Bali International Film Festival, also known as BALINALE, closes submissions and commences the programming season with a record number of over 300 films including 176 short films, 70 full length features, and 59 documentaries, representing over a record number of 55 countries. In an effort to promote the growth of Indonesian Cinema, BALINALE has provided a Submissions Grant to Indonesian Filmmakers which has resulted in an increased number of entries to over 20 for the 2016 festival calendar. Drawing on its 2016 running theme No Boundaries – where there are no limits to creativity or the means of expression, BALINALE will select top quality international selections as the keystone of its programme and promote art as a tool to transcend borders and bridge the gaps between global communities.
In conjunction with The Japan Foundation Jakarta, the festival is proud to announce the development of a Japanese focus and associated celebrations which will showcase Japanese culture, art, and cinema. Being recognised for its efforts to honour Intellectual Property and Property Rights, BALINALE is continuing its relationship with major studios such as Sony Pictures, Universal Studios, Walt Disney Studios, UIP, 20th Century Fox, Warner Brothers – IMAX, as well as numerous minor studios and international productions. BALINALE is celebrating its landmark 10th anniversary from 24-30 September at Official Venue Partner CINEMAXX located at Lippo Mall Kuta. The festival presents all genres of fiction, documentary, feature and short entertaining, thought-provoking, independent and award-winning films from Indonesia and around the world.