About This Festival
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From the Organizer
Bali International Film Festival, locally known as Balinale, launched in 2007, is recognized internationally for the diversity of its programming consisting of Indonesian and international independent and award-winning fiction, documentary, feature and short films presented to a discerning audience that's a wonderful mix of locals and expatriates from across the globe. The festival is credited for the quality of the associated events where filmmakers enjoy its relaxed and familiar manner informally meeting to discuss films, trends, and the demands of a growing fast-paced industry. 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 along with international filmmakers who continue each year to help us achieve our goals of bringing together a gathering of global creativity. We actively participate and contribute to other industry events developing affiliations, such as; 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, Berlinale, Asian Film Awards, and Sundance Institute's Film Forward. The festival's proven efforts in delivering cultural, political, and economic benefits to the country are strongly supported by the national and provincial governments. Join us and experience the magic of cinema and Bali!