The festival also organises an international competition for documentaries (with nine titles selected) and an international competition for short films (with 25 titles selected). The programme also includes a Georgian panorama, special screenings, a masters collection and the programme European Film Academy - Short Matters!
The festival is organised by Batumi Art house ARGANI.
International Competition – Feature films:
A Man of Integrity (Iran)
Directed by Mohammad Rasoulof
Birds Are Singing in Kigali (Poland)
Directed by Joanna Kos-Krauze, Krzysztof Krauze
Produced by KOSFILM Joanna Kos-Krauze
Coproduced by TVP, Odra-film, Narodowe Centrum Kultury, Studio A
Supported by the Polish Film Institute
Claire Obscure (Turkey, Germany, Poland, France)
Directed by Yeşim Ustaoğlu
Produced by Ustaoglu Production, unafilm, Aeroplan, Slot Machine
Dede (Georgia, UK)
Directed by Mariam Khatchvani
Produced by 20 Steps
Coproduced by Film and Music Entertainment, MP Film Production, Montauk Film Production, and JaJa Film Productions.
Supported by the Doha Film Institute and the Georgian National Film Centre
A Gentle Creature / Krotkaya (France, Germany, Lithuania, Netherlands, Latvia)
Directed by Sergei Loznitsa
Produced by Slot Machine
Coproduced by ARTE France Cinéma, Graniet Film BV, LOOKS Film & TV Produktionen,Solar Media Entertainment, Studio Uljana Kim, Wild at Heart, Film Angels
Supported by the National Film Center of Latvia, the The Riga Film Fund, the Lithuanian Film Centre
How Viktor “the Garlic” Took Alexey “the Stud” to the Nursing Home (Russia)
Directed by Alexander Hant
Jupiter’s Moon (Hungary, Germany)
Directed by Kornél Mundruczó
Directed by Onur Saylak
Take OFF (Iran)
Directed by Ehsan Abdipour
Directed by Sally Potter
Click HERE for more information.