XIII Batumi International Art-house Film Festival will be held in Batumi during September 16-23 September, 2018, closed film submission on 5 August. Festival organizer is “Batumi Art-house ARGANI”, official partner – Batumi City Hall.
BIAFF festival management finalized the submissions to festival. The complete program will be published by 1 September, 2018. Starting from the middle of August, BIAFF management will periodically announce the films of various sections of program.
Festival will be opened on 16 September, at Batumi State Musical Center. As a tribute to 110 anniversary of Georgian cinema during opening will be screened Georgian classical silent film “My Grandmother” (director – kote Mikaberidze) with musical accompaniment of famous Georgian pianist Dudana Mazmanishvili. Famous Georgian DoP Lomer Akhvlediani will be awarded with BIAFF special prize for contribution to cinema.
BIAFF film screenings locations:
BIAFF festival program - consists of following sections: International Competition (Feature, Doc, Shorts), Master Collection, Georgian Panorama, Special Screenings etc.
During BIAFF 2018, in different sections will be presented around 40 full length feature and Doc films and 40 shorts films from around 35 countries.
Master classes – part of festival program are workshops and master classes organized by festival guests (film makers, producers, actors etc.).
BIAFF Prizes – festival award prizes in following nominations:
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 - http://biaff.org/media-acreditation
Festival Supporters– Ministry of Culture of Georgia, Georgian National Film Center, Ministry of Cultura of Ajara AR, Tourism Department of Ajara AR, National Tourism Agency of Georgia, British Council, Goethe Institute Georgia, Embassy of Italy
Festival Sponsors – Hotel Wyndham Batumi, Cinema APOLLO, Hotel “Holland Hoek”, Hotel “Rcheuli”, Hotel “Mardi Plaza”, HQ propaganda, Tour Company “Wonderland”, Batumi Auto transport
Festival Media Partners – Georgian Public Broadcaster, Radio Fortuna/Fortuna+, Adjara TV, Batumi TV, Publicity Group (www.publicity.ge), www.newswire.ge, Film New Europe (www.filmneweurope.com), Cinemania, AT.GE, Newspaper BATUMELEBI, netgazeti.ge