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FNE at BIAFF 2014: Winners of the 9th Batumi International ArtHouse FF Featured

2014-09-22
Brides by Tinatin Kajrishvili, Jury Special Prize Winner Brides by Tinatin Kajrishvili, Jury Special Prize Winner

BATUMI: The 9th Batumi International Art-house Film Festival (BIAFF) held in Batumi 14-21 September 2014 gave its Grand Prix to Lenny Abrahamson for his comedy Frank (UK/Ireland, 2014) that had it's world premiere in Sundance.

The Special Jury Prize went to the French/Georgian coproduction Brides, dir. Tinatin Kajrishvili

Main documentary award went to Sergei Loznitsa for his latest documetary Maidan about the Ukrainian protests against president Viktor Yanukovych and the government at the Independence Square in Kiev.

List of winners BIAFF 2014:

International Competition - Feature Films

Grand Prix
Frank (UK/Ireland)
directed by Lenny Abrahamson

Jury Special Prize
Brides (Georgia, France)
Directed by Tinatin Kajrishvili
Production: Studio Gemini, (Georgia) MillimeterFilm (Georgia)
Supported by Georgian National Film Centre (GNFC)

Best Film Directing
Ivan I. Tverdovsky for film Correction Class (Russia/Germany)

Best Actor
Irrfan Khan for film Lunchbox (India/France/Germany/USA)
directed by Ritesh Batra

Best Actress
Sylvie Marinkovic for the film Cure (Switzerland /Croatia/Bosnia and Herzegovina)
directed by Andrea Staka
Production Okofilm productions, Deblokada, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


International Competition - Doc Films

The Best Doc film
Maidan
directed by Sergei Loznitsa
Ukraine/Netherlands

Special Mention
Waiting for August
directed by Teodora Ana Mihai
Belgium/Romania

International Competition - Shorts Films

The Best Short film 
Butter Lamp (France/China)
directed by Hu Wei

 

BIAFF Lifetime Achievement awards for contribuitone to World cinema was granted to:

- Roman Balayan (Ukraine)

- Irakli Kvirikadze (Georgia)

- Avto Makharadze (Georgia)

 

The festival is organized by the Art House "Argani" and sponsored in part by the Georgian National Film Center (GNFC).

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