BIAFF 2018 announces Line-Up of Feature and Doc Films International Competition Section

    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

    1. Dead Horse Nebula, Tarık Aktaş, Turkey, 2018; 73 min.
    2. Donbas, Sergei Loznitsa, Germany/Ukraine/France/ Netherlands/Romania, 2018; 110 min.
    3. Grain, Semih Kaplanoglu, Turkey/Germany/France/Sweden/ Qatar, 2017; 123 min.
    4. Happy as lazzaro, Alice Rohrwacher, Italy/Switzerland/ France/| Germany, 2018; 122 min.
    5. Horizon, Tinatin Kajrishvili, Georgia/Sweden, 2018; 105 min.
    6. Jumpman, Ivan I. Tverdovskiy, Russia/Lithuania/Ireland/ France, 2018, 90 min.
    7. Panic Attack, Paweł Maslona, Poland, 2018, 100min.
    8. Ray and Liz, Richard Billingham, UK, 2018; 107 min.
    9. Styx, Wolfgang Fischer, Germany / Austria, 2018; 90 min.
    10. The Interpreter, Martin Sulik, Slovak Republic / Czech Republic / Austria 2018; 113 min


    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:

    1. Another Day in Life, Damian Nenow, Raúl de la Fuente / Poland/Spain/ Germany/ Belgium/Hungary, 2018; 84 min.
    2. Bridges of Time, Audrius Stonys, Latvia , 2018. 80 min.
    3. Distant Constellation, Shevaun Mizrahi, USA/ Netherlands, 2017; 82 min.
    4. Island of the Hungry Ghosts, Gabrielle Brady, Germany, UK, Australia, 2018; 94 min.
    5. Of Fathers and Sons, Talal Derki, Germany/Syria/Lebanon/Qatar, 2017; 99 min.
    6. Over the Limit, by Marta Prus, Poland, Germany, Finland, 2017; 54 min.
    7. Shamanic Lessons for Beginners, Svetlana Statsenko, Russia, 2017; 81 min.
    8. The Eyes of Orson Welles, Mark Cousins, UK, 2018, 115 min.

    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

    Contact information:  Tel: 599-482181, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , For accreditation – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    Last modified on 23-08-2018