Yosep Anggi Noen

Yosep Anggi Noen (born 15 March 1983) is an Indonesian film director, producer, screenwriter, editor, and actor. With his 2019 film The Science of Fictions, Noen won the Maya Award for Best Director and earned a Citra Award for Best Director nomination.

Yosep Anggi Noen
Yosep Anggi Noen - IFFR 2020.jpg
Born (1983-03-15) March 15, 1983 (age 38)
Alma materUniversitas Gadjah Mada
  • Director
  • producer
  • writer
  • editor
  • actor
Years active2005–present

Early lifeEdit

Noen's interest in filmmaking dated back from when he was in high school as he made his first film with a handheld camera.[1] He then joined local film collective Limaenam Films in Yogyakarta and was actively involved in the Jojga-NETPAC Asian Film Festival.[1]


After years of working in the industry, Noen released his feature film directorial debut Peculiar Vacation and Other Illnesses in 2012.[1] A road film set in a remote village and mountainous areas, the film was funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the Hubert Bals Fund.[2] His next feature release, the 2016 biopic of disappeared poet and activist Widji Thukul titled Solo, Solitude, earned Noen critical praise, with The Jakarta Post calling the film "made by people who know what they are trying to say and the message they want to convey."[1][3] Noen received two Citra Award nominations for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for his works on the film.[4]

In 2019, Noen directed, wrote, produced, and edited The Science of Fictions. The film saw him reunite with veteran stage actor Gunawan Maryanto who played Widji Thukul in Solo, Solitude. The film garnered Noen four nominations at the 40th Citra Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Editing.[5] He lost in the Original Screenplay category to Adriyanto Dewo's Homecoming and the remaining three to Joko Anwar's Impetigore.[6]


Year Film Director Writer Producer Editing Notes
2011 Working Girls Yes No No No Segment: 'Windless Rhapsody'
2012 Peculiar Vacation and Other Ilnesses Yes Yes No No
2016 Solo, Solitude Yes Yes Yes No
2019 The Science of Fictions Yes Yes Yes Yes

Short filmsEdit

Year Film Director Writer Producer Editor Actor Notes
2002 Met Father Yes No No No No
2005 The Waiting Yes No No No No
2006 About Flying Yes No No No No
2009 It's Not Raining Outside Yes Yes Yes No No
2011 Bermula dari A No No Yes No No Directed by B. W. Purwa Negara
2013 A Lady Caddy Who Never Saw a Hole in One Yes Yes No Yes No
2014 Genre Sub Genre Yes Yes No No No
2015 Love Story Not Yes No No No Yes
2015 Ruma Yes Yes No Yes No
2018 Ballad of Blood and Two White Buckets Yes Yes No No No

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result
2013 Busan International Film Festival Sonje Award A Lady Caddy Who Never Saw a Hole in One Won
2016 36th Citra Awards Best Director Solo, Solitude Nominated
Best Original Screenplay Nominated
2017 2nd Usmar Ismail Awards Best Director Won
2019 Locarno Film Festival Golden Leopard The Science of Fictions Nominated
Special Mentions Won
2019 3rd Tempo Film Festival Best Film Won
Best Director Won
Best Screenplay Nominated
2020 40th Citra Awards Best Picture Nominated
Best Director Nominated
Best Original Screenplay Nominated
Best Editing Nominated
2021 9th Maya Awards Best Feature Film Nominated
Best Director Won


  1. ^ a b c d "Yosep Anggi Noen: Saya Mencoba Berkarya Seliar-liarnya". kumparan (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2021-03-09.
  2. ^ "KOLEKTIF: Vakansi Yang Janggal dan Penyakit Lainnya". minikino.org (in Indonesian). 2015-09-26. Retrieved 2021-03-09.
  3. ^ Post, The Jakarta. "'Istirahatlah Kata-Kata': A rebel poet demystified". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 2021-03-09.
  4. ^ "Daftar lengkap pemenang dan nominasi 'Festival Film Indonesia 2016'". Rappler. Retrieved 2021-03-09.
  5. ^ Media, Kompas Cyber (2020-11-08). "Daftar Lengkap Nominasi FFI 2020 Halaman all". KOMPAS.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2021-03-09.
  6. ^ antaranews.com (2020-12-05). "Daftar lengkap pemenang FFI 2020". Antara News. Retrieved 2021-03-09.

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