Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Winner of this year’s Public Engagement Prize (Graduate School Prizes 2015)

This morning,  I just got a terrific news. Here's the first two paragraph of the email:

"Dear Ekky,
The Graduate School Research Prize committee was very pleased to receive your nomination for this year’s Public Engagement Prize.  We are delighted to announce that you have been selected the winner in this category. The committee was greatly impressed by the international reach of your engagement work, the impact on different communities, from the media industry to film studies and beyond, as well as the clear evidence of social media responses online.
We take this opportunity to thank you for your work within your School and for the University of East Anglia as a whole.


Alhamdulillah, All praise belongs to Allah.  I submitted Kineforum event, "Rethinking Indonesian Exploitation Cinema"'s poster. And I attached reports by The Jakarta Post, Liputan6, and Binus International. In addition, I also included London Indonesian Film Screenings 2013 and 2015.

Thank you to Gopalan Mullik, the nominator. Thanks to the committee for choosing me. Thank you to Kineforum people, film producers,  Joko Anwar, Christian Razukas and The Jakarta Post, Ade Irwansyah, Shadia, Ben Murtagh, and everybody. And thank you to Prof. Mark Jancovich dand Dr. Rayna Denison,  my supervisors.

Alhamdulillah, Ya Allah.