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Agustinus Dwi Nugroho

Agustinus Dwi Nugroho lahir di Temanggung pada 27 Agustus 1990. Ia menempuh pendidikan Program Studi Film sejak tahun 2008 di sebuah akademi komunikasi di Yogyakarta. Di sini ia mulai mengenal lebih dalam soal film, baik dari sisi kajian maupun produksi. Semasa kuliah aktif dalam produksi film pendek baik dokumenter maupun fiksi. Ia juga lulus dengan predikat cum laude serta menjadi lulusan terbaik. Ia mulai masuk Komunitas Film Montase pada tahun 2008, yang kala itu masih fokus pada bidang apresiasi film melalui Buletin Montase, yang saat ini telah berganti menjadi website montasefilm.com. Sejak saat itu, ia mulai aktif menulis ulasan dan artikel film hingga kini. Ia juga menjadi editor buku Memahami Film Edisi Kedua (2017), serta menjadi salah satu penyusun dan penulis buku Kompilasi Buletin Film Montase Vol.1 – 3 (2018) serta 30 Film Indonesia Terlaris 2002 – 2018 (2019).

Setelah lulus, ia melanjutkan program sarjana di Jurusan Ilmu Komunikasi di salah satu perguruan tinggi swasta di Jogja.  Penelitian tugas akhirnya mengambil tema tentang sinema neorealisme, membandingkan film produksi lokal yang bertema sejenis. Tahun 2017, Ia menyelesaikan studi magisternya di Program Pascasarjana Jurusan Pengkajian Seni di Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI) Yogyakarta dengan minat utama film. Penelitian tesisnya terkait dengan kajian narasi dan plot sebuah film. Saat ini, ia menjadi pengajar tetap di Institut Seni Yogyakarta (ISI), Program Studi Media Rekam, Jurusan Film dan Televisi dan mengampu mata kuliah kritik film. Ia juga aktif memberikan pelatihan, kuliah umum, seminar di beberapa kampus, serta menjadi pemakalah dalam konferensi Internasional. Penelitiannya selalu fokus pada kajian teks naratif maupun sinematik sebuah film.

Di Komunitas Film Montase sendiri, ia menjabat sebagai ketua komunitas sejak tahun 2016 hingga kini. Bersama rekan-rekannya, ia juga aktif terlibat dalam produksi film dan fokus pada penulisan naskah dan penyutradaraan. Beberapa film pernah ia sutradarai baik fiksi maupun dokumenter, antara lain The Sacred of Kudus (2014), Ambarrukmo: Kedaton dalam Pusaran Waktu (2016), Arca (2015), serta Reco (2016). Film-film tersebut berhasil tembus official selection dan finalis di berbagai festival film International maupun nasional. Arca menjadi official selection di 14th International Short & Independent Film Festival Dhaka 2016. The Paintings of War: Aggression in the Eyes of Children berhasil menjadi finalis di ajang 12th Belize International Film Festival 2017, yang sebelumnya juga telah mendapatkan nominasi film dokumenter terbaik dalam ajang Apresiasi Film Indonesia (AFI) 2016. Pada tahun 2014, ia juga meraih penghargaan kategori Penulis Skenario Terbaik melalui film fiksi pendek, Superboy (2014) dalam ajang festival film indie di Yogyakarta.

 

Agustinus Dwi Nugroho was born in Temanggung on August 27, 1990. He studied film since 2008 at film academy in Yogyakarta. Here, he began to know more about  film, both in terms of study and production. During his lecture time, he was active in making both short fiction and documentary films. He is also an early-graduated student and achieved the best graduate student at his academy. He joined the Montase Film Community since 2008, which at that time was still focusing on film critics through Bulletin Montase, before moving to montasefilm.com. Since then, he has been actively writing film reviews and articles. He is also the editor of the film book Memahami Film Second Edition (2017), and one of the writer of Kompilasi Buletin Film Montase Vol.1 – 3 (2018) and 30 Film Indonesia Terlaris 2002 – 2018 (2019) books.

After graduating, he continued his bachelor degree program in Communication Studies at one of the private universities in Yogyakarta. His final research task  theme was about neorealism cinema, comparing local production films that has similar theme. In 2017, he completed his master’s studies at the Graduate Program of the Department of Art Studies at the Indonesian Art Institute (ISI) Yogyakarta, with the main interest in film studies. His thesis research is related to the narrative study and plot of a film. Currently, he is a permanent lecturer at  Yogyakarta Art Institute (ISI), Record Media Study Program, Film and Television Department and teaching film criticism. He also actively provides training, public lectures, seminars in several dictionaries, as well as being presenters in international conferences. His research has always focused on the study of narrative and cinematic of a film.

At the Montase Film Community, he served as community chairman since 2016 till now. Together with his colleagues, he also actively involved in film production and focuses on script writing and directing. He directed both fiction and documentary, such as The Sacred of Kudus (2014), Ambarrukmo: Kedaton in Whirlpool (2016), Arca (2015), and Reco (2016). The films successfully achieved official selection and finalists at various international and national film festivals. Arca became the official selection at 14th International Short & Independent Film Festival Dhaka 2016. The Paintings of War: Aggression in the Eyes of Children succeeded in becoming a finalist at the 12th Belize International Film Festival 2017, which had previously also earned the best documentary nomination in the Apresiasi Film Indonesia (AFI) 2016. In 2014, he won the Best Screenplay for Superboy at indie film festival in Yogyakarta.

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