“There is nothing like the shared audience experience to do justice to the thousands of hours of craftsmanship involved in the creation of a film.”

Festival Team


To provide a showcase for the best of cinema from Indonesia and around the world.


To further develop the Indonesian creative industries and support a dialogue between them and their international counterparts.


Our Story

Established in 2007, the Bali International Film Festival, also known locally as Balinale, is recognized internationally for the diversity of its programming consisting of Indonesian and international independent and award-winning fiction, documentary, feature, and short films.

The festival is credited for the quality of its events where filmmakers from around the world come together to collaborate and share, helping us to achieve our goal of creating a gathering of global creativity.

The festival is known as a platform for promoting Indonesian cinema and for supporting important educational development through workshops and seminars.

We actively participate in global industry events, have professional associations with major studios and distributors, and establish affiliations with like-minded institutions and organizations.

Balinale (Bali International Film Festival) holds the honor of being endorsed by the National and Provincial Government for its proven efforts in delivering cultural, political, and economic benefits to the country. The festival is strongly supported by the local community.

Because above all, the Festival…

is known for its importance in promoting the creative industries of Indonesia by showcasing films locally produced as a means of illustrating the country’s filmmaking abilities.

Audience & Participants
Over the Years

218 Indonesian, 388 Asian, 551 Non-Asian Films Presented
300+ Industry Member Attending
57 Workshops, Seminars & Forums
73+ Countries Showcased
108+ Country Submissions



Producers, executives, public relations experts, event specialists, business and community leaders, and our team of professional advisors with extensive in-depth experience and contacts in the film, entertainment, and creative industries, form a distinguished committee that guides the festival’s path to success.



Our Commitment

To showcase films locally produced as a means of illustrating the country’s capabilities and true potential. Expose Indonesia’s unique traditions, rich story ideas, diverse locations, and the talented individuals at its core for future co-production opportunities.