Industry Platform

Industry Platform “Alternative Wave” will be take place under the framework of BIAFF film festival in Batumi during  20-24 September, 2021. The main focus of the “Alternative Wave 2020” is to develop the low budget feature film projects with the support of foreign and local experienced film industry specialists.


The selected projects for Alternative Wave 2021 edition.

1. "I Greta" - dir. Miranda Namicheishvili

2. "Scent of the Sky" - dir. Salome Bauer

3. "Kakhaberi" - dir. Giorgi Getiashvili

4. "Writers of Fate" - dir. Salome Vepkhvadze

5. "Necklace" - dir. Levan Shubashvili

6. "Air is a Blue Silk" - dir. Irene Jordania

7. "Disposable" - dir. Luka Beradze

8. "He" - dir. Natia Nikolaishvili

9. "Worker" - dir. Giorgi Kobalia

10. "Nene" - dir. Mariam Khachvani


Selected participants will have the opportunity to develop projects in the following areas – script, presentations, funding strategy, film production strategy, distribution and marketing strategy etc.


Invited experts:

  • Nikos Panayotopoulos (Greece)
  • Gulin Ustun (Turkey)
  • Ayşegül Ekmekçioğlu (Turkey)


BIAFF 2021  “Alternative Wave” supporters – Georgian National Film Center, Ministry of Culture of Ajara



Festival Supporters – Batumi city hall, Ministry of Culture of Georgia,  Georgian National Film Center, Ministry of Culture of Ajara AR, Batumi Puppet Theatre, Goethe Institute Georgia, Embassy of Italy, French Institute

Festival Sponsors – Cinema APOLLO, “GPC” Ltd., Hotel “O. Galogre Boutique Hotel”, Tour Company “Wonderland”, “Legal Consulting Center” LLC,  

Festival Media Partners – Georgian Public Broadcaster, Radio Fortuna/Fortuna+, Adjara TV, Batumi TV, Publicity Group (, Film New Europe (, INDIGO Magazine, AT.GE, Newspaper BATUMELEBI,



Contact information:

Tel: 599-482181, , For accreditation –




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