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 location & event destination.

Siti Sundari

Executive Secretary & 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

Inneke Indriyani

Program Producer

Inneke assists with the festival's overall development and is passionate about the Educational & Cultural Programs. Inneke is experienced in handling international productions filming in Indonesia

Dr. Lawrence Blair

Honorary Chairperson

Anthropologist, author and award winning filmmaker whose projects include; "Myths, Magic and Monsters", "Bali, Island of the Dogs" and "Ring of Fire", which won two Emmy Awards. Lawrence has served as jury member on many festivals worldwide.

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

Flor Wouters

Creative, Submissions & Programming

A jack of many trades, started as creative asset, added the submissions management to his plate and now for the first time taking on the programming.

Richard James Halstead

Programming Team

Richard is a professional screenwriter and member of the Bali film makers collective. Being well connected to the Indonesian film communities, he assists with acquiring and processing the Indonesian submissions..

Gayuh JG Asmara

Program Coordinator
Founder Canasta Creative Space, film and theater enthusiast. Asmara has been an active participant in artist programs held on Bali and contributes to their development.