Bali International Indigenous Film Festival

May 10 -12, 2019

Bringing together filmmakers from all over the world, the 2nd Bali International Indigenous Film Festival opens at Njana Tilem Museum, Mas, Ubud, on May 10 with an indigenous blessing ceremony and honoring of the ancestors followed by an indigenous traditional dance, 3 documentary films and Q & A with the directors. With seating for up to 500 people amongst spacious gardens, grab a drink, mix and mingle with directors and enjoy an exquisite dining experience. Get ready for the weekend and 2 days of 32 film screenings hosted at the very comfortable Paradiso, Ubud.  12 film directors will be in attendance over the 3-day festival with documentary film screenings from 12 different countries. The theme “Stories that Matter” covers a variety of topics including indigenous wisdom, connection with nature, solution-focused alternatives, land rights issues, success stories, forest preservation, and the use of technology to support indigenous interests. Mark your calendar now. There is limited seating (120) at Paradiso and last year’s festival opening night was a sellout with many sessions sold out.  Take advantage of the early bird option.  On sale now until all tickets are sold.


May 10         Opening night Njana Tilem Museum, Mas, Ubud at 5 pm -11 pm

May 11, 12    Paradiso, Ubud 10am – 11 pm

COST:     Early bird tickets USD 65 for all 3 days. VIP, day passes and other options available.


FILM SUBMISSION:  For film directors, submissions are being accepted until March 01. Submitted via the submission form on website to and

View the event: YouTube – Indigenous Film Festival, Ubud, Bali

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