BALINALE International Film Festival

Film buffs are in for a treat with the 4th annual BALINANLE International Film Festival in Bali starting on October 12th and running through until the 17th. One of my passions is for foreign films and this festival is one not to be missed; especially this year. The reason being the premiere of the film ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ will mark the opening of the festival on October 12th. If you read the book then come along and enjoy the film production starring Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem.

The BALINALE International Film Festival was established in 2007 by Bali Taksu Indonesia Foundation, founded by Christine Hakim, Indonesia’s internationally recognized film actress and producer, and Deborah Gabinetti, director of Bali Film Center, the non-profit organization provides an opportunity to invite foreign filmmakers to screen their films while experiencing Indonesia’s accommodating culture and diverse locations for possible film locations or story ideas as their website explains.

The festival also gives Indonesian filmmakers an opportunity to present their work to a global audience while networking with international filmmakers. Check out their website for a full programme of films and showing times.