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  • We chatted with Fierrany Halita, whose film Acquiescence won Best Animation and Co-Best Film at ReelOzInd 2017. Read more on this week’s post where she shared her inspiration to create her short film, major animation influences, and her hopes for Indonesian film industry.
  • AIYA Member Spotlight is back! This time, we spoke with Disty Winata, our new AIYA Links editor who is passionate about tempe and Indonesia-Australia creative community.


  • Yogyakarta, 28 October – The scariest thing is yet to come! Join AIYA Yogyakarta’s Halloween Party for a great night of language, fun, and spooky costumes.
  • Sydney, 30 October – See Merry Riana’s I’m Possible live in Moore Park with guests Iwan Sunito and Dino Patti Djalal.
  • Melbourne, 1 November – Attend AIYA VIC AGM! Please see how you can get involved under Opportunities below.
  • Sydney, 6 November – Come join AIYA NSW for Networking and Language Exchange! This fun-filled night will give you a chance to relax, practice Indonesian/English language skills and meet like-minded young professionals and students, who are interested in all things Australia-Indonesia. Ayo!
  • Tangerang, Surabaya, Cairns, Sydney, Jember, Samarinda, 27 September – 18 November – Catch Fierrany’s film and other short films at Australia – Indonesia Short Film Festival screenings across Indonesia and Australia.
  • Melbourne, 20 November – Attend Lowy Institute’s lecture series of Beyond access: Making Indonesia’s education system work where leading experts on policy and politics Indonesia will discuss underlying political and social relationships in Indonesia’s education system.


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