"Voted one of BALI'S GREATEST FESTIVALS !" Garuda Indonesia Inflight Magazine 2011
BALINALE announces official hotel partnership with W Retreat & Spa Bali
BALINALE 2011 celebrated its Gala Opening Night at the W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak with many Film Industry Professionals, Artists, Festival Friends and Supporters in attendance. Guests were treated to a sumptuous three course dinner accompanied by a special screening of THE MAGICAL WORLD OF SILENT COLOUR (UK) and followed by a glitzy Woo Bar after party. Amongst the myriad of guests were HE New Zealand Ambassador David Taylor, Magda Hutagalung (owner of PT Dua Cahaya Anugrah), US Embassy Cultural Attaché Frank J Whitaker, Indonesian screen legend Rima Melati, celebrity chef Farah Quinn, noted fashion designer Samuel Wattimena and actresses Jajang C Noer, Poppy Sovia and Happy Salma, just to name a few.
Synonymous with celebrity, W Bali hosted the festival’s visiting filmmakers and guests.
To date, BALINALE has enjoyed the participation of Oscar®, Emmy®, BAFTA® and Cannes award winning filmmakers. In the next couple of months, BALINALE will announce a series of unique events that joins W Bali’s passion for film and the festival’s goal of bringing together films and their makers to Bali as a gathering place of global creativity.