Balinale is celebrating its 12th anniversary from 24-30 September 2018.

The theme for this year’s edition is ‘Timeless’ in selecting films that have an extraordinary ability to communicate the largest of human stories as well as the briefest moments of world changing emotion.

Film submissions from all genres of fiction and documentary, feature length and short, from Indonesia and around the world are accepted through Filmfreeway & Withoutabox.

Balinale has a juried competition with three categories, Best Feature Film, Best Documentary and Best Short Subjects, In addition to the Festival’s annual audience choice awards.

Submissions Grant for Indonesian Filmmakers

Balinale is dedicated to support local filmmakers by waiving submission fees for Indonesians giving them the opportunity to show their films to an international audience, attend workshops and meet filmmakers from all over the world. To request a grant, please fill in this form

To apply for a Submission Fee Waiver for a non-Indonesian production, please send an email to in the two week period between Monday 21 May and Friday 1 June 2018. World Premieres and Award Winners are given priority.

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