Committee Members


Deborah Gabinetti
Festival Founder

In 2007, Deborah established the annual festival and its programs that support education, community & arts. She is Director of Bali Film Center and one of the founding members of the Asian Film Commissions Network
Rima Melati
Honorary Chairperson

One of Indonesia's most highly respected and well known filmmakers. Rima is acting Vice Chairperson of Indonesia's Breast Cancer Foundation, Rima continues to be an inspiring force behind the festival
Siti Sundari
Festival Secretary & Foundation Treasurer

Sundari is responsible for overseeing the day to day Festival activities and organization of its 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. Dean ensures all technical aspects of the festival are handled to professional standards
Inneke Indriyani
Festival Producer

Instrumental in assisting with the Festival's Educational & Cultural Programs. Also experienced in handling international productions interested in filming in Indonesia.
Estela Sangkop
Festival Advisor

With international experience in producing high profile events, as well as, managing film and television projects for a wide audience, Estela lends her professional knowledge and skills to the festival and its related programs
Johanna Huber
Programming Advisor

Founder of wasKOMMT.Film GbR, involved in several film festivals, premieres and producer of independent short films, Johanna is a highly motivated & dedicated professional generously contributing her expertise
Flor Wouters
Graphic Designer

Flor provides the festival with a young and creative look for the program and overall communications. Flor is always creating, if not graphics, then music as Crap Salad, (animated) movies or handmade stamps, cards and boxes
Cindy Pyttel
Events Coordinator

Cindy is organizing all events and actives during BALINALE. Before the film festival she worked four years in the event management area and gained administrative and organizational skills


Dr. Lawrence Blair

Anthropologist, author and Emmy award winning filmmaker whose projects include; "Myths, Magic and Monsters" and "Bali, Island of the Dogs", Lawrence has served as jury member on many festivals worldwide
Robert van den Bos
Advisory Committee

Artistic director of Anmaro, Robert has curated Asian music, dance & theatre for leading festivals and venues in Europe and acts as advisor to numerous artists, festival programmers and government agencies
Bambang Supriadi
Advisory Committee

Lecturer at the Faculty of Film and Television, Jakarta Institute of Arts and initiator of FFTVIKJ International Student Film Festival, Bambang is a respected Director of Photography in the Indonesian film industry
Bambang Budi Santoso
Advisory Committee

Balinese filmmaker with 16 years of experience with directing short, feature & documentary films with TROW Vision Bali. Sharing his knowledge with the senior high schools of Bali
  Sidi Saleh
Advisory Committee

His credits include Maryam (Orrizonti Award Venice Film Festival 2014), Blind Pig Who Wants To Fly (Fipresci Award Rotterdam Film Festival 2009) and Postcards From the Zoo (In Competition Berlinale Film Festival 2012). He participated in Berlinale Talent Campus in 2013
Rama Dwissa Wiana
Advisory Committee

Director & Founder of Wiana Creative, his expertise includes Creative Content /Design and Development. His work includes Media & Design Supervision & Art Direction. Rama adds to the festival Creative Communication Concept, Corporate and Brand Image