Makbul Mubarak was born in Tolitoli, Indonesia. He studied political science in Indonesia before moving to South Korea to study film at Korea National University of Arts. He is an alumni of the Berlinale Talent Campus (now Berlinale Talents). His first short THE DOG'S LULLABY was awarded best film at XXI Short Film Festival 2016 and won the jury’s special mention at the Thai Short Film & Video Festival in 2016. He is currently preparing his first film, AUTOBIOGRAPHY, selected at TFL’s FeatureLab 360, and supported by Indonesia’s Ministry of Culture for script and development.