From 24 – 30 of September, Bali will be inundated with lovers of the ‘big screen’ for the 10th anniversary of BALINALE, the Bali International Film Festival. This year the festival will feature over 300 movies from more than 24 different countries, including submissions from local filmmakers – an initiative by the festival to promote the growth of Indonesian cinema. with the theme ‘No Boundaries, where there are no limits to creativity or means of expression’, BALINALE has selected a unique array of movies for this year’s program to promote art as a tool to transcend borders and bridge the gaps in the global communities.
The festival will take over the CINEMAXX theatre at Lippo Mall Kuta (Jalan Kartika Plaza), featuring a mixture of movie genres from fiction, documentary, feature and short entertaining and thought-provoking independent films. Some of the international titles that will be screened include Elle (France), Early Winter (Canada/Australia), Hunt For The Wilderpeople (New Zealand), Mr Gaga (Israel), Rigoberta Menchu : Daughter Of The Maya (USA), as well as films from Indonesia such as Copy Of My Mind, an abundant and diverse selection of short films. Other lead up events include a month long open air cinema (layar tancep) set under the magical Bali night sky.
For more information visit www.balinale.com