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

    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
    directed by Sergei Loznitsa

    Special Mention
    Waiting for August
    directed by Teodora Ana Mihai

    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).