Though close neighbours, Australians and Indonesians know little about each other. But we also know that Australians and Indonesians want to get to know each other better and that we share a great sense of humour and passion for creativity.
Established in 2016 and held annually since, ReelOzInd! Australia Indonesia Short Film Competition and Festival seeks to raise awareness and improve understanding between the peoples of both countries.
It offers a platform for Australians and Indonesians to tell stories by way of this most compelling and creative medium, short film. ReelOzInd! is the first short film competition to bring Australian and Indonesian filmmakers together to share their work and stories in the same forum.
Shortlisted films are showcased to an online audience and the winning films screened in screening events across Indonesia and Australia. Our judges include prominent Australians and Indonesians from the arts, film, media and academia. Each year submissions must apply the chosen theme. In 2018 the theme was Youth/(Pe)Muda, 2017, Water/Air and 2016, Neighbour/ Tetangga.
Coordinated by the Australia Indonesia Centre, ReelOzInd! taps into a web of networks in Indonesia and Australia in education, film, government and business to reach a wide audience in both countries and beyond.