Outstanding Contribution to Southeast Asian Cinema Award


Core Team (Left to Right): Yudistira DILIANZIA, Albertus Wida WIRATAMA, Hasta Trida PRAMITA, Gugi GUMILANG, Mia INDRESWARI, Zakiah, Dwi HERAWATI, Virencia SUGANDA
Absent: Azalia Syahputri HARTONO, Kania MAMONTO, Natalie VALENTINE, Skolastika LUPITAWINA

This year, SGIFF proudly presents the Outstanding Contribution to Southeast Asian Cinema Award to In-Docs (Indonesia).

Established in 2002 and based in Jakarta, In-Docs is a non-profit institution devoted to developing the art of documentary storytelling across Southeast Asia. Its pioneering two-decade-long efforts have established a strong ecosystem to support the craft of documentary filmmaking based on the ethos of inclusivity and sustainability. Among its many initiatives spanning education, development and funding, it is particularly known for the popular Docs By the Sea pitching forum. Founded in 2015, Docs By the Sea brings together the best documentarians in the region. It has supported 156 projects, forged lasting networks with industry professionals worldwide, and awarded more than USD125,000 to Asian documentary filmmakers. In-Docs most recently launched VITAMIN, a non-profit organisation and online platform dedicated to Indonesian educators and students with the aim of increasing the accessibility of documentary films from all over the world.

Core Team

  • Azalia Syahputri HARTONO
  • Hasta Trida PRAMITA
  • Kania MAMONTO
  • Virencia SUGANDA
  • Natalie VALENTINE
  • Skolastika LUPITAWINA
  • Yudistira DILIANZIA
  • Zakiah


  • AAl Jazeera English
  • Alexander IRWAN
  • Amelia HAPSARI
  • Amy HOBBY
  • Andi F. NOYA
  • Badan Ekonomi Kreatif
  • Beadie FINZI
  • Boy BERAWI
  • British Council
  • Cara MERTES
  • Chandra TANZIL
  • Chi-hui YANG
  • Darmawan TRIWIBOWO
  • Doc Society
  • Don EDKINS
  • Fadjar HUTOMO
  • Festival Film Dokumenter
  • Ford Foundation
  • Frédéric VIOLEAU
  • Goethe-Institut Indonesien
  • Hanifah MAKARIM
  • Heidi ARBUCKLE
  • Institut Français Indonesia
  • Kementerian Pariwisata dan Ekonomi
  • Kreatif
  • Kementerian Pendidikan,
  • Kebudayaan, Riset, dan Teknologi
  • Kenichi IMAMURA
  • Malinda WINK
  • Metro TV
  • Mridu CHANDRA
  • Natacha DEVILLERS
  • Open Society Foundation
  • Philip YAMPOLSKY
  • Rebekah LIN
  • Ricky PESIK
  • Scottish Documentary Institute
  • Shanty HARMAYN
  • The Embassy of the Netherlands
  • The Embassy of the Netherlands
  • Tribeca Film Institute

Selection Committee

This year’s award selection committee consists of film scholar Patrick F. Campos (Philippines), film consultant Gabriel Kuperman (Laos/USA), film producer Nandita Solomon (Malaysia) and filmmaker Pimpaka Towira (Thailand)

Selection Committee Statement

Following our deliberation, this year’s committee is pleased to announce Indonesia’s In-Docs as the recipient of the 2022 OCSEACA. In doing so, the committee felt it important to recognise its achievements as a pioneering organisation that continues to platform the regional exchange of ideas and mutual support as a stalwart in Southeast Asia’s filmmaking communities—especially among documentary filmmakers. As In-Docs celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, the committee would like to acknowledge and bring attention to In-Docs' considerable dedication to championing the region’s tireless spirit of documentary filmmaking.

Selection Committee Members

Pimpaka TOWIRA

Filmmaker and Programmer

Pimpaka TOWIRA is a pioneer among female film directors in the Thai independent film scene since the early 1990s. She received international acclaim for her first feature One Night Husband (2003), which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival. She was previously Programme Director for the Bangkok International Film Festival in 2001, 2008 and 2009 and, most recently, Programme Director for the Bangkok ASEAN Film Festival since 2015.

Patrick CAMPOS

Film Scholar and Programmer

Patrick F. CAMPOS is a Filipino film scholar, programmer, and associate professor at the University of the Philippines Film Institute and a member of NETPAC. He is the author of The End of National Cinema (2016), co-author of Scenes Reclaimed (2020), editor of Pelikula: A Journal of Philippine Cinema, and the special issues “Southeast Asian Horror Cinemas” for Plaridel, “The Politics of Religion in Southeast Asian Cinemas” for Situations, and “Contemporary Philippine Cinema” for Art Archive.


Writer and Film Producer

Nandita SOLOMON is a Malaysian writer and producer of feature films & documentaries. She is the producer of internationally acclaimed titles such as Bunohan: Return to Murder (2011) and Interchange (2016). Along with film director Dain Iskandar Said, she co-founded the independent production company Apparat.


Film Consultant

Gabriel Shaya KUPERMAN founded the Luang Prabang Film Festival, an annual celebration of Southeast Asian Cinema, and served as its Director for ten years. Now no longer involved with the festival on a daily basis, his time is mostly spent with his creative consulting agency, called Quack, which provides communications support to non-governmental organizations and embassies.