It's a Wrap! Balinale 2019 was proud to present an exceptional selection of short, feature and documentaries in this year’s festival, and grateful to the many filmmakers in attendance. Join us in thanking all the talented individuals who helped comprise this year's program.

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* All Non-English Language Films have English Subtitles

Note: All films are shown at Cinemaxx Sidewalk Mall Jimbaran. Family Film Program : Sunday 29 Sept is held at Cinemaxx Lippo Plaza Sunset.

[MA]CHO

WED 25 SEPT, 17.30

LANGUAGE: Indonesian
Jazmin Sheila Ramadhani | Indonesian | 9 Mins

International Premiere
Short | Documentary

Indonesia has been very progressive. Women are daring to be exposed by the heat of the sun to vocalize their thought. One of the demand is equity for LGBT community. On the other side, a masculine lesbian… Read More

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A Field Guide to being a 12-year old girl

Sat 28 Sept, 11.00

LANGUAGE: English
Tilda Cobham, Hervey – Australia – 20 MINS

Indonesian Premiere
Short, Documentary

This is a film about 12-year-old girls, made by 12-year-old girls, for 12-year-old girls, or anyone that has been a 12-year-old girl, or will be a 12-year-old girl, or wishes they were a 12-year-old girl.… Read More

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A Snake Marked

Thurs 26 Sept, 20.00

LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
Juan Riedinger – Canada – 14 MINS

Short, Drama

25 Wrds: A convict receives a surprise visit, forcing him to face his past, blurring the lines of his present reality. 50 Wrds: After many years, a convict who spends his days sketching charcoal art in his prison cell… Read More

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판문점에어컨 (Air Conditioner in Panmunjeom)

Fri 27 Sept, 16.30

LANGUAGES: Korean
Taehun LEE – Korea, Republic of – 25 MINS

International PREMIERE
Comedy, Drama, Short

The AC repairman who visits Panmunjeom in order to fix the air conditioner, He’s shocked when he realizes the outdoor fan was installed in North Korea… Read More

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Angel’s Mirror (Xiao Jing Zi)

Sat 28 Sept, 13.30

LANGUAGE: Chinese
Cheng Chao – China – 14 MINS


Short, Drama, Family

In China, in the early 1990’s, a little boy and his family have just come to live in a large factory complex. As he explores his new surroundings, he comes across other boys his age playing ping-pong — and… Read More

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Aripi

Sat 28 Sept, 13.30

LANGUAGE: No Dialogue
Dmitri Voloshin – Moldova, Republic of – 9 MINS

Short | Adventure, Animation, Sci-Fi, Short

ARIPI is an exciting adventure about an astronaut forgotten in orbit and his dream that unexpectedly came true.… Read More

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Augenblicke

Wed 25 Sept, 21.00

LANGUAGE: –
– | Germany | –

Short

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Azadeh

Sat 28 Sept, 13.30

LANGUAGES: Persian
Mirabbas Khosravinezhad | Iran, Islamic Republic of | 10 MINS

Asian Premiere
Short | Short, Drama

Azadeh living in the village With her Family,
She want go to city for visit her father for the last time, but her mother and brother doesn’t allow her…… Read More

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Bagaimana Caranya Memberitahu (How To Tell)

Thurs 26 Sept, 20.00

LANGUAGE: Indonesian
Abra Merdeka | Indonesia | 16 MINS

Short | Drama

A man who had internal conflicts after seeing something contrary to the radicalism that he believed. His confidence was shaken, but the pressure to carry out the mission continued to haunt him. What will he… Read More

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Bali: Beats of Paradise

Sun 29 Sept, 15.30

LANGUAGE: ENGLISH, INDONESIAN
Livi Zheng – USA – 55 MINS

family film program
Short, Documentary

Bali: Beats of Paradise spotlights pioneering Indonesian composer, Nyoman Wenten, who spent most of his life spreading the beauty and mystery of Balinese music and dance across America.… Read More

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Bali, Construire l’harmonie

Sat 28 Sept, 16.30

LANGUAGE: English, French
Baptiste Mallet | France | 52 MINS

Doco | Documentary

This documentary focuses on the relationship that the Balinese people have with their habitats. These are traditionnally the foundation of the balance of life on earth. Nowadays, Bali is slowly but steadily eroding… Read More

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Ballad of Blood and Two White Buckets

THURS 26 SEPT, 16.00

LANGUAGE: Javanese
Yosep Anggi Noen | Indonesia | 15 MINS

Short | Short, Drama

Ning and Mur, a couple who sells congealed blood for a living, face a huge ordeal when people stop consuming blood due to a shift in religious beliefs. But they are sick of all hypocrites.… Read More

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Blue

Wed 25 Sept, 21.00

LANGUAGE: English
Samantha Severin | United States | 15 MINS

Asian Premiere
Short | Thriller

A girl goes online at night and speaks to strangers on her webcam.… Read More

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Bride’s Slave

Wed 25 Sept, 21.00

LANGUAGE: Indonesian
Lies Nanci | Indonesia | 7 MINS

World premiere
Short | Thriller, Crime

Yulia was just 17 years old when a middle-aged man ‘adopted’(bought) her. She was forced to marry his mentally disabled son. Her father in law raped her and announced the baby as his grandson. Yulia was… Read More

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Bruce Lee and the Outlaw

Thurs 26 Sept, 15.30

LANGUAGE: Romanian
Joost Vandebrug | Netherlands | 82 MINS

Doco | Documentary

Nicu, a homeless street kid, is adopted by the notorious ‘Bruce Lee’ and brought up in the subterranean tunnels of Bucharest. As he grows up, he begins to realise that this ‘King of the Underworld’ is maybe not… Read More

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Saeng-il (Birthday)

Wed 25 Sept, 15.15

LANGUAGE: Korean
Jong-un Lee | Korea, Republic of | 120 MINS

Feature | Drama

A story of those left behind Jung-il and Soon-nam miss their son, Su-ho, who passed away in the tragic MV Sewol Ferry accident. … Read More

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Bumi Manusia

Sat 28 Sept, 20.00

LANGUAGE: Indonesian
Hanung Bramantyo | Indonesia | 181 MINS

Closing Night Film/filmmaker attending
Feature | Drama, History

The love story of Minke and Annelies in the early 20th century during colonial turbulance. Minke, is a purebred Javanese boy while Annelies is a mixed-blood Dutch girl and daughter of Nyai Ontosoroh.… Read More

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Beoning (Burning)

Wed 25 Sept, 20.15

LANGUAGE: Korean, English
Chang-dong Lee | Korea, Republic of, Japan -|148 MINS

Feature | Drama, Mystery

Jong-su bumps into a girl who used to live in the same neighborhood as him, who asks him to look after her cat while on a trip to Africa. When back, she introduces Ben, a mysterious guy she met there, who… Read More

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Burning Cane

Thurs 26 Sept, 18.15

LANGUAGE: English
Phillip Youmans | United States | 77 MINS

Feature | Drama

Amongst the cane fields of rural Louisiana, an aging mother struggles between her religious convictions and the love of her son. … Read More

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Catus Pocus

Sat 28 Sept, 15.45

Language: No Dialogue
Merry Wijaya, Yujin Sick | Indonesia | 3 MINS

Short | Animation, Comedy

A young girl is exercising her palm reading technique with her cat.… Read More

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Cerdita (Piggy)

Thurs 26 Sept, 20.00

Language: Spanish Carlota Pereda | Spain | 15 MINS Short | Horror Sara is an overweight teen that lives in the shadow of a clique of cool girls holidaying in … Read More

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Dan Kembali Bermimpi (A Trip to Malilo)

Thurs 26 Sept, 20.00

LANGUAGE: Indonesian
Jason Iskandar | Indonesia | 13 MINS

Short | Sci-Fi, Short, Thriller

One day in 2030, on her escape from the Islamic State of Indonesia, a young woman was trapped by her abusive lover, and a priest who was abducted to marry them.… Read More

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Daysleepers

Wed 25 Sept, 20.30

LANGUAGES: Indonesian, English
Paul Agusta | Indonesia | 92 MINS

filmmaker attending
Feature | Drama, Romance

Daysleepers tells the story of two people who choose to live on slightly different frequencies from other people. … Read More

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Dendang Bantilang (The Song of Bantilang)

Sat 28 Sept, 13.30

LANGUAGES: Indonesian, Melayu, Konjo
Muhammad Ikhwan Muharram | Indonesia | 20 MINS

International Premiere
Short | Drama, Famlily, History

This Movie is based on true story. It true story tells about a young boy who is always faced by situation that is left and at the end he is the only one left to continue his ancestor legacy in the spirit of PINISI ship… Read More

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Det Viktigaste Nu Är Att Må Dåligt (What’s Important Now is to Feel Bad)

THURS 26 SEPT, 16.00

LANGUAGE: Swedish
Björn Perborg | Sweden | 5 MINS

Asian Premiere
Short | Drama

During a compulsory information meeting for unemployed people, the friendly face of a ridiculous, Kafkaesque bureaucracy exposes the truth behind unemployment.… Read More

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Dream/Life

Fri 27 Sept, 16.15

LANGUAGE: English, German
David (DAVI.IN) Aufdembrinke | Germany | 23 MINS

Short | Experimental, Drama

Ridden by thoughts of death and failing his life, a young man tries out what happens if he assumes that everything was possible … and goes far beyond anything he ever imagined.… Read More

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Dua Garis Biru

Sun 29 Sept, 13.00

LANGUAGE: INDONESIAN
GINATRI S. NOER – INDONESA – 103 MINS

family film program
FEATURE | DRAMA, FAMILY

Dara (Zara JKT48) and Bima (Angga Yunanda) violated the boundary without knowing the consequences. They try to take responsibility for their choices.… Read More

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El Tamaño de las Cosas (The Size of Things)

Sat 28 Sept, 11.00

LANGUAGE: Spanish
Carlos Felipe Montoya | Colombia | 12 MINS

Short | Adventure, Fantasy

Diego lives with his father in a house without things, without furniture, without anything. One day he finds a chair deep in the woods and desire of possession arises.… Read More

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Fakh (The Trap)

Wed 25 Sept, 21.00

LANGUAGE: Arabic
Nada Riyadh | Egypt, Germany | 20 MINS

Short | Drama

In the peculiar set up of a deserted and run-down Egyptian seaside resort in wintertime, a young unmarried couple arrives to make love. The power dynamic between them is tested, when the girl reveals… Read More

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Foxtrot Six

Sat 28 Sept, 17.30

LANGUAGES: English
Randy Korompis | Indonesia, USA | 114 MINS

Special screening/filmmaker attending
Feature | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

A former marine and his friends struggle to save Indonesia from a ruthless party leader.… Read More

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Gejog (Mist of The Past)

Sat 28 Sept, 13.30

LANGUAGES: Javanese
Christian Banisrael | Indonesia | 15 MINS

Short | Drama

Dipa, a ten-year-old Javanese boy grapples with both real and myth spirit armies.… Read More

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Hãy Tỉnh Thức Và Sẵn Sàng (Stay Awake, Be Ready)

Wed 25 Sept, 15.30

LANGUAGE: Vietnamese
Pham Thien An | Vietnam, South Korea, USA | 14 MINS

Short | Drama, Mystery

On a street corner a mysterious conversation among three young men at a street stalls.

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Huit

Sat 28 Sept, 15:45

LANGUAGE: French
Mathieu Mouterde | France | 11 MINS

Short | Drama, Short, Sport

Leo, nineteen years old, dreams of only one thing: to get the place of leader on the Eight, the boat king of rowing. But he is far from being the only one to aim for this place. To convince the intractable coach, Leo… Read More

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Hush

Sat 28 Sept, 11.00

LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
Armağan Ballantyne | New Zealand | 15 MINS

Short | Drama, Short

Ava seems to be in something of a trance, barely registering what is happening around her. On the bus she slowly starts coming to as she makes her way towards her home town. Her brother and a few friends… Read More

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If This is My Story

Wed 25 Sept, 18.15

LANGUAGES: Indonesian
Djenar Maesa Ayu, Kan Lumé | Indonesia | 90 MINS

filmmaker attending
Feature | Drama

A 3-actor chamber piece chronicling a relationship in disruption, told from 3 different perspectives. Kay and Dee are husband and wife, and cracks are beginning to show in their marriage. They both feel… Read More

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In Full Bloom

Fri 27 Sept, 16:30

LANGUAGE: No Dialogue
Maegan Houang | United States | 11 MINS

Short | Drama, Fantasy, Experimental

In Full Bloom tells the story of Cecile, an older Vietnamese hoarder, whose life is upended when worms open a black hole in her house and threaten to take all her stuff.… Read More

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Jemand und Niemand (Somebody and Nobody)

Wed 25 Sept, 15.30

LANGUAGE: German
Joscha Douma – Germany – 28 MINS

Short | Drama, Crime, Western

The calm, reserved young cowboy Jonah wants to avenge his murdered brother – to finally step out of his shadow and prove his own manfulness to their father. But the enemy seems to be one size too big…… Read More

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Kado (A Gift)

THURS 26 SEPT, 16.00

LANGUAGE: Makassarese
Aditya Ahmad | Indonesia | 15 MINS

filmmaker attending
Short | Drama

Kisah seorang remaja SMA, Isfi, yang bersemangat menyambut ulangtahun sahabatnya. Untuk dapat menyiapkan kado istimewa di rumah Nita, Isfi rela mengganti setelan celana panjang favoritnya dengan… Read More

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Kasih Ibu (Mother’s Love)

WED 25 SEPT, 21.00

LANGUAGE: Indonesian
Rangga Nattra | Indonesia | 30 MINS

World Premiere
Short | Drama, Thriller

Sacrifice Mother’s to her son Angga, Angga has schizophrenia. Mother is willing to spend all her time for child even doing handjob just to make her child happy.… Read More

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Kembalilah Dengan Tenang (Rest In Peace)

WED 25 SEPT, 15.30

LANGUAGE: Javanese
M Reza Fahriyansyah | Indonesia | 25 MINS

Short | Drama

Santoso and Wati are in grief for Agung, their only son, suddenly died. It leads Santoso into unfavorable circumstances while he gets around to preparing for the funeral.… Read More

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Kids

SAT 28 SEPT, 11.00

LANGUAGE: No Dialogue
Michael Frei – Switzerland – 9 MINS

Short | Animation, Short

An animated short exploring group dynamics. How do we define ourselves when we are all equal?… Read More

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Le Chocolat de H

WED 25 SEPT, 18.15

LANGUAGE: Japanese
Takashi Watanabe – Japan – 84 MINS

Doco | Documentary, Drama, Family

25 Wrds: A Documentary Film on Japanese Chocolatier, Hironobu Tsujiguchi – an expert renowned the world over.… Read More

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Leaking Life

SAT 28 SEPT, 11.00

LANGUAGE: No Dialogue
Shunsaku Hayashi – Japan – 15 MINS

Short | Short, Documentary

Thousands of them are packed in a bag.
The hand dragging the bag has never been seen from their angle. … Read More

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Ligo

SAT 28 SEPT, 18.00

LANGUAGE: English
Les Guthman – USA, Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden – 93 MINS

Doco | Documentary

“LIGO” is the thrilling inside story of the discovery of gravitational waves from deep space, 2015-2017, the exquisitely faint messengers from the violent, “warped” side of the universe never seen before. … Read More

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Linggih Aksara (Clarification of Liak)

WED 25 SEPT, 17.30

LANGUAGE: Indonesian
Ni Luh Putu Indra Dewi Anjani – Indonesia – 25 MINS

Short | Short, Documentary

Balinese people, when they hear the word “liak”, surely the first thing that comes to mind is the practice of black magic. people who learn the knowledge of liak also labelled as bad people in society. it deviates… Read More

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Los Viejos Heraldos (The Olden Heralds)

THURS 26 SEPT, 16.00

LANGUAGE: Spanish
Luis Alejandro Yero – Cuba – 23 MINS

Short | Documentary ,Short

25 Wrds: A secluded old couple witness the end of an era in Cuban History.
50 Wrds: Tatá and Esperanza witness the elections of the first Cuban president in more than half… Read More

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Master Boat Builder of Sulawesi, Haji DJafar

WED 25 SEPT, 17.30

LANGUAGE: Indonesian
Davide Dominici – Indonesia – 10 MINS

World PREMIERE | filmmaker attending
Short | Documentary, Short

HAJI DJAFAR is a master boat builder from Tana Beru, Sulawesi. Haji who is now over 80 years old was crafting traditional timber boats with only hand adzes and augers instead of the power tools that are used… Read More

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Medium Rare

Sat 28 Sept, 15.45

LANGUAGE: No Dialogue
Luca Cioci – USA, Italy – 5 MINS

Short | Animation

Functional and aesthetic values in recurrent, yet questionable domestic scenarios.… Read More

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Motherhood

Fri 27 Sept, 16.30

LANGUAGE: Japanese
Tatsuro Manno – Japan – 20 MINS

asian premiere
Short | Short, Sci-Fi

25 Wrds: Pregnant Miya Sakaguchi time travels from 2018 back to 1994. She then discovers the shocking truth that in this era, mental patients are forced abortion.… Read More

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Nhà Ngoại (Grandma’s Home)

Wed 25 Sept, 17.30

LANGUAGE: Vietnamese
Anh Nguyen – Vietnam – 33 MINS

asian premiere
Doco | Documentary, Drama, Family

The film centers around a years-long conflict between the director’s Grandma and Aunt 3. The arguments between them occur every year on the anniversary of Grandpa’s death – the time when… Read More

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Nyanyian Akar Rumput (The Song of Grassroots)

THURS 26 SEPT, 17.30

LANGUAGE: Indonesian
Yuda Kurniawan – Indonesia – 112 MINS

Doco | Documentary

Fajar Merah (21), son of Wiji Thukul; a poets and human rights activist that was ‘made to disappear’ by The Soeharto President Regime in 1998. After 16 years of no assurance of his father existence… Read More

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Ode To Joy

FRI 27 SEPT, 20.30

LANGUAGE: English
Jason Winer – USA – 97 MINS

Feature | Comedy

Charlie has a neurological disorder so strong emotions, especially joy, make him faint. He lives with his brother. Working as librarian gives him a quiet environment but then Francesca enters the library… Read More

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Oh Corbeau! Oh Corbeau!

SAT 28 SEPT, 11.00

LANGUAGE: No Dialogue
Pierre Garcia-Rennes – Canada, France – 9 MINS

Short | Animation, Adventure, Short

Short Animation, Adventure, Short Pierre Garcia-Rennes No Dialogue The crow thought the world was only darkness and shadows. But that was until a strange wind brought him a red feather… Read More

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Pater Familias

THURS 28 SEPT, 20.30

Italy – 11 MINS
Short
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Penjor

Fri 27 Sept, 16.15

LANGUAGE: Indonesian
Indonesia – 15 MINS

international premiere | filmmaker attending
Short | Drama, Family, Short

25 Wrds: Guna, a college student who has never made a ‘penjor’, but he must do it without his dad and before the day ends, because tomorrow is Galungan Ceremony Day.… Read More

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Perburuan

FRI 27 SEPT, 18.30

LANGUAGE: Indonesian
Richard Oh – Indonesia – 98 MINS

Special screening/filmmaker attending
Feature | Drama, History

Six months after PETA’s failure to fight Nippon, Hardo returns to his village in Blora. His presence is smelled by Nippon, tracked and pursued. In a chase one day and night before the proclamation… Read More

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Play

Fri 27 Sept, 16.15

LANGUAGE: Polish
Piotr Sulkowski – Poland – 13 MINS

Short | Experimental, Short

A man consumed by guilt because he did not dare to defend his mother, plays the role of a murderer and forces his ten-year-old self to face his original trauma…… Read More

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Potret Diri

WED 25 SEPT, 15.30

LANGUAGE: Indonesian
Ismail Basbeth – Indonesia – 5 MINS

filmmaker attending
Short | Short

Tiga orang asing mendatangi bekas desa-desa yang telah digusur untuk pembangunan bandar udara baru.… Read More

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Promoter in Paradise

WED 25 SEPT, 19.30

LANGUAGE: English, Indonesian
Joseph J.U. Taylor – Indonesia – 24 MINS

FILMMAKER ATTENDING
Short | Comedy, Drama

Tuti finds herself walking a tightrope between the traditional cultural expectations of Bali’s Island of Gods and the hedonism of the world’s best party scene.… Read More

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Ranam – Looking For Land

Sat 28 Sept, 15.45

LANGUAGE: Indonesian
David Richard – Indonesia – 25 MINS

Short | Short, Family

A simple life, with all the limitations does not become a barrier to Mlintang, a male child living in a small village in the upper part of East Kalimantan, namely Melintang Village, Kutai Kartanegara… Read More

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Roake

Fri 27 Sept, 16.15

LANGUAGE: English
Joan Cobos – UK, Spain – 12 MINS

asian premiere
Short | Thriller, Mystery

Our story revolves around the obsession of young people for fame and celebrity. Roake, is a photographer of great renown, charming, but extremely honest with an acerbic tongue. A single photo… Read More

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Rong Telu (Three Spaces)

Thurs 26 Sept, 20.00

LANGUAGES: Indonesian
I Gede Gandhi Bramayusa – Indonesia – 17 MINS

international premiere | filmmaker attending
Short | Mystery, Thriller

Ayu’s parents mysteriously disappeared 10 years ago. She tried to find them everyday until she felt hopeless, believing they were already dead. Suddenly, her brother came and explain everything that… Read More

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Ruwatan

Fri 27 Sept, 16.15

LANGUAGE: Indonesian
Ernest Lesmana – Indonesia – 15 MINS

world premiere
Short | Drama

Accompanying her blind mother undergo alternative therapies is one of Sri’s weekly routines. Today might be their last visit.… Read More

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Sarvani Bhutani (All Living Beings)

WED 25 SEPT, 21.00

LANGUAGE: Indonesian
Rama Bayu Aji – Indonesia – 17 MINS

asian premiere | filmmaker attending
Short | Adventure, Fantasy, History, Horror, Mystery, Short, Thriller

Bali 1940, a married couple live in seclusion were disturbed by spiritual phenomena that hides behind the causality and the will of nature.… Read More

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Short Wave

Sat 28 Sept, 15.45

LANGUAGE: No Dialogue
Mohamad Esmaeeli – Iran, Islamic Republic of – 15 MINS

Short | Drama, Thriller

(Short) On the path of stifling a dictator’s voice, a simple worker loses himself.
(Long) Early in the morning, a worker, tired of night work, comes back home. The speech of a dictator… Read More

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Skin

Thurs 26 Sept, 20.00

LANGUAGES: English
Guy Nattiv – United States – 20 MINS

Short | Short, Drama

A small supermarket in a blue collar town, a black man smiles at a 10 year old white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking… Read More

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Small Island, Big Song

Sat 28 Sept, 14.30

LANGUAGE:
84 MINS

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Sosial Awkward

Sat 28 Sept, 13.30

LANGUAGE: Indonesian
Vito Joedo – Indonesia – 12 MINS

Short | Drama, Animation, Short

Jude, a ten years-old boy, is experiencing a problem when he has to do his Indonesian Language assignment where he is forced to face the conflict identity of his personality and learn to find ways to… Read More

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Sound of Preeett

Fri 27 Sept, 16.30

LANGUAGE: Indonesian
Rangga Kusmalendra – Indonesia – 9 MINS

Short | Short

At the traditional market, a spouse Bowo (40) and Susi (33) is looking around. An old man Agus (50) and his wife Mrs Agus (48) passing trough and suddenly smell of fart burst out. Susi is getting angry… Read More

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Spoons: A Santa Barbara Story

WED 25 SEPT, 16.30

LANGUAGE: English
Wyatt Daily – USA, Australia – 59 MINS

asian premiere | filmmaker attending
Doco | Documentary, Sport

“Spoons: A Santa Barbara Story” is a story of craftsmanship, work ethic, renegades and tradition; a film that goes beyond the time spent in the ocean to define how one spends a lifetime.… Read More

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Story

SAT 28 SEPT, 11.00

LANGUAGE: No Dialogue
Jola Bańkowska – Poland – 5 MINS

Short | Short

Perhaps it is time to let go of the illusion of certainty about where the screen ends and the outside world begins. A lonely restaurant patron, surrounded by people typing away on their laptops. … Read More

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Sunny Side of the Street

Fri 27 Sept, 16.15

LANGUAGE: Indonesian
Andrew Kose – Indonesia, Australia – 13 MINS

world PREMIERE
Short | Drama

25 Wrds: During the May’98 Jakarta riot, two strangers share a journey home through a disquieting night. 50 Wrds: Sunny Side of the Street follows a young truck driver who is looking for his wife amidst … Read More

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Swans Signature

Fri 27 Sept, 16.15

LANGUAGE: English
Joshua Timmins – United Kingdom – 4 MINS

asian premiere
Short | Short, Documentary

This is a film tells the beautiful story of John McDonald, an artist who regained his hearing after 18 years of being profoundly deaf, and explains how hearing once again has not only opened up his world… Read More

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Synchronicity

Sat 28 Sept, 15.45

LANGUAGE: No Dialogue
Michelle Brand – United Kingdom – 4 MINS

Short | Animation, Experimental

People come, people go – Yet everyone is moving in the same direction. We all are sharing something that we are unaware of, creating one big picture we are unable to see.… Read More

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Tergila – Gila (Insanely Infatuated with Someone at the Most Inappropriate Time)

Fri 27 Sept, 16.30

LANGUAGE: Indonesian
Nirartha Bas Diwangkara – Indonesia – 16 MINS

asian premiere | filmmaker attending
Short | Drama

A 14 year-old girl is facing her sexual awakening and the natural impulses lead her to physical attraction towards her schizophrenic uncle while at the same time her young mind desires a popular boy in her… Read More

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Terrorvision 3000

THURS 26 SEPT, 16.00

LANGUAGE: English, Indonesian
Merry Wijaya, Yujin Sick – Indonesia – 7 MINS

Short | Animation, Comedy

A signal interruption disturbs the late night tv as four men are about to watch a program that will change their lives forever.… Read More

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The Best of Enemies

Thu, 26 Sept, 20.00

LANGUAGE: English
Robin Bissell – USA – 133 MINS

Feature | Biography, Drama, History

Civil rights activist Ann Atwater faces off against C.P. Ellis, Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan, in 1971 Durham, North Carolina over the issue of school integration. … Read More

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The Jungle Knows You Better Than You Do

SAT 28 SEPT , 11.00

LANGUAGE: Spanish
Juanita Onzaga – Belgium, Colombia – 20 MINS

asian premiere
Short | Documentary, Short

Colombia is a land of ghosts. Two siblings roam these mystical landscapes in search of their dead father’s spirit. Their journey takes them from Bogota to the Colombian jungle, through realms of thought … Read More

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The King

Tue 24 Sept, 20.30

LANGUAGE: English, French
David Michôd – UK, Hungary – 133 MINS

Opening Night Film/asian premiere
Feature | Biography, Drama, History

Hal, wayward prince and heir to the English throne, is crowned King Henry V after his tyrannical father dies. Now the young king must navigate palace politics, the war his father left behind, and the emotional … Read More

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The Last Show

WED 25 SEPT, 15.30

LANGUAGES: Indonesian
Himawan Pratista – Indonesia – 10 MINS

world premiere
Short | Drama

A boy visits the night fair festival in his town at the last show before closing. This short film is also a metaphor from the City of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Yogyakarta (Jogja) is a special city that is titled… Read More

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The Portal

FRI 27 SEPT, 18.30

LANGUAGE: English
Jacqui Fifer – Australia, USA, Jordan, Indonesia – 88 MINS

Asian premiere
Doco | Documentary

25 Wrds: This experiential documentary brings to life the stories of 6 people overcoming great adversity using stillness and mindfulness to change their world.… Read More

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The Queen of the South Sea

Sat 28 Sept, 13.30

LANGUAGE: English
Isaac Kerlow – Singapore – 7 MINS

filmmaker attending
Short | Animation, Fantasy

The Queen of the South Sea is a story of millenary love inspired by an ancient Javanese legend, it explores the relationship between the mythical queen and the rulers of the Mataram Sultanate.… Read More

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The Visitor

WED 25 SEPT, 21.00

LANGUAGES: English, German, Polish
Justin Olstein – Australia – 11 MINS

Short | Drama, Horror

25 Wrds: A woman grapples with how far she can go to protect a late-night visitor from rapidly
encroaching danger. 50 Wrds: In present-day Melbourne, Naomi is awakened by a frantic young woman… Read More

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The Wind Phone

THURS 26 SEPT, 16.00

LANGUAGE: Japanese
Kristen Gerweck – United States – 16 MINS

Short | Drama, Nature

A phone booth on an ocean cliffside brings together seven strangers whose seemingly different conversations are connected by one harrowing reality.… Read More

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Toples Cantik di Toko Daging (A Beautiful Jar In The Butcher’s Shop)

Fri 27 Sept, 16.30

LANGUAGE: Indonesian
Difizckal Satriatama – Indonesia – 17 MINS

World Premiere
Short | Short, Drama

A young mother who feels more insecure about her looks asks for her husband’s permission to go to the beauty salon. The husband dismissed her request but at the same time flirts with an attractive woman… Read More

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Toy Story 4

Sun 29 Sept, 10.30

LANGUAGE: English
Josh Cooley – USA- 100 MINS

family film program
Feature | Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family

When a new toy called “Forky” joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy.… Read More

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Tungrus

THURS 26 SEPT, 16.00

LANGUAGE: English, Hindi
Rishi Chandna – India – 13 MINS

Short | Documentary, Short Family, Drama

In a cramped apartment in Mumbai, a family considers eating their hell-raising pet rooster, so that they can reclaim their lives.… Read More

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Utan Rambutan (Utan the Rambutan)

Sat 28 Sept, 13.30

LANGUAGE: Indonesian
Andra Fembriarto – Indonesia – 9 MINS

Short | Animation, Family, Fantasy

25 Wrds: Utan wants to fly in the sky like a bird, but Utan is only a rambutan fruit stuck in a tree.
50 Wrds: Utan, a rambutan fruit, wants to fly like a bird, but causes a ruckus which makes other… Read More

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Wavy Tales

Wed 25 Sept, 17:30

LANGUAGE: Dutch, English, Korean
Sunjoo Lee – Netherlands – 11 MINS

Short | Documentary

A playful exploration into contemporary myths in a world explained by science and technology. The filmmaker goes around people’s homes asking how their microwave ovens work. The rumors, fantasies… Read More

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Woo Woo

Sat 28 Sept, 15.45

LANGUAGE: No Dialogue
Ismail Basbeth – Indonesia – 14 MINS

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Short | Short, Crime, Drama

Ali, 19 years old, has no family and friends except loneliness which ends up terrorizing him and his surroundings.… Read More

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