Indonesian Short Films Recognized at 2020 SeaShorts Film Festival1 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
Two Indonesian short films were among the winners at the 2020 SeaShorts Film Festival that was held virtually from 12 to 20 September.
One of the films, BURA (2019), was recognized in three categories, namely Jury Awards, Best Sound and Best Cinematography. Helmed and penned by Eden Junjung, the 12-minute film set in the Tapal Kuda region of East Java amid the country’s political transition in 1998 follows pesantren (Islamic boarding school) students who are determined to protect their teachers from mysterious murderers by taking guard duties at night. However, their plan is interrupted after one student leaves his post to meet his lover.