JAFF Education: Acting Workshop with Bengkel Acting Kuma

This program is an introduction to basic acting training for participants which will be taught by Kuma Acting Workshop, the material includes theory, taste, and knowledge of actor professionalism in the film industry.

LPP 1 | MON, 28 NOV - WED, 30 NOV | 10:00 - 13:00


Bengkel Akting Kuma

Bengkel Akting Kuma was founded in 2016 by Paul Agusta and Khiva Iskak to address the lack of human resources for acting in Indonesian films. The Bengkel Akting Kuma syllabus was expanded in 2018 with physical and sensory exercises led by Artasya Sudirman and Kiki Narendra. The mentoring team grew in tandem with the increased demand for Bengkel Akting Kuma workshops, and in 2021, alumni Mian Tiara and Brigitta Cynthia joined as Mentors. Bengkel Akting Kuma’s goal remains to train talented, professional, and responsible professional actors.

Speakers

Paul Agusta

Paul Agusta

Paul is a filmmaker, actor, and teacher based in Jakarta. His five feature films and dozens of short films have been shown at various international festivals. Paul is preparing his sixth feature-length film, "Sayembara", which will be released at the end of 2023.

Mian Tiara

Mian Tiara

Mian Tiara is an actress, musician, and screenwriter who learned acting at Bengkel Akting Kuma and has completed several feature films, shorts, series, and stage shows. She received the Citra Award for Best Theme Songwriter at the 2021 Indonesian Film Festival and is also active in the "film industry as a safe place" campaign.

Khiva Iskak

Khiva Iskak

He knew the art of acting on stage since he was eight and loved cinema. Khiva grew up studying theater through the Bengkel Teater Rendra and became exposed to realism with Teater Populer. In 2011 he started his career on the big screen until now. Then, together with Paul Agusta, he founded the Bengkel Akting Kuma in 2016 and already had 14 new batches of aspiring actors.

Artasya Sudirman

Artasya Sudirman

She began her artistic journey in 2002 with Teater Tetas, which led to her first European performance (2012) and her second European tour in 2016, directed by Austrian Werner Schulze. Artasya's first book, "Adriana", was published in 2010, followed by "Singgah" and "Jika". She also participated in a poetry collection, with "Menuai Sajak di Kebun Raya" alongside Sapardi Djoko Darmono. In 2012, she returned to Teater Populer and is still involved in both until this day.