BIAFF Industry Platform - "Alternative Wave 2018" 



“Alternative Wave” will be held under the framework of BIAFF film festival in Batumi during 19-23 September, 2018. The main focus of  the "Alternative Wave 2018" is to develop the low budget feature film projects with the support of foreign and local experienced film industry specialists. Selected participants will have the opportunity to develop projects in the following areas – script, presentations, funding strategy, film production strategy, distribution and marketing strategy.

For “Alternative Wave 2018” It was selected 8 projects, from which 6 are from Georgia, 1 from Turkey and 1 from Ukraine.



The list of selected projects

  1. “56. Spring”, film director Rusudan Pirveli, scriptwriter – Beso Odisharia
  2. “Child”, Film director – Nino Basilia, Producer – Koko (Karlo) Chikhradze
  3. “Victim”, authors – Amiran Dolidze, Tedo Dolidze
  4. “Ghost of City”, Authors – Tornike Tikaradze, Giga Liklikadze
  5. “H-easter-ics”, film director Sopho Chincharauli, Producer – Elene Tavadze
  6. “Shushana”, author – Irina Gachechiladze
  7. “Anton’s Life”, Film director – Yuliya Myronenko, Producer – Igor Savychenko (Ukraine)
  8. “Penny Bank”, Film director Fenit Carole, Producer – Nefes Polat (Turkey)


The trainers of “Alternative Wave” 2018 - Nikos Panagiotopoulos (Greece), Gulin Ustun (Turkey), Aysegul Ekmekcioglu (Turkey), Nick Holdsworth (UK), Katarina Markova (Slovakia)

Invited Speakers  - Sergei Rakhlin (USA – Golden Globes), Paul Thiltges (Luxemburg).


Moderators: Tinatin Kajrishvili, Lasha Khalvashi

Organizers: Tinatin Kajrishvili, Lasha Khalvashi, Zviad Eliziani


The location of “Alternative Wave” - conference hall of the Hotel Wyndham Batumi


At the end of festival there will be revealed the best film project of “Alternative Wave 2018. 



Alternative Wave is supported by: Georgian National Film Center, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Ajara AR, British Council etc. 






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