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Balinale 2022

‘Balinale 2022’ – Bali’s International Film Festival returns this June 2022. Bali’s movie screens will showcase a complete program for the Festival’s 15th year at the Beachwalk Cinema XII from Thursday, 9th June to Sunday, 12th June.


After holding a scaled down event last year, the ‘Balinale’ – the prestigious Bali International Film Festival – returns to Bali’s movie screens with a complete program for its 15th year to the Beachwalk Cinema XII from Thursday, 9th of June until Sunday, 12th of June. A blockbuster four days of newly released, never seen before, independent Indonesian and foreign movies will be shown to satisfy all movie enthusiasts’ and film communities’ tastes.

The festival’s founder and executive director, Deborah Gabinetti said, “We will bring for the first time to Indonesia a unique and live hologram presentation with Hong Kong producer and director Stanley Kwan for an innovative meet-and-greet, alongside an introduction to his critically acclaimed 1988 restored classic, Rouge as part of a section of films celebrating Hong Kong SAR’s 25th Anniversary.

A total of 63 films, representing 26 countries, will be screened over the four-day festival, with the world premiere of Keluarga Cemara 2 officially opening the festival on Thursday the 9th of June, with the film’s director Ismail Basbeth, in attendance. The heart-warming inspirational movie is full of important life lessons told through humour.

All movies require pre-registration http://www.balinale.com/festival/. Online registration opens May 21st.

Online program will be through Book My Show https://balifilmfest.bigtix.io/ . Movies titles and times can be found at the festival website, www.balinale.com

This year’s festival will continue to follow its long traditional of presenting independent films, bringing to Bali a wide array of genres, styles and languages including narrative features, documentaries, and short films, as a combination of in-cinema and online.

The ‘Balinale’, recognised internationally as one of the premier film festivals in Southeast Asia, is known for its specialised knowledge and importance in supporting Indonesia’s independent cinema and promoting emerging and established Indonesian film makers.

According to long-time Bali resident, Gabinetti, the mission of the festival is to promote independent cinema and showcase the best of Indonesian movie-making, more and more of which are receiving global recognition at international film festivals such as the Locarno Film Festival, Toronto and Red Sea Festival in Saudi Arabia, South Korea’s Busan, and Seattle, among others.

Gabinetti, said, “It is our driving passion to expose Indonesian film alongside an international line-up, which we hope will drive pride and passion within our local film makers.”

“We are seeing our film makers trying new and refreshing themes and genres beyond Indonesians’ fascination for violence and horror, introducing themes around unknown heroes, women and cultures, while trialling new viewing platforms such as streaming, as well as traditional cinema. There is a re-emergence of the Indonesian film industry, once the world’s third greatest producer of movies, after Hollywood and Bollywood.

“There is a very obvious new passion for film making across Indonesia, which is hugely exciting for our industry,” ends Gabinetti.

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