Since the 1930’s, the geographically and culturally diverse island of Bali has inspired the creative, artistic and spiritual with its unique traditional cultural and colorful ceremonial life. Bali International Film Festival, also known and registered as BALINALE, invites international filmmakers to present their work to a discerning audience that’s a wonderful mix of locals and expatriates from across the globe.
Recognized internationally for the diversity of its programming consisting of Indonesian and international independent and award winning fiction, documentary, feature and short films, it is also credited for the quality of the associated events where filmmakers enjoy BALINALE’s relaxed and familiar manner informally meeting to discuss films, trends and the demands of a growing fast paced industry.
Established in 2007, the non-profit non-government foundation strongly supported by the community in the children’s program, school visits and free open air cinema, locally known as ‘layar tancap’. BALINALE is known for its specialized knowledge and importance in promoting Indonesian cinema acting as a platform and history of supporting established and aspiring local filmmakers with workshops and seminars as an important part of the program. Oscar®, Emmy®, BAFTA®, AFA, FFI and Cannes award winning filmmakers continue each year to help us achieve our goals of bringing together a gathering of global creativity.
BALINALE will further develop new cultural programs and experiences through storytelling, art & film and continue to build on existing relationships by assisting the country in showcasing its film industry and destinations.
The festival’s ‘Official Venue Partner’ Cinemaxx, is a state-of-the-art five studio multiplex theater capable of exhibiting in 2D & 3D and located at the popular and conveniently located Lippo Mall Kuta Jl. Kartika Plaza, South Kuta Beach.
BALINALE actively participates and contributes to other industry events developing affiliations with Motion Picture Association; Asia Pacific has been affiliated with Motion Picture Association, Asia Pacific Screen Awards (Brisbane, Australia), ASEAN International Film Festival & Awards (Kuching, Malaysia), Asian Film Commissions Network (20 member countries), American Film Showcase and Sundance Institute’s Film Forward. The festival holds the honor of receiving the endorsement of the National and Provincial Government for its proven efforts in delivering cultural, political and economic benefits to the country.