesia and Australia,” she continued.

Established in 2016 with the goal of raising awareness and understanding between the peoples of both Australia and Indonesia, viewers are invited to view previous festival reels at the ReelOzInd! website

We are also excited about a project that will come to fruition in the coming months working with our archive of ReelOzInd! films. With funding from the DFAT’s Australia-Indonesia Institute we are preparing to launch a teaching resource pack that focuses on Indonesian language learning in primary and secondary schools. Watch this space!

For more details about this year’s festival and the ReelOzInd! teaching resource, stay tuned to the ReelOzInd! website and its social media channels: Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Eager viewers can also sign up for updates via the Australia-Indonesia Centre’s mailing list or help us spread the word about the festival by using a variety of social media tiles on their own channels.