Committee Members

Festival Steering Committee

Deborah Gabinetti Deborah Gabinetti
Festival Founder & Executive Director

Deborah established the festival in 2007 to support educational programs, community events & the local film industry. As Director of Bali Film Center, Business Member of Location Managers Guild International and Founding Member of Asian Film Commissions Network, she actively promotes Indonesia as a film & event destination
Groza Subhakty
Festival Director

Groza has been involved in the Indonesian film industry locally and abroad since 2005. He headed a creative team winning several international TV Commercial awards, was committee member of the Asean Film Festival and has managed Balinale’s Indonesian Focus in showcasing upcoming film projects
Groza Subhakty
Siti Sundari Siti Sundari
Festival Secretary & Foundation Treasurer

Sundari is responsible for overseeing the day to day Festival operations and organization of its related programs throughout the year. She effectively handles the charity programs and is the government liaison
Dean Allan Tolhurst
Technical Advisor

Award winning director, producer, editor and composer with over 30 years experience in the film and television industry in Australia, Asia, Europe and the USA. As a professional, Dean ensures all technical aspects of the festival are handled to international standards
Dean Allan Tolhurst
Inneke Indriyani Inneke Indriyani
Festival Producer

Instrumental in assisting with the Festival's overall development and passionate about the Educational & Cultural Programs, Inneke is experienced in handling international productions interested in filming in Indonesia
Flor Wouters

Flor provides the festival with a unique and creative look for the program, website and overall communications. Flor is always creating, if not graphics, then music as Crap Salad, (animated) movies and handcrafts
Flor Wouters
Michael Tandinata Michael Tandinata
Media Relations

Mike is handling Balinale's media relations as well as key partnerships for the festival where he brings years of experience in luxury high end retailing to good use
Faiza Achmad

More than 11 years experiences in fundraising and marketing of high profile projects. Faiza's focus is on the film and television industries. Her recent role includes Marketing Director at PT Tiga Visi Selaras, production house for motion pictures
Faiza Achmad