The Road to Bali
Bali Film Center and Indonesian Institute of the Arts (ISI) to Cooperate in Creating Film and Television Production Curriculum
In early 2013 the Indonesian Institute of the Arts (ISI) Denpasar will open a new course of study on Film and Television Production. As a first step, the ISI will cooperate with the Bali Film Center Foundation to pioneer a Bali-based curriculum on the study of film and television.
Quoted by the National News Agency Antara, the spokesperson for ISI in Denpasar, Ni Ketut Dewi Yulianti, said on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, “We are synergizing with the Bali Film Center Foundation to receive students in the area of film and television production.”
The coming educational cooperation was discussed in a meeting between the rector of ISI Denpasar, Professor Dr. I Wayan Rai S, with a representative of the Bali Film Center Foundation, Deborah Gabinetti.
The Foundation, established in 2007, annually operates the Balinale Bali Film Festival in order to promote creativity among Indonesia’s film community. The Balinale is highlighted by the presentation of a large number of films, 60% locally sourced and the remainder from international filmmakers. A popular event, leading film figures from Indonesia and abroad attend each years films festival held in Bali.
Professor Rai said he hopes the cooperation between ISI and the Bali Film Center Foundation will increase production of local films made in Bali.
Similarly, Deborah Gabinetti is welcoming and joining efforts to establish a film and television curriculum at ISI Denpasar.
Gabietti said she hoped a local film curriculum would inspire students to makes films about Bali capable of competing in the international film market.