Batumi Film Festival Kicks Off


    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 by Tinatin KajrishviliBrides (Georgia/France)
    Directed by: Tinatin Kajrishvili
    Coproduced in Georgia by Millimeter Film
    Supported by Georgian National Film Centre www.gnfc.ge

    Come to My Voice/ Husseyin Karabey/ Turkey/ France/ Germany

    Correction Class/ Ivan I. Tverdovsky/ Russia/Germany

    Cure (Switzerland/ Croatia/ Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Directed by Andrea Staka
    Coproduced in Croatia by Ziva Produkcija This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Supported by Croatian Audiovisual Centre

    Falling Star/ Luis Minaro/ Spain

    Field of Dogs (Poland/Italy/Sweden)
    Directed by Lech Majewski
    Produced 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
    Field of Dogs by Lech Majewski

    Frank/ Lenny Abrahamson/ UK/Ireland

    Free Fall (Hungary, France, South Korea)
    Directed by: György Pálfi
    Production 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 Koghuashvili
    Production Millimetr Film
    Supported by Georgian National Film Centre

    Ferris Wheel (Georgia)
    Directed by: Uta Beria
    Supported by Georgian National Film Centre

    Blind Dates by Levan KoghuashviliI am little Georgian (Georgia)
    Directed by: Levan Adamia
    Production Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB)
    Supported by Georgian National Film Centre

    Lost in Karastan (UK/Georgia/Germany/Russia)
    Directed by: Ben Hopkins
    Coproduction in Georgia by 20 steps
    Supported by Georgian National Film Centre

    My Mermaid, My Lorelei/ Nana Dzhordzhadze/ Ukraine/Russia

    Other City (Georgia)
    Directed by: Zurab Inashvili
    Produced by Art Film Studio
    Supported by Georgian National Film Centre

    Contact information:
    BIAFF (Batumi International Art-House Film Festival)
    3 Chavchavadze Street, Batumi 6000,
    Tel: +995 574 482181, +995 597 998272