Budi Irawanto

© Budi IrawantoAcademician, Writer (Indonesia)
Budi Irawanto is the Director of Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival (JAFF), a premier Asian film festival in Indonesia.

Budi served both as president jury and jury members in many film festivals such Berlin International Film Festival 2006, Cinemalaya (Philippines Independent Film Festival) 2009 and Yogyakarta Documentary Film Festival (Festival Film Dokumenter) from 2005-2008.

He wrote two books on Indonesian cinema and contributed articles to the Asian Cinema journal and an edited volume of Asian Documentary Today (2012) published by Asian Network Documentary (AND) and Busan International Film Festival. He is also a lecturer in the Department of Communication Studies at the Gadjah Mada University (Yogyakarta-Indonesia). Currently, he is doing PhD research on cultural politics of contemporary Indonesian and Malaysian cinema in the Department of Southeast Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore.