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Balinale bridges Indonesian filmmakers to better platform

Tertiani ZB Simanjuntak

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Thu, September 19, 2019  /  05:00 pm
Balinale bridges Indonesian filmmakers to better platform

Seeing eye-to-eye: Actors Cornelius Sunny and Sha Ine Febriyanti star in Djenar Maesa Ayu's latest offering titled 'If This Is My Story'. The film will be showcased in Balinale. (Courtesy of Rumah Karya Sjuman/-)

After 12 years of bringing in the gist and the influential people of the world film industry, the Bali International Film Festival – Balinale – returns this year, shaping up to become the most important of film event in the country. It is now a meetup place for the key people of both the Indonesia film industry and their international counterparts where they can pitch projects and scout talents or locations within an established network, not only view films and take part in competitions. Building networks: Actor and film producer Cornelius Sunny (from left), director Djenar Maesa Ayu, Balinale founder Deborah Gabinetti, GFS Indonesia Julian Grimmond and Rapid Eye Films representative Arismuda Irawan pose after the press conference on Sept. 12. The Balinale's 13th iteration will run from Sept. 24 through to 29. (JP/Tertiani ZB Simanjuntak) “Active participants i...