Giovanni Rustanto

After earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, Giovanni Rustanto started his professional career as a fashion and art photographer. He took some of the skills from the university and studied the art of photography on his own. He spent five years as a professional fashion photographer before deciding to shift into the world of filmmaking. Then after a firm decision which he has to abandon his comfort zone jobs, he joined a summer workshop to study filmmaking at The Prague Film School.

Shortly after, he pursued a Master’s Degree in filmmaking studies at a small film school under FAMU, Prague, titled FIOFA in Ohrid, Macedonia. Not long after that, unfortunately, the school was forced to closure due to a political condition before he was able to complete his degree at the moment.

He has created three short films selected in various international film festivals, which are mainly influenced by well-known films from world-class directors, such as Ingmar Bergman, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Edward Yang, Asghar Farhadi, and many more.

He has also established a platform for aspiring filmmakers dubbed as “Sinema5” (www.sinema5.com) to focus on short films whilst carrying the vision and primary objective to gather various short films created by young directors and filmmakers from all regions in Indonesia. Recently, he was accepted as a participant in BIFAN NAFF Fantastic Film School 2021 in Bucheon, South Korea.

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Films

Lily of the Valley

MEDIUM SHORT, 2019

A painful truth is revealed when a successful single mother hosts a private celebration for her daughter's 18th birthday.

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Photos

People, landscapes, and anything in between around the cities — shot on film and phone camera.