Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Ayana Rock Bar - Where the Stars Gather
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

++62 361 286 283

++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)

U.K. Fax:

Australian Fax:

++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

Bali News

Ayana Rock Bar - Where the Stars Gather

Rock Bar Host Awards and Wrap Party for Balinale International Film Festival.


The award winners of the third annual Balinale International Film Festival were announced at a private party at the Ayana Resort Bali Rock Bar on Sunday, October 25, 2009 - a gala event where industry and community figures applauded the festival's work in developing the local film industry.

The Rock Bar event was the official wrap-up awards ceremony for the festival, which showcased 25 films from 13 countries by both international and Indonesian filmmakers. The festival also offered free workshops for aspiring young filmmakers.

Click Images to Enlarge

Highlights of this year's festival included Australia's Mary and Max, the opening film at this the Sundance festival; America's Valentino: The Last Emperor; Indonesia's Drupadi; Italy's El Divo - a winner at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival; and Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds.

Standing on a rocky "stage" jutting out from the cliff-face, festival Director Deborah Gabinetti announced the Audience Choice Awards, based on votes submitted during the six day-long festival. Carl Valiquet's Darah & Dupa (Indonesia) won Best Short Film; Still Film by Damani Baker (USA) won Best Documentary; Tokyo Sonata by Japan's Kiyoshi Kurosawa won Best Feature Film; and Still Bill was recognized as Best Overall Film. The winner of the amateur short film competition was The Angel & the Rajapala, by Soma Helmi and Mila Schwaiko.

Ayana Resort and Spa, General Manager, Charles de Foucault, welcomed the audience of filmmakers, actors, media, and festival patrons and friends to the Rock Bar and the Resort. "We are proud to support the Balinale International Film Festival and its goal to put Bali in the spotlight as a unique and feasible film location," said Charles. "The island has long been the inspiration for script-writers, but thanks to Balinale and in particular to Deborah Gabinetti, it is now gaining a reputation as an excellent filming destination, which is exemplified by the filming of 'Eat Pray Love'."

About the Balinale International Film Festival

Balinale was established in 2007 by the Bali Film Center to provide an opportunity for international filmmakers to screen films to an Indonesian market while at the same time exposing the country's unique culture, rich story ideas, and diverse locations to the international filmmaking community. Also, as part of its mission, Balinale strives to present Bali and Indonesia to the global film industry as a location rich in potentials for film productions and to promote the viable, creative and talented local Indonesian film industry.

© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to


Plaga Wine
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!

Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!

or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Ace Trumps Hotels and Restaurants in Bali
Cok Ace’ Elected to Third Term as Chairman of Bali-PHRI
Unbeatable Seller Prices for BBTF 2016
Seller Discounts for Bali & Beyond Travel Fair 2016 for Confirmed Bookings Made Before November 30, 2016
The More the Merrier?
Denpasar Administration will Not Impose Moratorium on New Hotels
GO-JEK Doesn’t Deliver Grass
Famous Indonesian Musician Caught with Marijuana After Using Go-Jek Driver for a Drug Pick Up
When Passengers Roar at the Lion
Angry Lion Air Passengers Commandeer a Runway at Jakarta’s Airport
Indonesians Encouraged to Visit Australia
Australia Introducing Easier Visa Controls to Encourage Indonesians to Visit Australia
Striving for Safety
PHRI: Majority of Hotels Falling Short on Security and Safety Assessments
Buy My Horse, He's Hungry
Competing with Modernity, 80-year Old Dokar Driver in Bali’s Capital of Denpasar Faces Difficulty in Feeding Himself and His Horse
Banyuwangi Flights from Bali Axed
Garuda Indonesia Cancels Bali to Banyuwangi, East Java Flights
You Raise Me Up
New Minimum 2016 Wage Levels Announced for Badung Regency and Denpasar in Bali
RIMBA Takes Mexican Food to New Heights
UNIQUE Rooftops Bar & Restaurant at RIMBA Jimbaran Offers Authentic Mexican Cuisine
Ready, Aim. . . Wait!
Indonesia Put Stay on Further Executions While Economy Idles
All [News]!