PRESS & AWARDS

BEST Actress Award at the Austin After Dark Film Festival 2019


Austin, TX, September 14th, 2019 – “This Is Me” honored to be selected and screened TWICE at the Austin After Dark Film Festival on September 14th, 2019 and Austin Micro Short Film Festival on September 15th, 2019. Super proud & congratulations once again for our lead actress Kaitlyn Newman winning “Best Actress Award” at the Austin After Dark Film Festival and nominee of “Best Actress Award” at the Austin Micro Short Film Festival. The entire cast & crew of this passion project are the best! Thank you so much everyone for coming and supporting indie films.
https://info.filmfestivalcircuit.com/blog/austin-after-dark-film-festival-2019


Radio Interview at KOPN 89.5FM Columbia Missouri with host Dick Dalton


August 28th, 2019 – Lydia Isnanto was interviewed on the radio KOPN 89.5 FM Columbia Missouri with host Dick Dalton. We talked about THIS IS ME, which is a short film dealing with Mental Health and our needed compassion. You can listen at https://www.kopn.org/programs/glocal-news-in-social-artistry/?fbclid=IwAR1TYqUJgEXMTDdrhYUYYltYHZoFjRCoCkWoqdQtsjPbDFW1731IPQD8RsE.


Official Selection at the International PSA Competition 2019


Connecticut, August 21th, 2019 – This Is Me short film trailer selected as an official selection at the International PSA Competition 2019.


Official Selection at the Dumbo Film Festival 2019


New York, August 7th, 2019 – This Is Me short film selected as an official selection at the Dumbo Film Festival 2019.


Podcast Interview at The Spa In Me with host Sandra Foreman


Austin, TX, August 4th, 2019 – Lydia Isnanto was interviewed on The Spa in Me Podcast, which you can listen to Season 1 Episode 9 at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-spa-in-me-podcast/id1465645190#episodeGuid=c4329651820e441d8d037327f6163845. This episode is available in Apple Podcasts, TuneIn Radio, RadioPublic, and Stitcher.


Official Selection at the 25th San Antonio Film Festival 2019


San Antonio, Texas, August 3rd, 2019 – This Is Me short film selected as an official selection at the 25th anniversary of San Antonio Film Festival 2019.





Nominee for Best Music Video at the Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase Festival


Fort Worth, Texas, July 25, 2019 – BFF (Best Friends Forever) music video performed by FantabulouZ band was nominated for Best Music Video and official selection at the Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase Festival : http://www.fwindie.com/fwifs-2019/2019-nominations/2019-international-nominations/


Award of Merit from ONE-REELER Short Film Competition 2019


July 21, 2019 – This Is Me short film received Award of Merit from ONE-REELER Short Film Competition 2019 : https://www.one-reeler.net/awards-of-merit/


Nominee for Best Short Film at the New York Mobile Film Festival 2019


New York, July 11, 2019 – The Calling short film nominated for Best Short Film Award and official selection at the New York Mobile Film Festival 2019.


Press Appearance and Red Carpet Interview at the BRAVEMAKER Film Fest 2019


Cinemark Redwood Downtown 20, California, June 1-2, 2019 – Lydia Isnanto, Producer & Director of Short Film “This Is me” together with Actress Jessica Brynn Cohen were being interviewed by Cindy Maram from Dig In Magazine and Rodrigo Moraes from Bay Area Spotlight during the BRAVEMAKER film festival red carpet promoting mental health awareness.


Special Mental Health Community Award from Silicon Beach Film Festival 2019


Los Angeles, June 21, 2019 – This Is Me short film was screened at SILICON BEACH FILM FESTIVAL in Cinemark 18 & XD at the Howard Hughes Promenade (HHLA), Los Angeles on June 17th, 2019. And received a special Mental Health Community Award from the Silicon Beach Film Festival 2019 : https://www.siliconbeachfilmfestival.com/2019-awards

This Is Me short film also featured as one of the highlights from the 2019 Silicon Beach Film Festival that screens over 300 independent films from around the world listing film festival highlights : https://www.pr.com/press-release/787637


Award of Recognition from BEST SHORTS COMPETITION 2019


This Is Me short film received Award of Recognition for “Women Filmmakers” from Best Shorts Competition 2019 : http://bestshorts.net/past-winners/award-of-recognition-june-2019/


BEST Indie Film & BEST Editing Awards from NEW YORK FILM AWARDS 2019


New York, June 10th, 2019 –This Is Me short film WON Best Indie Film and Best Editing from New York Film Awards Festival 2019 : https://www.newyorkfilmawards.com/may-2019


BEST Trailer Award from OLYMPUS FILM FESTIVAL 2019


Los Angeles, June 4th, 2019 –This Is Me short film WON Best Trailer from Olympus Film Festival Los Angeles 2019 : https://www.olympusfilmfestival.com/winners-artemis-april


BEST Indie Film & BEST Trailer at TOP SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL 2019


June 2nd, 2019 –This Is Me short film WON Best Inspirational Film from Los Angeles Film Festival May 2019 : https://www.lafilmawards.net/may-2019


BEST Indie Film & BEST Trailer at TOP SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL 2019


May 29th, 2019 –This Is Me short film have WON Best Indie Film, Best Trailer and an Honorable Mention: Actress in an Indie Film – Kaitlyn Newman from Top Shorts Film Festival May 2019 : http://www.topshorts.net/may-2019


Official Selection at The 14th International PSA Competition FilmFest52 2019


Connecticut, May 25th 2019 – Short Film “This Is me” has been selected into The 14th International PSA Competition FilmFest52 2019. The screening event with all other thought provoking visual stories will take place at The Bethel Cinema, Connecticut.
More info at https://psacomp.com


Won Best Phone Made Film by Oympus Film Festival Los Angeles


Los Angeles, May 1st 2019 – Lydia Isnanto short film, The Calling, which based on a true story of a writer, a pastor and a filmmaker, Tony Gapastione, has won Best Phone Made Film award by Olympus Film Festival Los Angels.

More information : https://www.olympusfilmfestival.com/winners-artemis-april


Official Selection at BRAVEMAKER Film Fest 2019


Cinemark Redwood Downtown 20, California, June 1-2, 2019 – Short Film “This Is me” has been selected for official selection at BRAVEMAKER film festival in Redwood City, California on June 1-2, 2019.


Official Selection at the Big D Mobile Phone Festival 2019


Dallas Texas, January 4th 2019 – Short Film “The Calling” was selected as official selection for the Big D Mobile Phone Festival at Dallas, Texas on February 7th, 2019.


Featured on Austin Film Project’s “Filmmaker of the Week”


Austin, November 14th 2018 – Lydia Isnanto “Dreampreneur” – Lydia Isnanto is truly one-of-a-kind. Born in Indonesia, she moved to Singapore, where she was a business owner for 15 years before deciding to continue her journey on to the US. First in San Francisco, then to Austin to follow her passion of capturing images and telling stories. Balancing being a business woman and an artist is a challenge she willingly took on, focusing on earning enough income for both herself and to finance her craft. And it is a challenge she not only took on, but truly succeeded at: her films have gone on to win multiple awards all while she successfully created a multinational video and photography business!

Read more at https://www.austinfilmproject.com/blog/lydia-isnanto


Official Selection and Nominee for Best Music Video at the Long Beach Indie International Film Festival 2018


Los Angeles, September 2nd 2018 – Music video “BFF” features exceptional music performance and acting of Caroline Tjen and Jules Rusli from the FantabulouZ band, giving inspiration about the good values for true friendship, was selected as official screening and nominated for Best Music Video at the Cinemark Pike Theatre LA for the 2018 Long Beach Indie International Film Festival.


Won Special Mention by One-Reeler Short Film Competition


Los Angeles, July 25th 2018 – Lydia Isnanto has won a special mention by One-Reeler Short Film Competition. The award was given for 2 masterpieces. Lydia Isnanto short film, The Calling, which based on a true story of a writer, a pastor and a filmmaker, Tony Gapastione.

For more information visit https://www.one-reeler.net/special-mentions/


Won Special Mention by One-Reeler Short Film Competition


Los Angeles, July 25th 2018 – Lydia Isnanto has won a special mention by One-Reeler Short Film Competition. The award was given for music video “BFF” features exceptional music performance and acting of Caroline Tjen and Jules Rusli from FantabulouZ band, giving inspiration about the good values for true friendship

For more information visit https://www.one-reeler.net/special-mentions/


Official Selection by The Impact DOCS Awards


Los Angeles, July 24th 2018 – Lydia Isnanto short film, The Calling, which based on a true story of a writer, a pastor and a filmmaker, Tony Gapastione, was selected by The Impact DOCS Awards.


Won Award in IndieFEST Film Awards


California, May 9th 2018 – Lydia Isnanto has won a prestigious 3 Award of Recognition from the IndieFEST Film Awards under the category of “Christian”, “Women Filmmakers” and “Web Tube Length”. The award was given for Lydia Isnanto exciting short film, The Calling, which based on a true story of a writer, a pastor and a filmmaker, Tony Gapastione. Stories can heal the world, but we have to let them heal us first. This is THE CALLING.

“Share your story with someone. You never know how one sentence of your life story could inspire someone to rewrite their own.”

The IndieFEST Film Awards recognizes film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals in the film and television industry. Information about the IndieFEST and a list of recent winners can be found at http://www.theindiefest.com.

In winning an IndieFEST Film Award, Lydia Isnanto joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally respected award including Liam Neeson as the narrator of Love Thy Nature, A Path Appears Documentary featuring George Clooney and Blake Lively, Radical Grace executive produced by Susan Sarandon, a searing expose Davids and Goliath by Leon Lee, and Touched with Fire starring Katie Holmes.  Rick Prickett, who chairs The IndieFEST Film Awards, had this to say about the latest winners, “The IndieFEST is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world from powerhouse companies to remarkable new talent. The IndieFEST helps set the standard for craft and creativity. The judges were pleased with the exceptional high quality of entries. The goal of The IndieFEST Film Awards is to help winners achieve the recognition they deserve.”

For more information visit http://theindiefest.com/past-winners/awards-of-recognition-may-2018


Won Award in IndieFEST Film Awards


California, May 9th 2018 – Lydia Isnanto has won a prestigious 2 Award of Recognition from the IndieFEST Film Awards under the category of “Music Video” and “Women Filmmakers”. The award was given for Lydia Isnanto exciting Music Video, BFF (Best Friends Forever), which give inspiration about the good values for true friendship. BFF (Best Friends Forever) features exceptional music performance and acting of Caroline Tjen and Jules Rusli.

“This is not a lonely journey”

The IndieFEST Film Awards recognizes film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals in the film and television industry. Information about the IndieFEST and a list of recent winners can be found at http://www.theindiefest.com.

In winning an IndieFEST Film Award, Lydia Isnanto joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally respected award including Liam Neeson as the narrator of Love Thy Nature, A Path Appears Documentary featuring George Clooney and Blake Lively, Radical Grace executive produced by Susan Sarandon, a searing expose Davids and Goliath by Leon Lee, and Touched with Fire starring Katie Holmes.  Rick Prickett, who chairs The IndieFEST Film Awards, had this to say about the latest winners, “The IndieFEST is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world from powerhouse companies to remarkable new talent. The IndieFEST helps set the standard for craft and creativity. The judges were pleased with the exceptional high quality of entries. The goal of The IndieFEST Film Awards is to help winners achieve the recognition they deserve.”

For more information visit http://theindiefest.com/past-winners/awards-of-recognition-may-2018


Featured at LEILA MAY


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Very honoured to be selected as one of the Top 20 most socially influential wedding photographers here in Singapore by Leila May. Proud of every team in d’ZIGN for you as we have always been striving to be the best at the top and continuously giving our best with skillful photography technology and talents to our dearest clients.

 


Featured at The Straits Times sundaylife! Newspaper


Wedding Drone Videography Singapore, has been in our mind for sometime before we launched it. When we proposed a special one hour fun shoot with drone aerial view, gladly Hock & Applie was excited and accepted the challenge. There were few venues consideration such as Sentosa Beach, Chinese Garden and Jurong Park as part of their wedding day itinerary. We did survey and tested the drone at these venues except Jurong Park where there is a sign of no aerial activity. After tested at Chinese Garden, we found that the bridge is gonna be super awesome. And despite all the hard work… there’s no greater satisfaction than knowing that our work and masterpiece has brought an unforgettable happiness, memories & satisfaction to our Clients. Thank you so much to our superb couple Hock & Applie for your trust and the wonderful testimony you have shared with The Straits Times newspaper about us. We are honored!

As written by Bryna Singh on The Straits Times sundaylife! 
Another happy customer is airport operations manager Chua Ching Hock, 30, whose wedding video incorporated drone shots by videography company d’ZIGN for you. He was filmed from the top kissing his bride-to-be in their wedding car and dancing with their team of groomsmen and bridesmaid.
“We called the drone a wasp and kept laughing every time it was overhead,” he says. “We ended up being very relaxed during the shoot and looked really happy on camera.”

View the video :
YOUTUBE : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5RIRiAP4QY
BLOG : http://dzignforyou.com/blog/2014/09/13/weddingvideographysingapore-drone-hockapplie/

Read more at The Straits Times online :
http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/more-lifestyle-stories/story/here-comes-the-drone-20150322

BLOG : http://dzignforyou.com/blog/2015/04/11/the-straits-times-lifestyle-here-comes-the-drone/
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Finalist of The International Travel Photography


Selected as finalist of the 2nd international travel photography competition organised by 1000for1.com: All of Asia
http://www.1000for1.com/finalists-all-of-asia/
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FEATURED @FearLESS PHOTOGRAPHERS


Featured by Fearless Photographers : Singapore Wedding Photographer – Lydia Isnanto http://www.fearlessphotographers.com/blog/singapore-wedding-photographer-lydia-isnanto/ singaporeweddingphotographer-fearlessphotographers-lydiaisnanto


PDN TOP KNOTS WINNER


Selected as one of this year’s Top Knots winner for one of video story creation, “Memorable Story & Wedding in Bali.” Could not have done it without the awesome couple Johnny & Jocelyn with their complete trust and love towards d’ZIGN for you. And my awesome team in Singapore, Macau, and Bali : Roy, Erikson, Niko, Yuki. Deepest gratitude also to PDN (Photo District News) and the esteemed panel of judges : Rebecca Crumley (Wedding Photo Director of The Knot Inc.), Muzam Agha (Photo Producer of Martha Stewart Weddings) and Jason Groupp (Director of WPPI). Being selected from among extremely talented international cinematographers truly an honor.
Click here to view the winning video : https://youtu.be/HMJu5-beJkM
View all this year’s winner in the printed May issue of PDN, which has a distribution of over 25000 including over 5000 influential art buyers, photo editors and art directors : http://digitalmag.pdnonline.com/pdnonline/201305?pg=71#pg71
Available also on mobile Newsletter apps “PDN (Photo District News)”, and enjoy special Top Knots Winners’ gallery on PDNonline.
Check this out for more : http://dzignforyou.com/blog/2013/05/22/pdn-top-knots-winner/ 2013topknotswinnervideo2013topknotswinnervideo-pdnmagazinemay03


Finalist in The Cathay Motion Picture 2012 AWARDS


Apart from more than hundred submission, our short film “Celebrate Life” has selected as Finalist. One of the TOP 25 Motion Pictures. As Cathay Organisation turns 77 this year, so this motion picture competition is based on the theme “Celebrate” – and every short film has to be completed within 77 hours. We would like to thank and appreciate all friends, family and d’ZIGN for you’s TEAM who have been supporting us and giving us votes daily. Although we didn’t win first prize but it’s still a great achievement for us. We are thrilled by how you guys believing in us. So we celebrate this moment of the fun experience in making film, met the many great directors, producers, judges & actors, having great encouragers like you guys and friendship with the talented cast in this movie project, I couldn’t stop laughing remember the fun and honored to make things happen together with such positive, handsome, pretty, smart, humble and multitasking actor and actress like Niko, Peter and Yunita 🙂
Check out the short film “CELEBRATE LIFE” here : http://youtu.be/Ykog6x7jnZo
This short film is about you’ll attract what you believe, so if you believe in faith and positive, you’ll attract that. And if you believe in fear and negative, you’ll attract that as well. There’s no right or wrong, just that you will have what you believe. We hope in the midst of busy life in Singapore, and in the midst of rain and storm that may come to your life, let’s dance and give some space to have faith in yourself and celebrate YOU
Blog : http://dzignforyou.wordpress.com/2012/10/30/finalist-in-the-cathay-motion-picture-2012-awards/

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WINNER of the week at NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL 2012


Featured as WINNER of the week at NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL 2012
BLOG : http://dzignforyou.wordpress.com/2012/10/30/winner-of-the-week-at-national-geographic-channel-2012/

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Selected as One of the Editor’s picks from National Geographic Traveler Magazine 2012


This photo (no.4) was taken when I was a Photographer for Aldo & Nova’s wedding in Israel. And show cased as one of the Editor’s picks from National Geographic Traveler Magazine 2012. http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2012/06/national_geographic_traveler_m.html bp4 SPONTANEOUS MOMENT OF WOMENS PRAYER : This was my first time seeing many women from the youngest to the oldest praying seriously with all of their heart and mind. (Lydia Isnanto/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)


Featured as one THE BEST OF THE BEST in TOWN in Blissful Brides Magazine 


Featured as one THE BEST OF THE BEST in TOWN in Blissful Brides Magazine (Jan-Jun 2012)
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Featured by SIMPLYWEDDING.COM


Tell us about yourself, how did you actually started out in this business? Lydia: There is love happening around us everyday.. on the streets, in the mall, beach…everywhere. My passion is to discover these through photography and videography every single day. This business started through videography. I did a few montage and love story video clips. Slowly I expanded my expertise into capturing wedding days with both videography and photography. It amazes me to discover how love can be captured in photographs and videos. They truly can speak a thousand words.

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Featured at City News


Cupid With A Camera Behind every wedding there is a story. Lydia Isnanto uncovers it and tells the story in images. “The love story of a couple gives me the inspiration for the concept behind the video. We want to capture the most meaningful moments for each couple. Each story is unique and we have to look at it differently—there is no fixed template for a wedding video.” Lydia Isnanto, is the antithesis of the typical “creative director”: she is cheerful, generous, kind and yes, creative and resourceful. These attributes give her the ability to unlock that unique story behind the coming together of a couple, and to use different concepts and angles to create one-of-a-kind photo albums and wedding videos for each of her clients…. Check this out for more : http://www.citynews.sg/2011/10/cupid-with-a-camera/ 111011-12-CITY-NEWS-media-of-Lydia-Isnanto-dZIGN-LOWRES


ONE of TOP 100 MOST INSPIRING REAL WOMEN on 12 March 2011, organized by CozyCot International Women’s Day


Selected as one of TOP 100 MOST INSPIRING REAL WOMEN on 12 March 2011, organized by CozyCot International Women’s Day. IMG_1897 women (72)


Finalist In in The Professional Category of Creative Video Awards 2011, brought by MediaCorp’s Channel 5 and the Singapore Media Academy


Based on a remarkable true story, this video captured the life story of a 5 year old little girl named Janelle Leo. She was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma cancer at the age of 4. Over the past one year, she has braved through many harsh treatments. At such a tender age, she exhibited the traits of a fighter and warrior. Her source of strength comes from the memories of her loved ones. One of the best memories is with the hero in her life; her mommy. Janelle knows that the cancer treatment is a necessary part of her recovery. Knowing that everything will be okay as long as her hero is by her side, she is full of hope for tomorrow. She wants to be a superhero for her daddy and mommy. We are truly honored to have produced this video with title “My Hero”, which was shortlisted as a finalist in the Professional Category of Creative Video Awards 2011, brought by MediaCorp’s Channel 5 and the Singapore Media Academy and supported by CANON Singapore.
Click here to view more : VIDEO : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf-MTbVRwKQ
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FIRST prize in the Professional Category of the “Life Caring Moments” photography contest organized by Samaritans of Singapore (SOS)


Generated more than 500 over submissions, this photo has won FIRST prize in the Professional category of the “Life’s Caring Moments” photography contest organized by Samaritans of Singapore (SOS), as part of Suicide Awareness Week 2009. It’s a great privilege for me to be part of World Suicide Prevention Day. Every day in Singapore, at least 1 person dies by suicide. Many more would have attempted and lived. For every suicide attempt or death, more family, friends and care givers would be affected. This photo and exhibition hopefully could remind everyone of the caring moments in their lives and to draw on them during life’s difficult and distressing times. This winning photo speaks of hope. In times of distress when we are feeling down and troubled, keep our eyes and point our finger to the right direction and we will see the great destiny that lies within us. The best is yet to be.
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Shortlisted as Best Entries in Asia pacific Screen Awards at CNN


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Featured at Extraordinary Online Magazine


Igniting The Passion As a creative soul, Lydia is motivated by the surprises each new day brings. As an eager individual, Lydia’s zealous attitude has her travelling and meeting people as she strides on a discovery path of new ideas. As a passionate photographer, Lydia is inspired by the essence of life itself. Lydia is the founder of “d’ZIGN for you” – her instrument of wedding inspirations for the past 3 years. She shares her love for wedding photography openly as she captures the still frames of loving, blissful couples. Initially, she had dabbled in creating wedding videos for friends that had consistently garnered praise. So from then on, Lydia has since followed her heart and never looked back. How does Lydia work? Check this out for more : http://dzignforyou.wordpress.com/2009/03/30/extraordinary-interview/ 090304_014


Mum’s Strength Inspired First Prize Winning Video


First prize Mum’s strength inspired winning video / MTV (11 May 2008) Featured in My Paper, Monday 12 May 2008 Organized by ASIAONE Mother’s Day 2008 in Super Mum Contest.
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