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Balinale rescheduled to May 2021

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Mon, August 3, 2020  /  04:46 pm
Balinale rescheduled to May 2021

Founded in 2007, the annual Bali International Film Festival (Balinale) aims to promote talented filmmakers in Indonesia and establish the country as one of the top destinations for entertainment production in Southeast Asia. (Shutterstock/file)

The annual Bali International Film Festival (Balinale) has announced that its 14th edition has been rescheduled to May 2021.

“Because of the recent announcement by the Indonesian Cinema Owners Association (GPBSI) to delay the planned July 29 reopening of theaters to the general public, we decided it would be in the best interests of all Balinale participants to move the festival to May 2021,” said founder of Balinale, Deborah Gabinetti, in a statement.

Additionally, Balinale plans to launch new programs, including the Hong Kong Film Gala Presentation in collaboration with the Asian Film Awards Academy (AFAA), a Hong-Kong based organization that aims to promote and develop Asian cinema.

The Hong Kong Film Gala Presentation will feature award-winning films and gather prominent figures in the industry from both countries.

Balinale has also teamed up with the United States-based Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival to create the American-Indonesian Cultural & Educational Foundation’s (AICEF) Price for Cross-Cultural Filmmaking program. The program is searching for first or second-time feature-filmmakers who promote cross-cultural themes in their works, either in the form of a narrative or a documentary.

Founded in 2007, Balinale aims to promote talented filmmakers in Indonesia and establish the country as one of the top destinations for entertainment production in Southeast Asia. (wir/wng)

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