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This festival will be held on May 10 - 12, 2019 at Paradiso, Ubud, Bali. The place for sharing and making connection with other Indigenous Filmmakers from across the globe. More info, please visit : www.indigenousfilmfestbi.com


The Indigenous Film Festival Bali started as a way to raise awareness about the indigenous cultures of Indonesia and beyond, through the art form of film. In the words of John Pilger, a famous Australian writer and filmmaker; ”The early British filmmakers believed the documentary should speak from below, not from above; it should be the medium of people, not authority. In other words, it is the blood, sweat and tears of ordinary people that gives us the documentary.”

The festival allows for indigenous film makers to meet, collaborate, share their films, inspire each other and ensure the voice of indigenous people reaches a larger audience. Using film as a way to tell stories to strengthen heritage and cultural identity in the indigenous communities.

We hope the film festival will be a wellspring of inspiration, solutions, renewal, community and hope, as we welcome indigenous people from Indonesia and various countries.


With a greatful heart Ranu Welum would like to say thank you for those who support Ranu Welum's works during past two years!


We would like to thank everyone who have involved in making The INDIGENOUS LEAD celebration a big success. It was amazing to see how Dayak people from different sub tribes, communities and generations came together to celebrate their identity. This is just beginning. We are excited to see you all in the celebration next year.


Rantan, told the story how she became a shawoman. She has trained other shamans or shawomans for decades. This storytelling is done at Festival Jajaka in East Barito, Central Kalimantan.