JAFF JURY MEMBERS

TONY RAYNS

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Tony Rayns is a London-based director, critic, and film festival programmer who has a deep interest in East Asian cinema. He has written articles on periodicals such as Sight & Sound, Cinema Scope, Film Comment, and Artforum; he has also written books on Korean, Chinese, and Japanese movies. He directed the documentary film The Jang Sun-Woo Variations (2001) and recently showed a love affair for East Asian films by publishing a book on Wang Ji-wi’s works on Hwa Jae-yun (2000). Tony Rayns worked as a programmer for the Vancouver International Film Festival from 1989 to 2016; he has selected East Asian films and led the competition for the Dragons & Tigers Awards at the Vancouver International Film Festival for 20 years. He helped launching the 1st Busan ​​International Film Festival, which started in 1996, and has continued to lead the Busan ​​International Film Festival as a Festival Advisor. He received the Kawata Awards in Japan in 2004 and another award from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan in 2008; he was recognized for his contributions to East Asian films.

 

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Tony Rayns ialah seorang sutradara, kritikus, dan programmer festival film yang tinggal di London. Ia memiliki ketertarikan khusus pada film-film Asia Timur. Ia menulis sejumlah artikel untuk beberapa terbitan berkala seperti Sight & Sound, Cinema Scope, Film Comment, and Artforum, serta menulis buku dengan topik perfilman Korea, Cina, dan Jepang. Ia menyutradarai film dokumenter The Jang Sun-Woo Variations (2001) dan belakangan menunjukkan minatnya pada film Asia Timur dengan menerbitkan buku tentang karya Wang Ji-wi dalam Hwa Jae-yun (2000). Tony Rayns bekerja sebagai programmer di Vancouver International Film Festival sejak tahun 1989 hingga 2016; ia menyeleksi film-film Asia Timur dan menyelenggarakan kompetisi untuk Dragon & Tiger Awards dalam festival tersebut selama 20 tahun. Ia juga turut membidani lahirnya Busan International Film Festival pertama pada tahun 1996 dan melanjutkan kerjanya di festival tersebut sebagai Penasihat Festival. Ia dianugerahi Kawata Awards di Jepang pada tahun 2004, menerima penghargaan dari Kementerian Luar Negeri Jepang tahun 2008, dan dikenal karena kontribusinya dalam perfilman Asia Timur.

 

 

 

MIRA LESMANA

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Mira Lesmana was born in Jakarta in 1964. She majored in Film Directing Jakarta Institute of Arts (IKJ), but then graduated from the Department of Film Production. Mira’s love of Indonesian cinema is undeniable. Her determination to turn back Indonesian movie industry came true when she collaborated with Riri Riza, Nan Achnas, and Rizal Mantovani, together writing, directing, and producing Kuldesak monumental movie. The film was released in 1998, when Indonesian film industry was hit by crisis. She made history not only because of its success, but also because the important story behind the making. Mira seemed to re-ignite the passion of Indonesian cinema industry when successfully producing Petualangan Sherina (2000) and Ada Apa dengan Cinta? (2002). Both films dominated the box office, inviting the return of Indonesia’s young generation to the cinema to watch children’s film production. In 2008 and 2009, Mira produced the film Laskar Pelangi and Sang Pemimpi that regained commercial success despite starring a number of faces the society had not known. Even Laskar Pelangi, aired at the Panorama sessions of Berlinale Film Festival in 2009, is also recorded as Indonesia’s box office movie with the highest number of viewers in the country during the decade. Athirah was Mira’s latest movie released in 2016. Its international version entitled Emma’ (Mother) and has been screened in a number of international film festivals in Vancouver, Busan, and Tokyo. Athirah also won six awards from the 2016 Indonesian Film Festival, including the Best Film of the Year.

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Mira Lesmana lahir di Jakarta tahun 1964. Ia mengambil konsentrasi Penyutradaraan Film di Institut Kesenian Jakarta (IKJ), namun mendapatkan gelarnya dari bidang Produksi Film. Cintanya pada perfilman Indonesia tidak diragukan lagi. Tekadnya untuk membangkitkan industri film Indonesia terwujud saat ia berkolaborasi dengan Riri Riza, Nan Achnas, dan Rizal Mantovani dalam penulisan, penyutradaraan, dan produksi film monumental Kuldesak. Film ini rilis pada tahun 1998, saat industri perfilman Indonesia diterpa krisis. Mira mengukir sejarah bukan hanya karena keberhasilan film tersebut, melainkan juga karena cerita penting di balik proses pembuatan. Ia seolah menyulut kembali gairah industri perfilman Indonesia setelah sukses memproduksi Petualangan Sherina (2000) dan Ada Apa dengan Cinta? (2002). Kedua film ini mendominasi box office Indonesia serta mengundang kembali generasi muda Indonesia untuk datang ke bioskop untuk menonton film anak. Pada tahun 2008 dan 2009, Mira memproduseri Laskar Pelangi dan Sang Pemimpi yang meraih sukses komersial meskipun dibintangi oleh para aktor yang belum dikenal oleh publik. Bahkan Laskar Pelangi, yang ditayangkan dalam sesi Panorama Berlinale Film Festival tahun 2009, juga tercatat sebagai film box office Indonesia dengan jumlah penonton terbanyak dalam satu dekade. Film terbaru Mira yang rilis pada tahun 2016 berjudul Athirah; versi internasionalnya berjudul Emma’ (Mother) dan telah diputar pada sejumlah festival film internasional di Vancouver, Busan, dan Tokyo. Athirah juga memenangkan enam penghargaan dalam Festival Film Indonesia 2016, salah satunya kategori Film Bioskop Terbaik.

 

 

HERI PEMAD

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Heri Pemad was born in Sukoharjo, on 12 April 1976. He graduated from Painting Study Program, Department of Fine Arts at ISI Yogyakarta. He has actively exhibited his works both in Indonesia and abroad since he was in college until 2005. He had a solo exhibition in 2001 at Gelaran Budaya, Yogyakarta. Won the Best Water Paint award in 1997 at ISI Yogyakarta, he earned another award from Nokia Art Award Asia Pacific in 1999. He began his career in art exhibiton as a committee member when he was a student in 1998, afterwards, he seriously pioneered a fine art exhibition in 2001. In 2003, he declared himself as an art manager, and in the following year founded an art management. He was invited to present his art management work at BBKL, Vaduz, Liechtenstein, Europe in 2008. Moreover, he has been actively attending art exhibitions abroad, such as CIGE Beijing, Shanghai Biennale, Guangzhou Triennial, Shanghai Art Fair, Biennale of Sydney, Melbourne Art Fair, Singapore Biennale, ART HK, and Art Paris. Other than his career in art scene, he is a co-organizer of Angkasa Pura II art project at Soekarno-Hatta International Aiport Terminal 3 (Ultimate).

 

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Heri Pemad lahir di Sukoharjo, 12 April 1976. Ia lulus dari Program Studi Seni Lukis, Jurusan Seni Murni, ISI Yogyakarta. Ia telah aktif berpameran, baik di Indonesia maupun di luar negeri, sejak masih kuliah hingga tahun 2005. Ia pernah menyelenggarakan pameran tunggal tahun 2001 di Gelaran Budaya, Yogyakarta. Ia memenangkan penghargaan Cat Air Terbaik di ISI Yogyakarta tahun 2007 dan Nokia Art Award Asia Pacific tahun 2009. Kariernya di pameran seni diawali dengan menjadi panitia sejak masih menjadi mahasiswa pada tahun 1998, setelahnya ia merintis pameran seni secara serius sejak tahun 2001. Tahun 2003, ia menyatakan diri sebagai seorang manajer seni, lalu mendirikan manajamen seni di tahun berikutnya. Ia diundang untuk mempresentasikan kerja manajemen seninya di BBKL, Vaduz, Liechtenstein, Eropa pada tahun 2008. Ia juga aktif menghadiri sejumlah pameran seni di luar Indonesia seperti CIGE Beijing, Shanghai Biennale, Guangzhou Triennial, Shanghai Art Fair, Biennale of Sydney, Melbourne Art Fair, Singapore Biennale, ART HK, dan Art Paris. Selain menghidupi karier di dunia kesenian, ia juga menjadi salah satu penyelenggara proyek seni Angkasa Pura II di Terminal 3 (Ultimate) Bandara Soekarno-Hatta.