Committee Members

Festival Steering Committee

Deborah Gabinetti Deborah Gabinetti
Festival Founder & Executive Director

Deborah established the festival in 2007 to support educational programs, community events & the local film industry. As Director of Bali Film Center, Business Member of Location Managers Guild International and Founding Member of Asian Film Commissions Network, she actively promotes Indonesia as a film & event destination
Groza Subhakty
Festival Director

Groza has been involved in the Indonesian film industry locally and abroad since 2005. He headed a creative team winning several international TV Commercial awards, was committee member of the Asean Film Festival and has managed Balinale’s Indonesian Focus in showcasing upcoming film projects
Groza Subhakty
Rima Melati Rima Melati
Honorary Chairperson

One of Indonesia's most highly respected and well known filmmakers. Rima is acting Vice Chairperson of Indonesia's Breast Cancer Foundation, Rima continues to be an inspiring force behind the festival
Siti Sundari
Festival Secretary & Foundation Treasurer

Sundari is responsible for overseeing the day to day Festival operations and organization of its related programs throughout the year. She effectively handles the charity programs and is the government liaison
Siti Sundari
Dean Allan Tolhurst Dean Allan Tolhurst
Technical Advisor

Award winning director, producer, editor and composer with over 30 years experience in the film and television industry in Australia, Asia, Europe and the USA. As a professional, Dean ensures all technical aspects of the festival are handled to international standards
Inneke Indriyani
Festival Producer

Instrumental in assisting with the Festival's overall development and passionate about the Educational & Cultural Programs, Inneke is experienced in handling international productions interested in filming in Indonesia
Inneke Indriyani
Flor Wouters Flor Wouters

Flor provides the festival with a unique and creative look for the program, website and overall communications. Flor is always creating, if not graphics, then music as Crap Salad, (animated) movies and handcrafts
Michael Tandinata
Media Relations

Mike is handling Balinale's media relations as well as key partnerships for the festival where he brings years of experience in luxury high end retailing to good use
Michael Tandinata