Balinale 2019 is proud to present an exceptional selection of short, feature and documentaries in this year’s festival, many with the filmmakers in attendance. Each film reflects an outstanding quality of filmmaking and exceptional storytelling. Join us in showing our support and appreciation of these talented individuals.

* All Non-English Language Films will 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.


Wed 25 Sept, 17.30

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



Sat 28 Sept, 11.00

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

Sat 28 Sept, 15.45

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


Jemand und Niemand (Somebody and Nobody)

Wed 25 Sept, 15.30

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


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


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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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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