“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

Our Story

Established in 2007, the Bali International Film Festival, also known locally as Balinale, enjoys international recognition for its diverse programming, which encompasses Indonesian and international independent and award-winning fiction, documentary, feature, and short films.

Furthermore, the festival earns recognition for its high-quality events that bring filmmakers from around the world together, allowing them to collaborate and share their insights. This collaboration significantly contributes to our goal of creating a global creativity gathering.

Additionally, the festival serves as a vital platform for promoting Indonesian cinema, fostering cultural exchange, and supporting essential educational development through workshops and seminars.

Moreover, we actively participate in global industry events, maintaining professional associations with major studios and distributors, while simultaneously establishing affiliations with like-minded institutions and organizations. Notably, 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, all while enjoying strong support from the local community.


To advance the Indonesian creative industries and foster a dialogue with their international counterparts.


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

Because above all, Balinale…

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


GOVERNMENT Endorsements