BATUMI: Ten titles have been selected for the Feature Film Competition of the 13th Batumi International Arthouse Film Festival set to take place in Batumi from 16 to 23 September 2018. The festival also organises a competition for documentaries.
BIAFF will open at the Batumi State Musical Center with a tribute to the 110th anniversary of Georgian cinema, with the screening of the Georgian silent film My Grandmother (1929) directed by Kote Mikaberidze, to the musical accompaniment of the famous Georgian pianist Dudana Mazmanishvili.
The festival is organised by Batumi Art-house ARGANI with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia, the Georgian National Film Center, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Ajara AR (Ministry of Culture of Ajara AR), the Tourism Department of Ajara AR, the National Tourism Agency of Georgia, the British Council, the Goethe Institute Georgia and the Embassy of Italy.
Feature film Competition:
Dead Horse Nebula (Turkey)Directed by Tarık Aktaş
Donbass (Germany, France, Ukraine, the Netherlands. Romania) Directed by Sergei Loznitsa Produced by Ma.ja.de. Fiction Coproduced by Arthouse Traffic, JBA Production, Graniet Film, Wild at Art, Digital Cube Associate producer: Atoms & Void Supported by Eurimages, the French CNC’s World Cinema Support
Grain (Turkey, Germany, France, Sweden, Qatar)Directed by Semih Kaplanoglu
Happy as Lazzaro (Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany)Directed by Alice Rohrwacher
Horizon / Horizonti (Georgia, Sweden) Directed by Tinatin Kajrishvili Produced by Gemini and Artizm Coproduced by Momento Film Supported by the Georgian National Film Center, the Swedish Film Institute
Jumpman (Russia, Ireland, Lithuania, France)Directed by Ivan I. TverdovskyProduced by New People CompanyCoproduced by Film and Music Entertainment, Tremora, Arizona ProductionSupported by the Ministry of Culture of Russia, the Lithuanian Film Center, Eurimages
Panic Attack / Atak Paniki (Poland) Directed by Paweł Maślona Produced by Akson Studio Supported by the Polish Film Institute
Ray and Liz (UK)Directed by Richard Billingham
Styx (Germany, Austria)Directed by Wolfgang Fischer
The Interpreter / Tlmočník (Slovakia, Austria, Czech Republic)Directed by Martin ŠulíkProduced by Titanic, In FilmCoproduced by coop99, the Slovak RTVS and the Czech TelevisionSupported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the Czech State Cinematography Fund
Click HERE to see the Documentary Competition selection.