International Students win big at Martini Film Awards Melbourne

Last Friday marked the 10th Annual Martini Film Awards in Melbourne, and we couldn’t be prouder of our international students who were nominated and won multiple awards for their efforts. In total, twelve international students received nominations and six took home the award!

Martinis-Positive-800x300.jpgSome of the team from POSI+IVE accepting an award - Photograph by Ismail Zahari (International JMC Student)

Best Animation award went to short film “Hugs?” with two Indonesian students on the team; Nurul Jihan Khairrunisa (Producer, Animation and Compositing) and Rayhan Ali Reza (Animation).

“The experience working together on "Hugs?" was incredibly interesting, where I felt excited, mad and nervous at the same time. Being the producer along with being the artist isn't that easy that I need to keep everything and everyone on track, manage schedules as well as creating the animation and putting them up together into one film. It is all worth it at the end anyway!”  - Nurul Jihan Khairrunisa.

Best Music Video and Best Overall Picture awards went to Please me by Creature Fear, in which Indonesian student Dina Aprillia was Producer and Cinematographer. The most awards went to short film POSI+IVE, sweeping Best Screenplay, Best Musical Score, Best Actor, Best Direction and Best Short Film. The team included three international students; Ryan Macabenta from Philippines (Director and Producer), Renaldi Abednego (Cinematographer) and Bill Zairofi (Colourist) from Indonesia.

“It was a beautiful experience making this film. I am lucky to have worked with creative people who are very much invested into the film. The subject matter is very sensitive, but everyone was focused and professional… Any recognition the film receives is a recognition not just for the entire production crew but also to everyone who is part of JMC Academy!” – Ryan Macabenta

Congratulations everyone!


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