Nasi Bungkus Cinema

Nasi Bungkus Cinema

Nasi Bungkus Cinema (or “Packed Lunch Cinema”) began as a series of lunch-time screenings showcasing the work of Arts and Social Sciences students. Since its inception, there have been regular screenings throughout the year, with student films taking on a range of topics including subject matter closely related to units taught within the school, such as environmental concerns, issues relating to race and ethnicity, gender stereotypes, and freedom of speech. Some of the films and students have gone on to achieve great success, such as Fikri Jermadi who won the Best Short Film award at the 2009 Malaysian Film Festival, Weiyan Low, whose short film The Color of Ideas, which he made while at Monash, was screened at the Bangkok International Film Festival, Sheril Bustaman, whose Come Hell or High Water won an Audience Choice Award at the June 2014 Malaysian Shorts film screening, and Bradley Liew whose work has been shown at the Cannes Film Festival. In recent years Nasi Bungkus Cinema has expanded to include films made by local filmmakers, including works by Amir Muhamad, Woo Ming Jin, Liew Seng Tat, Dain Said, Fahmi Reza, Ida Nerina, Sharifah Amani and Khairil Bahar, who have all come to screenings to discuss their work.

Upcoming Nasi Bungkus Cinema screening

Nasi Bungkus Cinema: No Where, Now Here (2018)
Date: Thursday, 6 September 2018 
Time: 5pm - 7.30pm 
Venue: LT 6002


A Film About Love, Infidelity and Redemption

Ferdi is an ethnic Turk who has migrated to Slovenia from Macedonia, and runs guest houses and apartments in Ljubljana, with the help of various locals. His wife Nurdan is helping and supporting him any way she can, but despite her faithfulness and his adherence to Islam, he always chases single women who stay at his properties, frequently neglecting her. After a confrontation when he is drunk, he asks her to leave him and the woman complies. Soon though, Ferdi understands her value and decides to go their hometown in Macedonia to find her and convince her to come back.  Will he succeed?

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Nasi Bungkus Cinema is currently being run by Dr Jonathan Driskell (