Riri Riza is an Indonesian film director, film producer and screenwriter. Riri graduated in 1993 from the Jakarta Arts Institute, where he majored in film directing. Riza directed his first feature film, Kuldesak, in 1998. Together with Mira Lesmana, Riza has also become a film producer. Their Ada Apa dengan Cinta? (What’s Up With Love?), directed by Rudy Soedjarwo, had two million viewers in 2002, Indonesian cinema’s biggest box-office draw. The sequel was released in April 2016 and is also a box office smash. His other films include Gie, Untuk Rena (For Rena), and 3 Hari Untuk Selamanya (Three Days to Forever), Sokola Rimba and Atambua 39° Celsius.
Karina Utomo is a Melbourne-based extreme metal vocalist, composer, and co-founder of metal bands including, High Tension, Rinuwat, and Kilat. Karina’s vocal practice explores multiple disciplines of extreme metal and experimental cross-cultural practices. Aspects of her practice are informed by and interwoven with Javanese mythology and storytelling. Utomo has performed at various festivals including Download, Dark Mofo, Soundrenaline (Indonesia), and was one of four soloists in Speechless, an opera by composer Cat Hope. Utomo’s releases with High Tension have been nominated for ARIA and AIR awards and recipient of The Age Music Victoria award for ‘Best Heavy Album’.
Aryo Danisiri is an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Indonesia and an awarded documentary filmmaker. His films have premiered at multiple international festivals, including Rotterdam, Amnesty-Amsterdam, and Yamagata’s New Asia Current. Playing Between Elephants, his first feature-length documentary, was awarded ‘Movies That Matters for Best Human Rights Film’ at Jakarta International Film Festival 2007 and Best Documentary at Brussels Independent IFF.
Sieta Beckwith is the Narrative Director at CERES Environmental Park in Melbourne. Her role is to connect all the many stories of CERES across regenerative farming programs, environmental education, social enterprises and community participation, into an impactful, unified narrative. Together, these stories aim to change the systems that no longer serve our world, and help people fall in love with the earth again. Sieta has worked for 15 years in communications roles, assisting purpose-led organisations from across sectors to discover, share and live their deeper mission and vision.
Richard Frankland is one of Australia’s most experienced Aboriginal singer/songwriters, authors and filmmakers. Born in Melbourne, but raised mostly on the coast in south-west Victoria, Richard is a proud Gunditjmara man who has worked as a soldier, fisherman and field officer during the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. Richard has written, directed and produced over fifty video, documentary and film projects including the award-winning No Way to Forget, After Mabo, Harry’s War and The Convincing Ground documentaries.
Ursula Tumiwa is a film producer based in Bali. She has produced various documentary, short and feature art house films in Indonesia since 2008. She is also the co-founder of a social media platform Kisahpedia.id featuring Indonesian content promoting tolerance and humanity. She also explores her creativity sewing, weaving and producing fashion and home necessity made out from upcycled material. She is also a member of the advisory team for Minikino Film Week Bali International Short Film Festival.
Damian Hoo is a content creator based in Indonesia (@hoointheworld). He hails from Brisbane originally and moved to Indonesia in 2021. With over 400K followers on all social media platforms Damian’s content looks at Social issues, Comedy, Food and Travel about all things Indonesia.
Monalisa Sembor is an actor, content creator and model from Wamena, Papua. She is co-founder of Papua Trada Sampah, an organisation working with young people to raise awareness about climate change and to clean up the environment in Papua. Monalisa is also an advocate for liberating understandings of ‘beauty’ portrayed in the media and by the beauty industry itself.