Established in 2007, the Bali International Film Festival  (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, it is also credited for the quality of the associated events where filmmakers enjoy the Festival's relaxed and familiar manner helping us to achieve our goal of bringing together a gathering of global creativity.

Balinale is known for its specialized knowledge and importance in promoting Indonesian cinema acting as a platform for established filmmakers and with a history of supporting aspiring local creatives through workshops and seminars as an important part of the annual program.

The Festival has become a stage for international and Indonesian filmmakers to come together and share knowledge, collaborate, and hold discussions on trends and the demands of a growing fast paced industry. We actively participate and contribute to other industry events developing affiliations, such as; Motion Picture Association, Asia Pacific Screen Awards (Brisbane, Australia), ASEAN International Film Festival & Awards (Kuching, Malaysia), Asian Film Commissions Network (20 member countries), American Film Showcase, Sundance Institute's Film Forward and American-Indonesia Cultural and Education Foundation.

Balinale holds the honor of receiving the endorsement of 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 community in its children's charity program, school visits and free open air cinema, locally known as 'layar tancap'.

"Film Festivals and Film Industry Events attract worldwide attention creating a positive image of the destination impacting on the local and regional economy."

Inviting celebrities and developing contacts within the film industry is an effective marketing tool for promoting the destination."

World Tourism Organisation (UN-WTO)