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 Feature and Doc competition films selection.
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 2018 line-up of feature films competition section
Nominations of Feature Films Competition Section - International Jury consisting of 5 members and headed by Sergei Rakhlin (Chairman of the Foreign Language Film Committee of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association - HFPA, which presents GOLDEN GLOBES awards in USA), will award prizes in following nominations - Grand Prix, Best Director, Best Male Actor, Best Female Actor, Jury Special prize
BIAFF 2018 line-up of Doc films competition section:
Nominations of Doc competition section - International Jury consisting of 5 members and headed by famous Doc film director Vitaly Manski 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 - 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
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