Bali Festival Awards Prizes to ‘Eddie the Eagle,’ ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’

Hunt for the Wilderpeople
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Dexter Fletcher’s “Eddie the Eagle” was named as the best international feature by audiences at the 10th edition of the Bali International Film Festival in Indonesia. Better known as the “Balinale,” the festival wrapped up on Friday (Sept. 30.)

New Zealand drama “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” by Taika Waititi was picked as the best overall film and “indie Movies,” a feature length omnibus film was picked as the best Indonesian film.

“Daughters of the Forest” by U.S. director Samantha Grant was named as the best documentary. And a juried selection gave a further prize to Michael Rowe’s “Early Winter.”

The festival, organized under the principles of “no boundaries, no limits to creativity or the means of expression,” screened 20 features, 13 documentaries and 69 short films.