BALINALE: The Ultimate Sense of Asia’s Film Industry

Posted on Oct 11 2014 - 8:31am by Shem MD

Bali is a great place to enjoy the vacation. Bali offers many beautiful beaches and temple. Bali also offers great variety of water sports. For you who like adventure, Bali is a perfect place to visit. It is not only the beauty of the land offered in Bali. Bali is also famous for its BALINALE, the abbreviation of Bali International Film Festival. You can have a vacation while seeing the great film in this event.

The film festival event becomes another tourism attraction in the Land of God. It is a good way to promote the tourisms of Bali to the world. Bali has become the setting of a Hollywood movie that involves famous stars like Julia Roberts, and BINALE is another way to attract the attention of world’s class filmmakers.


Balinale: History and Concept

This annual event is held at the Beachwalk Mall, Kuta Beach, Bali from 12th to 18th October 2014. It was first held in 2007 by Bali Taksu Indonesia Foundation to appreciate the film workers. The films given award are from all genres: fiction, documentary, feature, and others. This year’s event focuses on “Women in Film” to give appreciation to women who contribute much in filmmaking process, including filmmakers, writers, producers, directors, and actors.

This event is not only representing film, but also representing some activities, such as Free Open Air Cinema, Daily Film Screenings, Demonstrations, Film Industry Forums, Opening Night Premiere, Awards Presentation, Children’s Charity Program and a series of Educational Workshops dedicated to improve the skills of young independent Indonesian filmmakers. The event also included seminars or workshop; so new comers in filming industry can ask for some advice from the seniors.

Participants are not only from Indonesia, but also from Oscar, BAFTA, and Cannes award winning filmmakers. It will help BALINALE to achieve its mission for global creativity. This is evident from the fact that the event has been affiliated with some awarding events like Motion Picture Association. Besides going to this event, you can also taste the delicious food of Bali. There are many choices of food, which you can have in Bali.

The 2014 Balinale Event and Indonesia’s Film Industry

The 2014 event of BALINALE will involve 59 films, which come from 18 countries from around the world. However, most of them are Asian films, since the event involved 23 Asian countries, 2 international movies and 3 world premieres. This shows a significant increase in the number of films, which are nominated for awards. Last year, the film-awarding event involved only 37 films. In the event, you will be able to watch new release movies.

The best Indonesian movies will also take part in the film festivals. They include 12 Menit: Kemenangan Untuk Selamanya, Bajaj Bajuri The Movie, and Slank Nggak Ada Matinya. More interestingly, some Indonesian films will also be listed in the Free Open Air Cinema. They include Onomastika, Garuda Superhero, Volcanic Rock Breakers of Batur, and Perjalanan. The board of jury has carefully selected the best movies throughout Asia and related movies based on the pre-specified standards without discriminating the origin of the movie.

The annual event will be a place to see the bets movies from various categories, like documentary film, short films, or event full movie. In addition, special review screening will be offered to introduce new movies for the public.

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