BALINALE International Film Festival Return to Bali October 22-28, 2012
The weeklong BALINALE International Film Festival returns to Bali October 22-28, 2012, coinciding with the launching of the new digital Cinema XXI at Beachwalk, Kuta.
The event celebrates the art of film via the special selection of feature length and short films.
BALINALE 2012 has received a record number of submissions from 24 countries in response to official invitations extended to filmmakers around the world.
As in years past, many of the films shown in Bali will have had their international and Asian premieres at BALINALE before going on to earn recognition and awards. Past film premièred in Bali and then going on to receive awards include: Exit Through the Gift Shop, The Social Network, Still Bill, A Good Day to Die, Island of the Dogs, Hidup Untuk Mati and Billy T: The Movie.
In keeping with a long history of supporting established and aspiring local filmmakers, the festival aims to provide a platform for Indonesians to show their films to an international audience, network with industry professionals and discover new talent. The 6th annual festival program this October in Bali will include: Film Industry Forums, Gourmet Cinema, Daily Seminars, Free Children’s Film Program and a series of educational workshops that this year will see the launch of a VSS (Very Small Screen) Film Competition.
Industry Alliances include Asian Film Commissions Network (AFCNet) and the Motion Picture Association (MPA).
BALINALE is appointed as Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) Consulting Organization in Indonesia, recognizing the festival’s specialized knowledge and importance in promoting films from the country.
The festival will also invite foreign filmmakers to explore Indonesia’s accommodating culture and diverse locations as possible film locales or story ideas. Eat Pray Love (Ryan Murphy), Born to Be Wild (David Lickley), Savages (Oliver Stone) and Alex Cross (Rob Cohen) – just some of the recent examples of films successfully shot in Indonesian incorporating local talent, facilities and locations
At the BALINALE Festival some thirty alternative main- stream, independent, documentary and short films will be judged in the Audience Choice Award competition.
Key inidividuals involved in BALINALE 2012 include:
- Festival Co-founder Christine Hakim, 2002 Cannes Film Festival Jury, APSA Academy member, FIAPF recipient and current UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Teacher Education in Southeast Asia.
- Educational Program Coordinators Inneke Indriyani
- Award-winning Indonesian actor Jajang C Noer
- Award-winning actor and Institut Kesenianlecturer Didi Petet.
- Festival Co-founder and Director Deborah Gabinetti, Bali Film Center and Asian Film Commissioners Network Director, Submissions Committee Advisor
- Author, presenter and Emmy award-winner Lawrence Blair
- Honorary Chairperson Indonesia’s Screen Legend and Acting Vice chairperson of Indonesia’s Breast Cancer Foundation Rima Melati
This year’s festival will once again enjoy the support of numerous visiting international, regional film figures including Oscar, Emmy, BAFTA and Cannes award winning filmmakers supporting the event’s goal of ‘bringing together films and their makers as a gathering of global creativity.”
BALINALE Established in 2007, BALINALE is an avenue for Indonesian filmmakers to present their work to a global audience while networking with international filmmakers. The festival also invites foreign filmmakers to screen their films while experiencing Indonesia’s accommodating culture and diverse locations for possible film projects and co-productions.
BALINALE presents fiction, documentary, feature, animation and shorts from around the world. Programming comes from global submissions, nominees and award winners from international film festivals and associations.
Officially endorsed by the Indonesian government, the event is sponsored by Bank Central Asia, W Retreat and Spa Bali, Garuda Indonesia, Cinema XXI, Max3 by Biznet, Embassy of USA, Jakarta, Bali Film Center and Beachwalk Kuta – Bali.
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