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Cross Cultural Film Award by AICEF

The AICEF Prize is presented to a pair of first or second-time feature filmmakers whose work robustly embraces cross-cultural themes in the narrative or documentary genre. American-Indonesian Cultural & Educational Foundation was founded in 1971 and is devoted to fostering closer cultural and educational ties between the people of the United States and the Republic of Indonesia.

Dear Thirteen

Directed by Alexis Neophytides

Country United States


A poetic exploration of coming of age in the modern world. Weaving together stories of thirteen-year-olds from France, Australia, Mexico, Nepal and the US, video diaries and candid interviews reveal how global issues are shaping and being shaped by young people. The film’s score by Dan Deacon underlines the complexity and the beauty in transition and finding adulthood today.

Sculpting The Giant

Directed by Banu Wirandoko & Rheza Arden Wiguna

Country Indonesia


A man promised to build the biggest copper statue on earth but must face a crisis, misfortunes, and deceptions and ended up giving 28 years of his life in Sculpting the Giant.

Official Selection & World Premiere at the 42nd Vancouver International Film Festival Best Documentary in Art & Power – Master of Art Film Festival, Bulgary