Balinale 2018 is proud to present an exceptional selection of shorts, features, and documentaries in this year’s festival. Each of these reflect an outstanding quality of filmmaking and echoes our 2018 theme TIMELESS in demonstrating the extraordinary ability of film to communicate the largest of human stories, as well as the briefest moments of world changing emotion.

* All films not in the English Language will have English Subtitles

See Full film program and schedule for Balinale

Program and schedule subject to change


LANGUAGE: Indonesian
Candra Aditya – Indonesia – 39 MINS

Short Film     Comedy, Drama

At Garuda High, the popular kids always win the elections. This year, two other groups; the religious kids and the underdog kids, decide to join the elections. A student documents this historical occasion. In the end,… Read More

COCO | Free Entry

Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina – USA – 105 MINS

Family     Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.… Read More


LANGUAGE: Indonesian
Oka Sudarsana – Indonesia – 20 MINS

Short Film     Documentary

Gede Kamajaya is fighting for his right to obtain his test result on Public servant’s recruitment to an education institution in Bali. But until now, they never grant his wish, although the institution has lost in the Supreme… Read More


Xavier Legrand – France – 93 MINS

Feature Film     Drama

A broken marriage leads to a bitter custody battle with an embattled son at the centre.… Read More

Dalang Sembroli

LANGUAGE: Indonesian
Gusti Made Suka Arsana – Indonesia – 18 MINS

Short Film

A journey of a farmer who always lives in a family conflict. Until one day, a dream makes him realize to live a better life, a better path, and makes himself stronger and to understand the meaning of life as a puppet master.… Read More

Dark Waters

Alex McTavish – Australia – 8 MINS

Short Film

Small time crim, Jimmy Moretti’s ambitions are thwarted when he is arrested as an accessory to murder by local cops, Tom Hansen and Aide Wilke. Chloe Moretti has always backed her brother right or wrong but this time… Read More

Death of the Father

Vasileios Douskos – Greece – 18 MINS

World Premiere
Short Film     Drama

Charis is a 45 year old unsuccessful alcoholic writer. After his father’s death, the only thing left from a father and son relationship is an inherited house. Charis decides to visit the residence as a final farewell to his father, in… Read More

Deep Condolences

LANGUAGE: Indonesian
Winner Wijaya – Indonesia – 11 MINS

Short Film     Drama, Comedy

Maria is retelling the chronologies of her father’s death to the funeral guests over and over.… Read More

Deer Boy

Katarzyna Gondek – Poland – 15 MINS

Short Film     Drama

A short story about a strange weave of love and hate. Its beginning is the birth of a son of a hunter (Janusz Chabior). The boy is born with small nodules, which over time turn into overgrown antlers that resemble a baby… Read More

Dilan 1990 | Free Entry

LANGUAGE: Indonesia
Fajar Bustomi – Indonesia – 110 MINS

Filmmaker Attending
Feature Film     History

Milea (Vanesha Prescilla) met Dilan (Iqbaal Ramadhan) at high school in Bandung in 1990, after Milea moved there from Jakarta. An unusual introduction brings Milea to know the uniqueness of Dilan, smart, kind, romantic. … Read More

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