Bali International Film Festival Rolls Out Red Carpet for 2019 Winners

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For Immediate Release, 26 September 2019

Bali, Indonesia – The 13th annual Balinale announced the winning films to its international and local audiences.
Taking the prize for Best Feature was SAENG-Il (Birthday) by Jong-un Lee – Republic of Korea

The best Documentary went to BRUCE LEE AND THE OUTLAW by Joost Vanderbrug – Netherlands

The Best Short was awarded to THE WIND PHONE by Kristen Gerweck – USA with a special mention being given to TUNGRUS by Rishi Chandna – India

The Gary L. Hayes Award for Emerging Indonesian Filmmaker was presented to Rama Bayu Aji for SARVANI BHUTANI (All Living Beings)

The jury was comprised of established filmmakers and Balinese cultural luminaries.

  • Maryanne Redpath, curator of the Generation Section, Berlin International Film Festival
  • Cornelio Sunny, prolific film producer and Indonesian actor.
  • Fátima Lianes, producer of Emmy award winning The Young Pope.
  • Paul Agusta, award winning Indonesian director & actor.
  • Popo Danes, renowned Balinese architect.
  • David Metcalf, documentary producer and founder International Indigenous Film Festival Bali
  • Lawrence Blair, author and Emmy award winning filmmaker.

The Balinale continues for three more days with general screenings and community programming held at Cinemaxx Theaters Bali. For further details visit

Media: or call Balinale at +62 (0)361 270 908 and +62 (0)361 282 019