Michael Sewandono


A seasoned filmmaker with proven expertise in film directing, development, script writing and consulting, with a global network of expert creatives and producers.


Michaël graduated from the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam Netherlands and studied at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television in Cuba.

He was awarded and nominated for Young Directors Awards in Cannes and several film festivals. Michael works both as a filmmaker and an autonomous artist, creating a body of work that combines genuine imagery with personal realism, incidentally elevating his films with a surreal touch.

Having lived in Indonesia and Norway, currently based in the Netherlands, Michaël is now in early production of a feature film, selected for development by l’Atelier at the Cannes Film Festival, and a music-documentary, both supported by the Dutch Film Funds.

Selected screenings and exhibitions

- Sao Paulo, OCA Building/ Goethe Institute, Brazil

- Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Rencontres Internationales Berlin, Germany

- National Museum Reina Sofia, Rencontres Internationales Madrid, Spain

- Centre Pompidou, Rencontres Internationales Paris, France

- Shanghai Film Festival, China

- Bienal del fin del Mundo, Argentine

- Flux-s, Eindhoven – exhibition, multiple screen, The Netherlands

- International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands

- Dutch Film Festival, Utrecht

- Film festival Mannheim, Germany

- Kunsthallen,Oslo

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