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BIAFF 2017 announces Line-Up of International Competition – Doc and Feature films Sections

Festivals 2017-08-24

XII Batumi International Art-house Film Festival will be held in Batumi during September 17-24 September, 2017.  Festival organizer – “Batumi Art-house ARGANI”, official partner – Batumi City Hall.

BIAFF festival management finalized the selection of films for international competition sections for Doc and Feature Films.

BIAFF line-up of feature films competition section:

  1. A Man of Integrity, Mohammad Rasoulof, Iran, 2017, 117min.
  2. Birds are Singing in Kigali, Joanna Kos-Krauze, Krzysztof Krauze, Poland, 2017, 113 min.
  3. Claire Obscure, Yesim Ustaoglu, Turkey/Poland/France, 2016; 100 min.
  4. Dede, Mari Khachvani, Georgia/Qatar, 2017; 97 min.
  5. Gentle Creature, Sergei Loznitsa, Ukraine/Germany/Netherlands/Russia/Lithuania, 2017; 143 min.
  6. How Viktor “the Garlic” Took Alexey “the Stud” to the Nursing Home, Alexander Hant, Russia, 2017; 90 min.
  7. Jupiter’s Moon, Kornél Mundruczó, Hungary / Germany, 2017, 123min
  8. More, Onur Saylak, Turkey, 2017, 115 min.
  9. Party, Sally Potter, UK, 2017; 71 min.
  10. Take OFF, Ehsan Abdipour, Iran, 2017

Nominations of Feature Films Competition Section  - International Jury consisting of 5 members and headed by famous Iranian film director Mohsen Makhmalbaf will award prizes in following nominations - Grand Prix, Best Director, Best Male Actor, Best Female Actor, Jury Special prize

BIAFF line-up of Doc films competition section:

  1. Austerlitz, Sergei Loznitsa, Germany, 2016; 94 min.
  2. Burma Storybook, Peter Lom, Netherlands/Norway, 2017; 81 
  3. City of Ghosts, Matthew Heineman, USA, 2017; 90 min
  4. City of Sun, Rati Oneli, Georgia, USA, Qatar, Netherlands, 2017; 104 min.
  5. Dixie Land, Roman Bondarchuk, Ukraine/ Latvia/ Germany, 2016; 60 min.
  6. Liberation Day, Uģis Olte, Morten Traavik, Norway/Latvia, 2016; 100 min.
  7. My Suburban Stories, Yunus Kurkut, Turkey, 2017
  8. Taste of Cement, Ziad Kalthoum, Germany, Lebanon, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, 2017; 85 min.
  9. To Stay Alive – A Method, Arno Hagers, Erik Lieshout, Reinier van Brummelen, Netherlands/Belgium, 2016, 70 min

Nominations of Doc competition section  - International Jury consisting of 5 members and headed by Georgian  film director Alexander Rekhviashvili will award prizes in following nominations -  Best Doc Film,   Jury Special Mention 

BIAFF film screenings locations - Cinema “Apollo”, Hotel “Wyndham” conference hall, OPEN AIR cinema at ERA Square

How to Attend BIAFF festival - Attending Film Screenings are free of charge. To attend film screenings in cinema APOLLO person should take “FREE TICKETS” (it is used for better control and access to film screenings) in cinema APOLO at BIAFF info center.

Media Accreditation – representatives of various media, can apply for accreditation via online - 

Festival Sponsors – Batumi City Hall, Ministry of Culture of Georgia, Georgian National Film Center, Ministry of Cultura of Ajara AR, Hotel Wyndham Batumi

Festival Supporters – British Council, Goethe Institute Georgia, Cinema APOLLO, Hotel Rcheuli, Hotel Batumi Plaza, Tourism Department of Ajara AR, HQ propaganda, Tour Company “Wonderland”

Festival Media Partners – Georgian Public Broadcaster, Radio Fortuna/Fortuna+, Adjara TV, Publicity Group (,, Film New Europe (, Newspaper BATUMELEBI, 

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Last modified on 2017-08-24