Dividing Lines

Glasgow Short Film Festival presents a programme of recent Indonesian short film, specially curated for Discover Indonesia. Ranging from experimental fiction to documentary and artists’ moving image, the films explore divisions within Indonesian society, and the ways in which they are crossed or transcended.

The programme features two films by Yogyakarta-based filmmaker Yosep Anggi Noen, both of which previously screened in competition at Rotterdam Film Festival, and Sidi Saleh’s Maryam, which won the Orizzonti Award at last year’s Venice Film Festival. Also screening are two works by the Jakarta-based non-profit Forum Lenteng, which provides community media literacy training and runs an annual festival of experimental film, Arkipel.


Genre Sub Genre
Yosep Anggi Noen // 2013 // 12 min

Four sub-genres of film, documenting the predictions of a land in the south east of Indonesia. Commissioned by Museum of East Nusa Tenggara.

Sidi Saleh // 2014 // 18 min

Maryam is a Muslim working as a housekeeper for a Catholic family. On Christmas Eve she is faced with a dilemma when she is forced to escort her autistic employer to Mass.

Alam: Martyr (Alam: Syuhada)
Hafiz Rancajale // 2005 // 9 min

A simple portrait of Alam, a young man living in Jakarta. Alam’s goals and desires are very simple. He wants to do the best for his family.

Starting With A (Bermula Dari A)
BW Burba Negara // 2011 // 16 min

A girl lends her lips to a boy who lends her a pair of eyes. Her lips become his voice as his eyes become her sight.

A Lady Caddy Who Never Saw a Hole in One
Yosep Anggi Noen // 2013 // 14 min

A golf lesson. A love story. Rage.

Sunrise Jive
Mahardika Yudha // 2005 // 7 min

Automobile factory workers perform morning exercises before work.


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