BATUMI: The Batumi International Art-house Film Festival (BIAFF) which started on Sunday, it is being held in the Georgian city Batumi from the 14-21 September 2014.
The festivals sections include the International Feature Film Competition, The Georgian Panorama, The International Documentary Competition, and the International Short Film Competition.
One of the main highlights of the event will be the fourth edition of the BIAFF Industry Meetings which this year will feature a round table on Regional Film Fund – Perspectives of Ajara region where speakers will include representative of Ministry of Culture of Ajara AR, Film Fund of Silesia region (Poland), Sofia International Film Festival’s Industry Meetings.
The major goal of the meeting is to highlight the importance of regional film fund formation for Ajara region and to get feedback from cinema industry about further perspetives and action steps needed in this direction.
Festival sponsors include the Georgian National Film Center and the Ministry of Culture and Monuments of Georgia.
International Competition Section – Feature Films:
Brides (Georgia/France)Directed by: Tinatin KajrishviliCoproduced in Georgia by Millimeter FilmSupported by Georgian National Film Centre www.gnfc.ge
Come to My Voice/ Husseyin Karabey/ Turkey/ France/ Germany
Correction Class/ Ivan I. Tverdovsky/ Russia/Germany
Falling Star/ Luis Minaro/ Spain
Field of Dogs (Poland/Italy/Sweden)Directed by Lech MajewskiProduced by Stowarzyszenie Twórców i Mecenasów Kultury i Nauki Angelus Silesius, and coproduced by Cecchi Gori Home Video, Bokomotiv Filmproduktion AB, Silesia-Film, OdeonRybarczyk Productions, 24 Media, and emAudio.Supported by Polish Film Institute
Frank/ Lenny Abrahamson/ UK/Ireland
Free Fall (Hungary, France, South Korea)Directed by: György PálfiProduction KMH Film Productions
Lunchbox/ Ritesh Batra/ India/France/Germany/USA
Manuscripts Don’t Burn/ Mohammed Rasoulof/ Iran
Films in the Georgian Panorama:
Blind Dates (Georgia)Directed by: Levan KoghuashviliProduction Millimetr FilmSupported by Georgian National Film Centre
Ferris Wheel (Georgia)Directed by: Uta BeriaSupported by Georgian National Film Centre
I am little Georgian (Georgia)Directed by: Levan AdamiaProduction Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB)Supported by Georgian National Film Centre
Lost in Karastan (UK/Georgia/Germany/Russia)Directed by: Ben HopkinsCoproduction in Georgia by 20 stepsSupported by Georgian National Film Centre
My Mermaid, My Lorelei/ Nana Dzhordzhadze/ Ukraine/Russia
Other City (Georgia)Directed by: Zurab InashviliProduced by Art Film StudioSupported by Georgian National Film Centre
Contact information:BIAFF (Batumi International Art-House Film Festival)3 Chavchavadze Street, Batumi 6000,GeorgiaTel: +995 574 482181, +995 597 998272http://biaff.org/