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Indrani Kopal

BA Discipline Lead - Editing

Indrani Kopal is an award-winning documentary director, editor and former Fulbright scholar with over 15 years of global practice spanning Southeast Asia and the United States. As a former video journalist, Indrani’s films often focus on social issues and marginalised communities, particularly emphasising human rights and gender equality.

Indrani was selected for an International Emerging Filmmakers Fellowship at George Washington University in 2010 and mentored by Emmy Award-winning documentarian Nina Gilden Seavey. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Multimedia Communication from Malaysia and a Master of Fine Arts in Documentary Studies and Production from Hofstra University in New York, where she studied on a Fulbright Scholarship in 2012.

Indrani’s portfolio includes Incarcerated Rhythm (Harlem Film Festival 2018), The Game Changer (Cannes Short Film Corner 2015), Teacher, the Tradition Bearer (2017) Before the Trees Was Strange (editor – Bahamas Film Festival 2016), Inclusion Equal to Love (2016) and She’s My Son (Freedom Film Festival 2007). Notable television credits include “Antha Naal,” a historical documentary series for ASTRO. Recognised as one of Tatler’s Generation T List in 2019, Indrani is celebrated for her impactful contributions to the field.

In addition to her recent teaching at AFTRS, Indrani has taught editing at SAE Creative Media Institute in Sydney, and she served as a Senior Lecturer at Taylor’s University in Malaysia.