“Film festivals attract worldwide attention creating a positive image of the destination impacting on the local and regional economy.”
UN WORLD TOURISM ORGANIZATION
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Bali is home to a unique culture of rich spiritual existence and extremely talented population renowned for its wealth of traditional arts and colorful ceremonial life.
Since the 1930’s, the island has been a magnet for global trendsetters inspiring the likes of artist Walter Spies, pioneering anthropologists Margaret Mead, Gregory Bateson and Jane Belo, renowned playwright Noel Coward, artist Miguel Covarrubias, heiress Barbara Hutton, and silent screen star Charlie Chaplin who exemplify early enthusiasm of Balinese culture.
Bali first came to the world’s attention via Hollywood with Andre Roosevelt‘s, ‘Goona Goona’ (1932). Bali was also the setting for the last Hollywood produced silent film in Henri de la Falaise’s ‘Legong: Dance of the Virgins’ (1935) featuring an ‘all native cast’. After ‘Road to Bali’ (1952) starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Dorothy Lamour hit the big screen, European travel companies promoted Bali tours.
These films helped launch Bali as a place of mystery, romance, and adventure that continues to draw the world’s creatives.
140 km by 80 km wide (5,632sq km)
Mountain chain includes several peaks over 2,000 m and many active volcanoes
Bali is an extremely fertile and mountainous island, set amongst turquoise oceans, white, gold, and black diamond sand beaches, coral gardens, numerous temples and lush forests that house a unique variety of flora and fauna.
3.2 million inhabitants
A majority of Balinese Hindu descent and also diverse mix of nationalities
Bahasa Indonesia, Balinese, English
Bali (UTC + 08.00)
Tropical climate, with ideal weather and abundant natural resources
27 – 30-degree Celcius
Rainy season (November – March)
Dry season (April – October)
Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) offers direct flights to / from all major cities around the globe. The airport is also a hub for domestic airline carriers for traveling throughout Indonesia.