The BALINALE – the Bali International Film Festival returns to the Indonesian tropical island for the 8th year October 12-18, 2014.
Recognized internationally for the quality and diversity of its programming, delivery of the associated film industry events and the opportunities offered foreign filmmakers to experience the country's rich culture, diverse locations and unique story ideas for possible film projects - BALINALE provides an important platform for showcasing Indonesian films to a global audience while networking with international filmmakers.
Women in Film
BALINALE’s 2014 program will continue to bring a mix of interesting and entertaining guests and films. This year BALINALE will focus on Women in Film, acknowledging the enormous contribution women make in all aspects of the filmmaking process. Invited Indonesian and international filmmakers; writers, producers, director and actors will travel to Bali share their unique perspective.
BALINALE 2014 is partnering with American Film Showcase (AFS) program where over the past month, two distinguished award winning American filmmakers - Freida Mock and Richard Pearce, have conducted workshops, and master classes in Java, Kalimantan and Sumatra. BALINALE will carry on this unique program in showing a series of AFS films in a lead up to the festival.
Another highlight of the pre-festival program is the prestigious Sundance Institute Film Forward. BALINALE will take part in its first in Indonesia international touring program by exhibiting films, workshops and conversations (September 6-13, 2014).
The BALINALE is affiliated with two ASEAN Film Festivals, the Asian Film Commissions Network’s 20 member countries, supported by Motion Picture Association and has been appointed as the Asia Pacific Screen Awards Consulting Organization in Indonesia.
2014 Calls for Film Submissions will open 10 April.
World Premieres, People Choice Awards, Film Industry Forums and a yearlong series of Educational Workshops conducted by award-winning filmmakers are all an important part of past festival programs. There is also an annual Children’s Charity Program where under privileged children experience the world of cinema for the very first time.
Established in 2007 by Bali Taksu Indonesia Foundation, co-founders Christine Hakim and Deborah Gabinetti see film as a viable means of promoting Indonesia, the Country’s creative individuals and essential support industries.
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