About the Festival

Testimonial Michael Rowe

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.

Testimonial David Michod

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.

The festival’s 'Official Venue Partner’ Cinemaxx (PT. Cinemaxx Global Pasifik), is a state-of-the-art five studio multiplex theater located at the popular and conveniently located Lippo Mall Kuta Jl. Kartika Plaza, South Kuta Beach.

Testimonial Richard Todd

BALINALE actively participates and contributes 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 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. Established in 2007, the non-profit non-government foundation is strongly supported by the community in its children's charity program, school visits and free open air cinema, locally known as 'layar tancap'.

Full House for the Festival Screening