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21.9.2014

BIAFF 2014 Closing ceremony and awards

 On 21 September, at 19.30 in Batumi Summer Theater BIAFF Film festival closing ceremony...

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On 21 September, at 19.30 in Batumi Summer Theater BIAFF Film festival closing ceremony took place.  International Jury awarded prizes in three competition section – International Feature Films, doc Films and Short Films section.

 BIAFF international competition section’s Jury consisting of five members (Roman Balayan, Alissa Simon, Pavel Ivanov, Mikayel Stamboltsyan, Zaza Urushadze) awarded following prizes:

 

  • Grand Prix – Frank, Lenny Abrahamson, UK/Ireland, 2014
  • Jury Special Prize – Brides, Tinatin Kajrishvili, Georgia/France, 2014
  • Best Film Directing  - Ivan I. Tverdovsky for film Correction Class, Russia/Germany, 2014     
  • Actor – Irrfan Khan - Lunchbox, Ritesh Batra, India/France/Germany/USA, 2013
  • Actress – Sylvie Marinkovic - Cure, by Andrea Staka, Switzerland /Croatia/Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2014

BIAFF 2014 Documentary Films international competition section’s Jury consisting of five members (Audrius Stonys, Pawel Lozinski, Ulvi Mehti, Miroljub Vučković, Anna Dziapshipa) awarded following prizes:

 

The Best Doc film -  Maidan, Sergei Loznitsa, Ukraine/Netherlands, 2014

Special Mention -  Waiting for August, Teodora Mihai, Belgium/Romania

 

BIAFF 2014 – Short Film international competition section’s Jury consisting of five members (MIkheil Kobakhidze, Mira Staleva, Ekaterina Cherkes-Zade, latavra Dularidze, Andrew Vial)   awarded following prizes:

  • The Best Short film - Butter Lamp, Hu Wei, France/China 2013

 

BIAFF Lifetime Achievement awards for contribuitone to World cinema was granted to:

 

  • Roman Balayan  (Ukraine)
  • Irakli Kvirikadze (Georgia)
  • Avto Makharadze (Georgia)

 

After awards Ceremony was screened BIAFF closing film - Corn Island, Giorgi Ovashvili, Georgia/France/Kazakhstan/Germany/Czech Republic, 2014

 

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19.9.2014

BIAFF 2014 - Roundtable “Regional Film Fund – Perspectives in Ajara region”

On September 14, Batumi International Art-house Film Festival started already ninth time. During the...

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On September 14, Batumi International Art-house Film Festival started already ninth time. During the week, BIAFF 2014 will be hosting special guests and film lovers.

During 2011-2013 through support of Georgian National film Centre was organized “BIAFF INDUSTRRY MEETING” in which participated European film Academy, fund of H. Balls (Rotterdam film festival), EAVE, film institute of Poland,  A. Wajda School, Polish and Turkish cinema industry people.

BIAFF 2014 organized Roundtable “Regional Film Fund – Perspectives in Ajara region”, which took place on September 19, in DIVAN SUITS Hotel.  

The major goal of this meeting is to highlight the importance of regional film fund formation for Ajara region and to get feedback from cinema industry about further perspectives and action steps needed in this direction.

Irina Surmanidze (Ministry of Culture of Adjara AR) has presented “Cinema Production Support Program”, Also Mariusz Wrobel from Silesia Film Institute (Poland) shared his experience about Regional Film Fund/Film Commission of Silesia region to meeting’s participants.

From Sofia Film Festival, head of Sofia Meetings Mira Staleva spoke about importance of Industry Platforms at Film Festivals.

Miroljub Vučković (Serbia Film Center) shared his opinion about benefits and importance of this project.

Manager of BIAFF – Zviad Eliziani announced plans of BIAFF film festival for development of industry platform.

Discussion was held by the end of the meeting about perspectives of regional film fund in Ajara.  

 

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13.9.2014

"Talk to Fanny Aubert-Malaurie​ and Charles Tesson ​"

 Talk to Fanny Aubert-Malaurie​ (Regional Audiovisual attache​  ​of France) ​and Charles Tesson​ (Semaine de...

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Talk to Fanny Aubert-Malaurie​ (Regional Audiovisual attache​  ​of France) ​and Charles Tesson
​ (Semaine de la Critique Artistic Director )​
moderated by Tamara Tatishvili ​ / talks will be held in English ​

This discussion will focus on the most recent evolutions of French cinema: its international policy, new priorities,  it’s dedication to young audience, the world cinema fund, as well as the place of French cinema in global world. 
Discussion will also address importance of identification of young international talent, challenges of its promotion and  the crucial role of festivals.
Professional audience will be able to participate in Q & A session. 

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11.9.2014

BIAFF 2014 - Film screening schedule - day-by-day

BATUMI  IX INTERNATIONAL ART-HOUSE FILM FESTIVAL (BIAFF)  DAIYLY FILM  SCREENINGS  PROGRAM  (14-21 SEPTEMBER, 2014)  OPENING...

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BATUMI  IX INTERNATIONAL ART-HOUSE FILM FESTIVAL (BIAFF) 

DAIYLY FILM  SCREENINGS  PROGRAM  (14-21 SEPTEMBER, 2014)

 

 

OPENING FILM   - Legend of Surami Fortress, Sergei Farajanov, 1984 88 min.- 14.09.2014  - 19.30 pm.  

CLOSING FILM Corn island, Giorgi Ovashvili, Georgia/France/Kazakhstan/Germany/Czech Repubclic, 2014; 101 min.;   Batumi Summer Theater (Batumi Sea Boulevard) - 21.09.2014  - 19.30 pm. 

 

Film Screenings at Cinema “Apollo”   (M.Abashidze street 17)


15 September, 2014

12.00  - DC1 - Istanbul United, Olli Waldhauer, Farid Eslam, Germany/ Czech Republic/Turkey/  Switzerland, 2014, 90 min.

14.00 -  Ashug Karibi, Sergei Farajanov, 1988; 73 min.

16.00 - FC1 -  Falling Star, Luis Minaro, Spain, 2014; 105 min.

18.30 – FC2- Correction Class, Ivan I. Tverdovsky, Russia/Germany, 2014; 98 min.  

21.00 – Lost in Karastan, Ben Hopkins,  UK/ Georgia/Germany/ Russia, 2014; 90 min.

23.00 MC1   - How Strange to be Named Federico, Ettore Scola, Italy,  2013; 92 min.

 

16 September, 2014

12.00 - DC2- Flowers from the Mount of Olives, Heilika Pikkov,  Estonia, 2013; 70 min

14.00 - Ashug Karibi, Sergei Farajanov, 1988; 73 min.

16.00 – FC3 – Manuscripts Don’t Burn, Mohammed Rasoulof, Iran, 2013; 125 min.

19.00 – My Mermaid, My Lorelei, Nana Jorjadze, Ukraine/Russia, 2014; 80 min

21.00 – MC2 - Goodbye Language, Jean Luc Godard, France, 2014; 70 min.

22.30 – MC3 - Jimmy’s Hall, Ken Loach, Uk/Ireland/  France, 2014; 109 min.

 

 

17 September,

12.00 - DC3 -  Maidan, Sergei Loznitsa, Ukraine/ Netherlands, 2014; 130 min.

15.00 – Wild ones, Alejandro Fadel, Argentina, 2012; 120 min

17.30-  FC 4 -  Free Fall, Giorgi Palfi, Hungary/south Korea/France, 2014; 80 min.

19.30 - FC5 –Lunchbox, Ritesh Batra, India/France/Germany/USA, 2013; 104 min.

22.00 – Maddened By His Absence, Sandrine Bonnaire, France/Luxemburg/Belgium, 2013; 98 min.

 

18 September, 2014

 

11.30 - DC4 - Waiting for August, Teodora Mihai, Belgium/ Romania, 2014; 88 min.

13.30  - Suzanne, Katell Quillévéré, France, 2013; 90 min.

15.30 - DC 8 - World Dance of Peace, Gia Diasamidze, Georgia, 2014; 80 min.

17.30 – FC6 - Field of Dogs, Lech Majewski, Poland/ Italy/Swede, 2014; 102 min.

20.00  - FC7- Frank, Lenny Abrahamson, UK/Ireland, 2014; 95 min

22.00 – MC4 – Winter Sleep, Nuri Bigle Ceylan, Turkey, 2014; 196 min.

 

19 September, 2014

12.00–DC5  - Everything is Possible, Lidia Duda, Poland, 2013; 54 min

13.30 - The Kindergarten Teacher, Nadav Lapid, Israel/ France, 2014; 120 min.

16.00 – FC8 Come to My Voice, Huseyin Karabey, Turkey/ France/ Germany, 2014; 105 min.

18.30  - FC 9-  Brides, Tinatin Kajrishvili, Georgia/ France, 2014; 95 min.

20.30  - Blind Dates, Levan Koghuashvili, Georgia, 2013; 95 min.

22.30 – MC5 Two days, One night,   Jean & Luc Dardenne; Belgium/ France/Italy, 2014; 95 min.

 

20 September, 2014

 

11.00 –  DC5 – I am Me, Peter Lom , Netherlands, 2013; 75 min.

13.00 - DC7 - 20,000 days on Earth, Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard, UK, 2014; 97 min.

15.00 – FC4 - Free Fall, Giorgi Palfi, Hungary/south Korea/France, 2014; 80 min.

17.00 - F10 Cure, Andrea Staka, Switzerland /Croatia/ Bosnia / Herzegovina, 2014; 83 min.

19.00 – MC3 -Goodbye Language, Jean Luc Godard, France, 2014; 70 min.

21.00 - MC6 - Mr. Turner, Mike Leigh, UK, 2014, 150 min.

 

Note:  DC – Documentary Competition film,   FC – Feature competition film ;

          Cinema “Apollo” - 17 M. Abashidze Street;    DIVAN SUITES Hotel - 5/13 Kostava/Z. Gamsakhurdia) 

 

Notice: The date and the time of Master classes may change due to some changes in travel plans of directors. Information about  any changes will be published on festival’s website (www.biaff.org), official BIAFF facebook page (www.facebook.com/biaffbatumi) and also will be printed and spread in cinema “Apollo”                                                                                                                                              

 

 

 

 

Film Screenings at OUTDOOR CINEMA (open air screenings) – ERA  Square crossroads of M. Abashidze and Baratashvili streets, Batumi

 

 

15 September

20.0 - Ashug Karibi, Sergei Farajanov, 1988; 73 min.

22.00 - EFA  - European Film Academy Short Films Collection

 

16 September

20.00 - Lost in Karastan, Ben Hopkins,  UK/Georgia/ Germany/Russia, 2014; 90 min.

22.00 Correction Class, Ivan I. Tverdovsky, Russia/Germany, 2014; 98 min

 

17 September

20.00 My Mermaid, My Lorelei, Nana Jorjadze, Ukraine/ Russia, 2014; 80 min           

21.30 - Legend of Surami Fortress, Sergei Farajanov, 1984 88 min.

 

18 September

20.00 - Repentance, Tengiz Abuladze, Georgia, 1984; 144 min.        

22.30   Vedreba, Tengiz Abuladze, Georgia, 1967; 72 min.

 

19 September

20.00  - World Dance of Peace, Gia Diasamidze, Georgia, 2014; 80 min.      

21.30 - Other city, Zurab Inashvili, Georgia, 2014; 52 min

22.30 - Ferris Wheel, Uta Beria, Georgia, 40 min.   

 

20 September

20.00 Brides, Tinatin Kajrishvili, Georgia/France, 2014; 95 min.

22.00 Blind Dates, Levan Koghuashvili, Georgia, 2013; 95 min.

 

 

Film Screenings at Hotel DIVAN SUITES Batumi – Ballroom  (#5/13  Kostava/Gamsakhurdia street Batumi) 

 

16 September

                                   

15.30 – EFA1 (129 min.)  - Cut by Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller, Germany 2013;  Houses With Small Windows, Bülent Öztürk, Belgium 2013; Jump, Petar Valchanov, KristinaGrozeva, Bulgaria, 2012; Nuclear Waste, Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy,  Ukraine 2012; Sunday 3,  Jochen Kuhn, Germany 2012; Though I Know The River is Dry, Omar Robert Hamilton, Palestine/Egypt/UK/Qatar, 2013;  Zima, Cristina Picchi, Russia 2013, 13 min           

 

 17 September  

 

12.00-15.00 - Seminar – “Cinema of PARAJANOV”

17.00  - SC 1 (85 min.) –  Adrenaline, David Bagaric, croatia, 2014; Balance, Rui Falcao, Portugal,  2013; Discipline, Christophe Saber, Switzerland, 2014; Mona, Alexis Barbosa, France, 2013; Pulse, Ruth Paxton, UK, 2014; Secret Life of Foley, UK, 2014;  Swing, Nezan Kesal, Turkey, 2013; The life of a hand, Istvan Borsodu, Hungary, 2014;  Butter Lamp, Hu Wei, France/China 2013

19.30 – EFA 2 (120 min.) - A Story For The Modlins, Sergio Oksman, Spain 2012; Death of a Shadow, Tom Van Avermaet,  Belgium/France 2012; Morning, Cathy Brady Ireland/UK 2013; Mystery, Chema García Ibarra, Spain 2013; Orbit Ever After, Jamie Stone, UK 2013; The Waves, Miguel Fonseca Portugal, 2012.

 

 

18 September   

12.00-14.00  - Seminar – “Cinema of Tengiz Abuladze”        

16.30  - SC 2 (89 min.)   - AISSIA, Clément Trehin-Lalanne, France, 2014;; Iranian Ninja, Marjan Riahi, Iran, 2014; Margie, Domenico Modafferi, Italy, 2014; The man who rescued the princess, Marissa Viani Serrano, Mexico, 2014;

19.00 – SC 3 ( 100)  -  Dialogues, Diana kardumiyan, Armenia, 2013; Faces, Nikon Romanchenko, Ukraine, 2014; Fallen Leaves, Maria Kondakova, Ukraine;  Indian Summer, Tatyana Dubickaya, Belorussia, 2014; The Last One, Sergey Pikalov, Azerbaijan, 2014;

 

 

19 September   

 

12.00-15.00 - BIAFF INDUSTRY MEETINGS  - Roundtable “Regional Film Fund- perspectives for Ajara region

16.00-17.30   - TALK TO CHARLES TESSON - Artistic Director of «Film Critique’s Week’s» section of Cannes film festival

18.00 -  SC4 (119 min.)  -  Invisible Spaces, Dea Kulumbegashvili, Georgia/USA, 2014; Niko, Giorgi Kavtaradze, Georgia, 2014; Red Dress, Salome Sagaradze, Georgia, 2014; Then they say he’s crazy, Amiran Dolidze, Georgia, 2014;  There was a Man, Giorgi Varsimashvili, Georgia, 2014;  Thread A Needle, Selim Gungor, Turkey ,2014

20.30 - Ferris Wheel, Uta Beria, Georgia, 40 min.

 

 

20 September   

12.00-14.00 - BIAFF INDUSTRY MEETINGS - Presenting BIAFF Industry Platform concept   

15.00 - I am little Georgian, Levan Adamia, Georgia, 2013; 45 min.  

16.00 - Other city, Zurab Inashvili, Georgia, 2014; 52 min.  

 

 

 

Note:  - SC – International Short Films Competition,  EFA – European Film Academy Short Films Collection;         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7.9.2014

Batumi International Art-House Film Festival (BIAFF) 2014 Events - Master classes/Workshops/Exhibitions

 Andrew Vial  - “Practical Filmmaking Workshop”Workshop will focus on practical aspects of short film...

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Andrew Vial  - “Practical Filmmaking Workshop”

Workshop will focus on practical aspects of short film making by Mr. Andrew Vial (filmmaker/artist from Australia)

Date: 16 September, 12.00-14.00 PM
Location:
Batumi Arts State University (37  L.Asatiani Street) 

 

Irakli Kvirikadze –  “Workshop in Scriptwriting”

Workshop will provide insight in scriptwriting and practical advices from well-established screenwriter Irakli Kvirikadze

Date: 19, 20 September, 12.00-14.00
Location: Batumi Arts State University (37  L.Asatiani Street)


Seminar – “Cinema of PARAJANOV”

Seminar will be dedicated to Sergei Parajanov cinematography  - Georgian and foreign filmmakers, actors will talk about his art.

Date: 17 September, 12.00-15.00 PM

Location: DIVAN SUITES Hotel ( 5/13 Kostava/Z. Gamsakhurdia)

Opening of Exhibition – Photo collection of  about Sergei Parajanov  by Yuri Mechitov and collages from Parajanov Musuem at Yerevan -  at  “Contemporary Art Space Batumi” (Address – 1 Z. Gamsakhurdia street)

 

Seminar – “Cinema of Tengiz Abuladze”

Date: 18 September, 12.00-14.00

Location: DIVAN SUITES Hotel ( 5/13 Kostava/Z. Gamsakhurdia)

Opening of Photo-exhibition dedicated to Tengiz Abuladze  - at “Contemporary Art Space Batumi” (Address – 1 Z. Gamsakhurdia street)

 

Talk to Charles Tesson - Meeting with Artistic Director of La Semaine de la Critique (Film Critique’s Week’s) section of Cannes film festival who will talk about Discovering and promoting new talents.

Date: 19 September, 16.00-17.30

Location: DIVAN SUITES Hotel ( 5/13 Kostava/Z. Gamsakhurdia)

 

BIAFF INDUSTRY MEETINGS

Roundtable “Regional Film Fund – Perspectives of Ajara region” – roundtable will be attended by  Ministry of Culture of Ajara AR, Georgian National Film Center, local government bodies, film industry representatives (Georgian and international), regional film fund of Silesia region (Poland) 

Date: 19 September, 11.00-15.00

Location: DIVAN SUITES Hotel ( 5/13 Kostava/Z. Gamsakhurdia)

Note: By invitations only – for film industry representatives!

 

BIAFF INDUSTRY MEETINGS

Presenting BIAFF Industry Platform concept – EURO-ASIAN TRANSIT

Date: 20 September, 12.00-14.00
Location:
DIVAN SUITES Hotel ( 5/13 Kostava/Z. Gamsakhurdia)

Note: By invitations only – for film industry representatives!

      

Notice: The date and the time of Master classes may change due to some changes in travel plans of directors. Information about any changes will be published on festival’s website (www.biaff.org), official BIAFF facebook page (www.facebook.com/biaffbatumi) and also will be printed and spread in cinema “Apollo”             

 

 

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7.9.2014

BIAFF 2014 FILM SCHOOL Three stage training course - Script development, Short film directing and Producing

BIAFF 2014 FILM SCHOOL Three stage training course  - Script development, Short film directing and...

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BIAFF 2014 FILM SCHOOL 

Three stage training course  - Script development, Short film directing and Producing

Within framework of Batumi International Art House film festival (14-21 September, 2014) will be held “BIAFF 2014 Film school” training course.

The project “BIAFF Film School” started in 2011 with the support of "Open Society - Georgia". During the 4 years period within the Film Festival have been organized very interesting training courses about various topics by foreign cinematographs. In 2011 had been Conducted a one-week course in “Script Development “by American trainer Poll Cronin. During 2012 and 2013 in cooperation with the British POSTCODE FILMS,and support of “British Council” and Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Adjara had been implemented the project KINO FUTURES. The project combined in itself the 6 day practice and training course of Documentary Filmmaking for the young cinematographers. The training course also included filming short documentary films and some recommendations from the Trainers about the topics such as Editing, Pitching and Producing.

The following trainings are planned during  “BIAFF 2014 Film School”:

-       I Stage -  September, 2014. – during the period of Batumi Film Festival 6 day workshop in “Script development and adaptation” will be arranged.  The Trainer – a well-known director from Azerbaijan – Rustam Ibragimbekov.

-       II Stage - October, 2014. – 4(+3) days’ workshop in “Short film directing”. Trainer – The famous Georgian Directors – Sasha Rekhviashvili and Mikheil Kobakhidze. After 4 days workshop there is planned three days practical work - The participant groups will shoot one scene from there short film and will get the practical recommendations from Director or Trainer, who will be able to give some appropriate advices to the students and will make the analysis about already filmed materials with the other members of the group. He will give them some advises on order to future development. 

-       III Stage - November 2014 – 3-4 days workshop in “ Producing and film Project Preparation” provided by Georgian producers. At this time only the first stage participants will be able to take part in the Project. The project scripts which are already prepared will be improved and shaped as the final project.

BIAFF 2014 film schools major goal is -  to transfer the participants the necessary knowledge during the period of  training in the issues of -  Script development, directing and producing (project preparation / presentation), and after finishing the training course the participants will have already prepared Script, Directorial vision and producing part etc. So, the already finished film projects will be submitted for financing to  Georgian National Film center and film shooting Ministry of Culture of Ajara. Moreover, the management of BIAFF Film Festival will consult the participants about finding co-financing platforms in abroad.  

 

 

 

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6.9.2014

BIAFF 2014 – Batumi International Art-house Film Festival – List of Films

BIAFF 2014 – Batumi International Art-house Film Festival – List of Films OPENING FILM - ...

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BIAFF 2014 – Batumi International Art-house Film Festival – List of Films

 

OPENING FILM -  Legend of Surami Fortress, Sergei Farajanov, 1984 88 min.

CLOSING FILM -   Corn island, Giorgi Ovashvili, Georgia/France/Kazakhstan/Germany/Czech Repubclic, 2014; 101 min


 International Feature Films Competition

  1. Brides, Tinatin Kajrishvili, Georgia/France, 2014; 95 min.
  2. Come to My Voice, Husseyin Karabey, Turkey/France/ Germany, 2014; 105 min.
  3. Correction Class, Ivan I. Tverdovsky, Russia/Germany, 2014; 98 min.  
  4. Cure, by Andrea Staka, Switzerland /Croatia/Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2014; 83 min.
  5. Falling Star, Luis Minaro, Spain, 2014; 105 min.
  6. Field of Dogs, Lech Majewski, Poland/Italy/Sweden, 2014; 102 min.
  7. Frank, Lenny Abrahamson, UK/Ireland, 2014; 95 min.
  8. Free Fall, Giorgi Palfi, Hungary/south Korea/France, 2014; 80 min.
  9. Lunchbox, Ritesh Batra, India/France/Germany/USA, 2013; 104 min.
  10. Manuscripts Don’t Burn, Mohammed Rasoulof, Iran, 2013; 125 min.

 

International Doc Films Competition

1.    20,000 days on Earth, Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard, UK, 2014; 97 min.

2.    Everything is Possible, Lidia Duda, Poland, 2013; 54 min

3.    Flowers from the Mount of Olives, Heilika Pikkov, Estonia, 2013; 70 min.

4.    World Dance of Peace, Gia Diasamidze, Georgia, 2014; 80 min.

5.    I am Me, Peter Lom, Netherlands, 2013; 75 min.

6.    Istanbul United, Olli Waldhauer, Farid Eslam, Germany/ Czech Republic/Turkey/Switzerland, 2014, 90 min.

7.    Maidan, Sergei Loznitsa, Ukraine/Netherlands, 2014; 130 min.

8.    Waiting for August, Teodora Mihai, Belgium/Romania, 2014; 88 min.

 

International Short Films Competition

1.    Invisible Spaces, Dea Kulumbegashvili, Georgia/USA, 2014; 10 min.

2.    Niko, Giorgi Kavtaradze, Georgia, 2014; 15 min.

3.    Red Dress, Salome Sagaradze, Georgia, 2014; 9 min.

4.    Then They say he’s crazy, Amiran Dolidze, Georgia, 2014

5.    There was a Man, Giorgi Varsimashvili, Georgia, 2014

6.    Adrenaline, David Bagaric, croatia, 2014; 3 min.

7.    AISSIA, Clément Trehin-Lalanne, France, 2014; 8 min.

8.    Balance, Rui Falcao, Portugal,  2013,  10 min

9.    Butter Lamp, Hu Wei, France/China 2013, 15 min

10.  Dialogues, Diana kardumiyan, Armenia, 2013; 29 min.

11.  Discipline, Christophe Saber, Switzerland, 2014;11 min.

12.  Faces, Nikon Romanchenko, Ukraine, 2014; 25 min.

13.  Fallen Leaves, Maria Kondakova, Ukraine

14.  Indian Summer, Tatyana Dubickaya, Belorussia, 2014

15.  Iranian Ninja, Marjan Riahi, Iran, 2014; 24 min.

16.  Margie, Domenico Modafferi, Italy, 2014; 13 min.

17.  Mona, Alexis Barbosa, France, 2013; 13 min.

18.  Pulse, Ruth Paxton, UK, 2014; 14 min.

19.  Secret Life of Foley, UK, 2014, 13 min.

20.  Solitude, Saul Cantero, 2014, Mexico, 12 min.

21.  Swing, Nezan Kesal, Turkey, 2013

22.  The Last One, Sergey Pikalov, Azerbaijan, 2014

23.  The life of a hand, Istvan Borsodu, Hungary, 2014; 7 min.

24.  The man who rescued the princess, Marissa Viani Serrano, Mexico, 2014; 20 min.

25.  Thread A Needle, Selin Gungor, Turkey ,2014; 20 min. 

 

 

 

 

 

Georgian Panorama

  1. Blind Dates, Levan Koghuashvili, Georgia, 2013; 95 min.
  2. Ferris Wheel, Uta Beria, Georgia, 40 min.
  3. I am little Georgian, Levan Adamia, Georgia, 2013; 45 min.
  4. Lost in Karastan, Ben Hopkins,  UK/Georgia/Germany/Russia, 2014; 90 min.
  5. My Mermaid, My Lorelei, Nana Jorjadze, Ukraine/Russia, 2014; 80 min
  6. Other city, Zurab Inashvili, Georgia, 2014; 52 min.

 

MASTERS COLLECTION  

  1. Goodbye Language by Jean Luc Godard, France, 2014; 70 min.
  2. How Strange to be Named Federico, Ettore Scola, Italy,  2013; 92 min.
  3. Jimmy’s Hall, Ken Loach, Uk/Ireland/France, 2014; 109 min.
  4. Mr. Turner, Mike Leigh, UK, 2014; 150 min.
  5. Two Days, One Night , Jean Dardenne/ Luc Dardenne; Belgium/France/Italy, 2014; 95 min.
  6. Winter Sleep, Nuri Bigle Ceylan, Turkey, 2014; 196 min.

 

Retrospective

  1. Ashug Karibi, Sergei Farajanov, 1988; 73 min.
  2. Colors of Pomegranate, Sergei Farajanov, 1968; 79 min.
  3. Repentance, Tengiz Abuladze, Georgia, 1984; 153 min.
  4. Vedreba, Tengiz Abuladze, Georgia, 1967; 72 min.

 

Cannes Critique’s Week Films

  1. Maddened By His Absence by Sandrine Bonnaire, France/Luxemburg/Belgium, 2013; 98 min.
  2. Suzanne, Katell Quillévéré, France, 2013; 90 min.
  3. The Kindergarten Teacher, Nadav Lapid, Israel/France, 2014; 120 min.
  4. Wild Ones, Alejandro Fadel, Argentina, 2012; 120 min

 

 

"SHORT MATTERS!” EFA SHORT FILMS TOUR

 

1.    A Story For The Modlins, Sergio Oksman, Spain 2012, 26 min

2.    Butter Lamp, HU WEI,  France/China 2013, 15 min

3.    Cut by Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller, Germany 2013, 13 min

4.    Death of a Shadow, Tom Van Avermaet,  Belgium/France 2012, 20 min

5.    Houses With Small Windows, Bülent Öztürk, Belgium 2013, 15 min

6.    Jump, Petar Valchanov, Kristina Grozeva, Bulgaria, 2012, 30 min

7.    Morning, Cathy Brady Ireland/UK 2013, 20 min

8.    Mystery, Chema García Ibarra, Spain 2013, 12 min

9.    Nuclear Waste, Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy,  Ukraine 2012, 25 min

10.  Orbit Ever After, Jamie Stone, UK 2013, 20 min

11.  Sunday 3,  Jochen Kuhn, Germany 2012, 14 min

12.  The Waves, Miguel Fonseca Portugal, 2012, 22 min 

13.  Though I Know The River is Dry, Omar Robert Hamilton, Palestine/Egypt/UK/Qatar, 2013, 19min

14.  Zima, Cristina Picchi, Russia 2013, 13 min

 

 

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5.9.2014

BIAFF 2014 – Jury of International Competition Sections

 IX Batumi International Art-house Film Festival will be held in Batumi during September 14-21,...

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IX Batumi International Art-house Film Festival will be held in Batumi during September 14-21, 2014. Festival organizer – Batumi Art House "Argani", The official partner - Batumi City Hall.

 

BIAFF 2014 Jury – International Feature Films Competition Section

1.         Head of Jury  - Roman Balayan, Ukraine 

2.         Alissa Simon, USA

3.         Pavel Ivanov, Belorussia 

4.         Mikayel Stamboltsyan, Armenia

5.         Zaza Urushadze, Georgia

 

BIAFF 2014 Jury – International Doc Films Competition Section

1.         Head of Jury  - Audrius Stonys, Lithuania

2.         Ulvi Mehti, Azerbaijan

3.         Miroljub Vučković, Serbia

4.         Pawel Lozinski, Poland 

5.         Ana Dziapshipa, Georgia

 

BIAFF 2014 Jury – International Short Films Competition Section

1.         Head of Jury - Mikheil Kobakhidze, Georgia

2.         Mira Staleva, Sofia IFF

3.         Ekaterina Cherkes-Zade, Russia

4.         Andrew Vial, Australia

5.         Latavra Dularidze, Georgia

 

Festival Sponsors – Batumi International Container Terminal, Georgian National Film Center, Ministry of Culture and Monuments of Georgia, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Ajara AR, Hotel DIVAN SUITES

Festival Supporters – Cinema APOLLO, Hotel “Vanilla”, hotel “Admiral”, Hotel chain “Rcheuli”, Hotel Batumi Plaza, British Council, Polish Audio-Visual Fund, Embassy of Italy, Embassy of Switzerland, French Institute, HQ propaganda,  English teaching Center – ETI 2000 (Batumi), Tour Company “Wonderland”, Internet shop www.be.ge

Festival General Media Partner – Georgian Public Broadcaster / TV Channel 1

Festival Media Partners – Radio Fortuna/Fortuna+, Adjara TV, Newspaper “Georgia Today”, FILMPRINT, Publicity Group (www.publicity.ge), www.newswire.ge, Film New Europe (www.filmneweurope.com)

 

Contact information:  Tel: 599-482181, marketing@biaff.org

Festival information is available on our website - mail and social. Media from around the web -http://www.biaff.org; www.facebook.com/biaffbatumi

 

 

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5.9.2014

“Cannes Critics’ Week” Film Collection at BIAFF 2014

 During  17-21 September in the framework of Batumi International Art-house Film Festival  will be...

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During  17-21 September in the framework of Batumi International Art-house Film Festival  will be screened collection of films from “Cannes  of Cannes Critic’s Week” screenings, which is organized by the company  “Ablabuda Films” and supported by Georgina National  Film Center.

The main goal of the screening is to familiarize the world’s contemporary films and talents to the Georgian film lovers. Furthermore, to popularize the culture of Alternative film and to increase the interest in the society.

During the four days the festival guests will have opportunity    to watch contemporary films. The authors of the films have been recognized as the new talents of Cannes. During Batumi film festival will be introduced five best films which have been nominated during 2013-14 years.

The program, will be attended by Charles Tenson, the art director of the Cannes critic’s week, Fanny Aubert  - Attaché  of French Audiovisual Fund and some film directors.

Cannes Critic’s week was held 54th times in this year, and its major goal is to seek for new talents and afterwards to support their successful development.    This section had been added to the Cannes festival in 1961, according to the initiative of French film critics. With help of the critics’ week sessions had been discovered many modern  well-known  directors:  For Example: Bernardo Bertolucci, Ken Louchi, Otar Ioseliani, Temur babluani, Fransua Ozon, Julie bertucheli and others.

Annually, a lot of countries are eager to arrange Screening of collection of Cannes Critics’ Week films. Now Georgia is hosting the Critics' Week for the second time. The first one was held in Tbilisi, with the support of the National Film Center, in the fall of 2012. This is first year of cooperation with BIAFF film festival and BIAFF managements hopes to continue this cooperation in future too.    

All presented films have successful festival life which was started with premiere at Cannes Critic’s week.

 

Program:

Suzanne (2013)

http://www.semainedelacritique.com/EN/films/2013/2013_spe_Suzanne.php

 

Lunchbox (2013)

http://www.semainedelacritique.com/EN/films/2013/2013_comp_The_Lunchbox.php

 

The Kindergarten Teacher (2014)

http://www.semainedelacritique.com/EN/films/2014/2014_spe_institutrice.php

 

The Wild Ones (2012)

http://www.semainedelacritique.com/EN/films/2012/2012_comp_los-salvajes.php

 

Maddened By His Absence(2012)

http://www.semainedelacritique.com/EN/films/2012/2012_spe_jenrage.php    

 

Festival Sponsors – Batumi International Container Terminal, Georgian National Film Center, Ministry of Culture and Monuments of Georgia, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Ajara AR, Hotel DIVAN SUITES

Festival Supporters – Cinema APOLLO, Hotel “Vanilla”, hotel “Admiral”, Hotel chain “Rcheuli”, Hotel Batumi Plaza, British Council, Polish Audio-Visual Fund, Embassy of Italy, Embassy of Switzerland, French Institute, HQ propaganda,  English teaching Center – ETI 2000 (Batumi), Tour Company “Wonderland”, Internet shop www.be.ge

Festival General Media Partner – Georgian Public Broadcaster / TV Channel 1

Festival Media Partners – Radio Fortuna/Fortuna+, Adjara TV, Newspaper “Georgia Today”, FILMPRINT, Publicity Group (www.publicity.ge), www.newswire.ge, Film New Europe (www.filmneweurope.com)

 

Contact information:  Tel: 599-482181, marketing@biaff.org

Festival information is available on our website - mail and social. Media from around the web -http://www.biaff.org; www.facebook.com/biaffbatumi

 

 

 

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4.9.2014

BIAFF 2014 – Films of International Competition Section - Short Films

IX Batumi International Art-house Film Festival will be held in Batumi during September 14-21,...

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IX Batumi International Art-house Film Festival will be held in Batumi during September 14-21, 2014. Festival organizer – Batumi Art House "Argani", The official partner - Batumi City Hall.

 

At BIAFF 2014 will be presented 40 full-length and 40 short films from around 25 countries. BIAFF festival management used following channels / platforms for selection process:

 

-        FilmFestival Life - http://www.filmfestivallife.com

-        Festhome – www.festhome.com

-        BIAFF  web-site -  online application form

-        Films from various film festivals – BIAFF management during year attended several international film festivals (Karlovy Vary, Istanbul, Odessa, Yerevan etc. )

 

BIAFF film festival selected  25 films  from around 1555 films submissions for international short films competition section.  Here is list of films of this section:

 

1.         Invisible Spaces, Dea Kulumbegashvili, Georgia/USA, 2014; 10 min.

2.         Niko, Giorgi Kavtaradze, Georgia, 2014

3.         Red Dress, Salome Sagaradze, Georgia, 2014; 9 min.

4.         Then They say he’s crazy, Amiran Dolidze, Georgia, 2014

5.         There was a Man, Giorgi Varsimashvili, Georgia, 2014

6.         Adrenaline, David Bagaric, croatia, 2014; 3 min.

7.         AISSIA, Clément Trehin-Lalanne, France, 2014; 8 min.

8.         Balance, Rui Falcao, Portugal,  2013,  10 min

9.         Butter Lamp, Hu Wei, France/China 2013, 15 min

10.       Dialogues, Diana kardumiyan, Armenia, 2013; 29 min.

11.       Discipline, Christophe Saber, Switzerland, 2014;11 min.

12.       Faces, Nikon Romanchenko, Ukraine, 2014; 25 min.

13.       Fallen Leaves, Maria Kondakova, Ukraine

14.       Indian Summer, Tatyana Dubickaya, Belorussia, 2014

15.       Iranian Ninja, Marjan Riahi, Iran, 2014; 24 min.

16.       Margie, Domenico Modafferi, Italy, 2014; 13 min.

17.       Mona, Alexis Barbosa, France, 2013; 13 min.

18.       Pulse, Ruth Paxton, UK, 2014; 14 min.

19.       Secret Life of Foley, UK, 2014, 13 min.

20.       Solitude, Nihan Yildiz, 2013, Spain, 24 min.

21.       Swing, Nezan Kesal, Turkey, 2013

22.       The Last One, Sergey Pikalov, Azerbaijan, 2014; 19 min.

23.       The life of a hand, Istvan Borsodu, Hungary, 2014; 7 min.

24.       The man who rescued the princess, Marissa Viani Serrano, Mexico, 2014; 20 min.

25.       Thread A Needle, Selim Gungor, Turkey ,2014; 20 min. 

 

Festival Sponsors – Batumi International Container Terminal, Georgian National Film Center, Ministry of Culture and Monuments of Georgia, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Ajara AR, Hotel DIVAN SUITES

Festival Supporters – Cinema APOLLO, Hotel “Vanilla”, hotel “Admiral”, Hotel chain “Rcheuli”, Hotel Batumi Plaza, British Council, Polish Audio-Visual Fund, Embassy of Italy, Embassy of Switzerland, French Institute, HQ propaganda,  English teaching Center – ETI 2000 (Batumi), Tour Company “Wonderland”, Internet shop www.be.ge

Festival General Media Partner – Georgian Public Broadcaster / TV Channel 1

Festival Media Partners – Radio Fortuna/Fortuna+, Adjara TV, Newspaper “Georgia Today”, FILMPRINT, Publicity Group (www.publicity.ge), www.newswire.ge, Film New Europe (www.filmneweurope.com)

 

Contact information:  Tel: 599-482181, marketing@biaff.org

 

Festival information is available on our website - mail and social. Media from around the web -http://www.biaff.org; www.facebook.com/biaffbatumi

 

 

 

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2.9.2014

BIAFF 2014 – Films of “Master Collection” Section

IX Batumi International Art-house Film Festival will be held in Batumi during September 14-21,...

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IX Batumi International Art-house Film Festival will be held in Batumi during September 14-21, 2014. Festival organizer – Batumi Art House "Argani", The official partner - Batumi City Hall.

At BIAFF 2014 in non-competition section will be presented 6 new films as part of “Master collection”

  1. Goodbye Language by Jean Luc Godard, France, 2014; 70 min.
  2. How Strange to be Named Federico, Ettore Scola, Italy,  2013; 92 min.
  3. Jimmy’s Hall, Ken Loach, Uk/Ireland/France, 2014; 109 min.
  4. Mr. Turner, Mike Leigh, UK, 2014; 150 min.
  5. Two Days, One Night , Jean Dardenne/ Luc Dardenne; Belgium/France/Italy, 2014; 95 min.
  6. Winter Sleep, Nuri Bigle Ceylan, Turkey, 2014; 180 min.

Festival Sponsors – Batumi International Container Terminal, Georgian National Film Center, Ministry of Culture and Monuments of Georgia, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Ajara AR, Hotel DIVAN SUITES

Festival Supporters – Cinema APOLLO, Hotel “Vanilla”, hotel “Admiral”, Hotel chain “Rcheuli”, Hotel Batumi Plaza, British Council, Polish Audio-Visual Fund, Embassy of Italy, Embassy of Switzerland, French Institute, HQ propaganda,  English teaching Center – ETI 2000 (Batumi), Tour Company “Wonderland”, Internet shop www.be.ge

Festival General Media Partner – Georgian Public Broadcaster / TV Channel 1

Festival Media Partners – Radio Fortuna/Fortuna+, Adjara TV, Newspaper “Georgia Today”, FILMPRINT, Publicity Group (www.publicity.ge), www.newswire.ge, Film New Europe (www.filmneweurope.com)

 

Contact information:  Tel: 599-482181, marketing@biaff.org

Festival information is available on our website - mail and social. Media from around the web -http://www.biaff.org; www.facebook.com/biaffbatumi

 

 

 

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1.9.2014

BIAFF 2014 – Films of “Georgian Panorama” Non-competitoin Section

IX Batumi International Art-house Film Festival will be held in Batumi during September 14-21,...

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IX Batumi International Art-house Film Festival will be held in Batumi during September 14-21, 2014. Festival organizer – Batumi Art House "Argani", The official partner - Batumi City Hall.

At BIAFF 2014 in non-competition section will be presented will be presented 6 new Georgian films as part of “Georgian Panorama”

1.     Blind Dates, Levan Koghuashvili, Georgia, 2013; 95 min.

2.     Ferris Wheel, Uta Beraia, Georgia, 40 min.

3.     Iam little Georgian, Levan Adamia, Georgia, 2013; 45 min.

4.     Lost in Karastan, Ben Hopkins, UK/Georgia/Germany/Russia, 2014; 90 min.

5.     My Mermaid, My Lorelei, Nana Jorjadze, Ukraine/Russia, 2014; 80 min

6.     Othercity, Zurab Inashvili, Georgia, 2014; 52 min.

 

In competition film following Georgian films are programmed/:

 

-   International Feature films Competition  - Brides, Tinatin Kajrishvili,Georgia/France, 2014; 95 min.

-   International Docs films Competition  - Gandagana,Gia Diasamidze, Georgia, 2014; 75 min.

-   International Short films Competition  :

1.  Invisible Spaces, Dea Kulumbegashvili, Georgia/USA, 2014

2.  There was a Man, Giorgi Varsimashvili, Georgia, 2014

3.  Red Dress, Salome Sagaradze, Georgia, 2014

4.  Then They say he’s crazy, Amiran Dolidze, Georgia, 2014

5.  Niko, Giorgi Kavtaradze, Georgia, 2014

 

Festival Sponsors – Batumi International Container Terminal, Georgian National Film Center, Ministry of Culture and Monuments of Georgia, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Ajara AR, Hotel DIVAN SUITES

Festival Supporters – Cinema APOLLO, Hotel “Vanilla”, hotel “Admiral”, Hotel chain “Rcheuli”, Hotel Batumi Plaza, British Council, Polish Audio-Visual Fund, Embassy of Italy, Embassy of Switzerland, French Institute, HQ propaganda,  English teaching Center – ETI 2000 (Batumi), Tour Company “Wonderland”, Internet shop www.be.ge

Festival General Media Partner – Georgian Public Broadcaster / TV Channel 1

Festival Media Partners – Radio Fortuna/Fortuna+, Adjara TV, Newspaper “Georgia Today”, FILMPRINT, Publicity Group (www.publicity.ge), www.newswire.ge, Film New Europe (www.filmneweurope.com)

 

Contact information:  Tel: 599-482181, marketing@biaff.org

Festival information is available on our website - mail and social. Media from around the web -http://www.biaff.org; www.facebook.com/biaffbatumi

 

 

 

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30.8.2014

BIAFF 2014 – Films of International Competition Section

IX Batumi International Art-house Film Festival will be held in Batumi during September 14-21,...

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IX Batumi International Art-house Film Festival will be held in Batumi during September 14-21, 2014. Festival organizer – Batumi Art House "Argani", The official partner - Batumi City Hall.

 

At BIAFF 2014 will be presented 40 full-length and 40 short films from around 25 countries. BIAFF festival management used following channels / platforms for selection process:

 

-        FilmFestival Life - http://www.filmfestivallife.com

-        Festhome – www.festhome.com

-        BIAFF  web-site -  online application form

-        Films from various film festivals – BIAFF management during year attended several international film festivals (Karlovy Vary, Istanbul, Odessa, Yerevan etc. )

 

BIAFF film festival selected following films for competition section:

-       International Competition Section – Feature Films – 10 films selected from 140 films

-       International Competition Section – Doc Films – 9 films selected from 165 films

-       International Competition Section – Short Films – 25 films selected from around 1555 films

 

Films of International Competition Section – Feature Films:

 

  1. Brides, Tinatin Kajrishvili, Georgia/France, 2014; 95 min.
  2. Come to My Voice, Husseyin Karabey, Turkey/France/ Germany, 2014; 105 min.
  3. Correction Class, Ivan I. Tverdovsky, Russia/Germany, 2014; 98 min.  
  4. Cure, by Andrea Staka, Switzerland /Croatia/Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2014; 83 min.
  5. Falling Star, Luis Minaro, Spain, 2014; 105 min.
  6. Field of Dogs, Lech Majewski, Poland/Italy/Sweden, 2014; 102 min.
  7. Frank, Lenny Abrahamson, UK/Ireland, 2014; 95 min.
  8. Free Fall, Giorgi Palfi, Hungary/south Korea/France, 2014; 80 min.
  9. Lunchbox, Ritesh Batra, India/France/Germany/USA, 2013; 104 min.

10.  Manuscripts Don’t Burn, Mohammed Rasoulof, Iran, 2013; 125 min.

 

დოკუმენტური კინო საერთაშორისო კონკურსში BIAFF 2014 კინოფესტივალზე წარმოდგენილი იქნება შემდეგი ფილმები  

 

1.    20,000 days on Earth, Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard, UK, 2014; 97 min.

2.    Everything is Possible, Lidia Duda, Poland, 2013; 54 min

3.    Flowers from the Mount of Olives, Heilika Pikkov, Estonia, 2013; 70 min.

4.    Gandagana, Gia Diasamidze, Georgia, 2014; 75 min.

5.    I am Me, Peter Lom, Netherlands, 2013; 75 min.

6.    Istanbul United, Olli Waldhauer, Farid Eslam, Germany/ Czech Republic/Turkey/Switzerland, 2014, 90 min.

7.    Maidan, Sergei Loznitsa, Ukraine/Netherlands, 2014; 130 min.

8.    Waiting for August, Teodora Mihai, Belgium/Romania, 2014; 88 min.

 

Festival Sponsors – Batumi International Container Terminal, Georgian National Film Center, Ministry of Culture and Monuments of Georgia, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Ajara AR, Hotel DIVAN SUITES

Festival Supporters – Cinema APOLLO, Hotel “Vanilla”, hotel “Admiral”, Hotel chain “Rcheuli”, Hotel Batumi Plaza, British Council, Polish Audio-Visual Fund, Embassy of Italy, Embassy of Switzerland, French Institute, HQ propaganda,  English teaching Center – ETI 2000 (Batumi), Tour Company “Wonderland”, Internet shop www.be.ge

Festival General Media Partner – Georgian Public Broadcaster / TV Channel 1

Festival Media Partners – Radio Fortuna/Fortuna+, Adjara TV, Newspaper “Georgia Today”, FILMPRINT, Publicity Group (www.publicity.ge), www.newswire.ge, Film New Europe (www.filmneweurope.com)

 

Contact information:  Tel: 599-482181, marketing@biaff.org

 

Festival information is available on our website - mail and social. Media from around the web -http://www.biaff.org; www.facebook.com/biaffbatumi

 

 

 

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3.8.2014

BIAFF film festival closed submission of films for 2014 program

  IX Batumi International Art-house Film Festival which will be held in Batumi during September...

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IX Batumi International Art-house Film Festival which will be held in Batumi during September 14-21, 2014 in Batumi closed film submission on 1 August. 

 

BIAFF festival for selection process was using the following platforms:

-       FilmFestival Life - http://www.filmfestivallife.com

-       Festhome – www.festhome.com

-       BIAFF web-site – online film submission form

-       Selection of films which was watched by BIAFF management during visiting of other film festivals – Karlovy Vary, Istanbul, Odessa, Yerevan etc.

 

Up to now festival received the following applications from around 50 countries:

 

-          International Competition – Feature films - 140 films, from which will be selected 10 films

-          International Competition – Doc films – 165 films, from which will be selected 9 films

-          International Competition - Short films – 1555 films, from which will be selected 25 films

 

BIAFF 2014 festival program will be finalized and announced in middle August, 2014.

 

 

Festival Sponsors – Batumi International Container Terminal, Hotel Radisson Blue Batumi, Georgian National Film Center, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Ajara AR

Festival Supporters – British Council, Polish Audio-Visual Fund, French Institute, Cinema APOLLO, Hotel “Vanilla”, Hotel Rcheuli, HQ propaganda, Tour Company “Wonderland”, ”Caucasus University,”

Festival General Media Partner – Georgian Public Broadcaster

Festival Media Partners – Radio Fortuna/Fortuna+, Palitra Media, Adjara TV, Newspaper “Georgia Today”, FILMPRINT, Publicity Group (www.publicity.ge), www.newswire.ge, Film New Europe (www.filmneweurope.com)

 

Contact information:  Tel: 599-482181, marketing@biaff.org 

www.biaff.org

www.facebook.com/biaffbatumi

www.biaffbatumi.wordpress.com

 

 

 

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30.5.2014

BIAFF 2014 – Presentation of festival program, planned projects, workshops

 On June 4, 12.00 pm at Georgian National Film Center (address: Z Gamsakhurdia embankment...

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On June 4, 12.00 pm at Georgian National Film Center (address: Z Gamsakhurdia embankment #4, 4th floor, Tbilisi) for film industry and media representatives will be held presentation of BIAFF 2014 film festival.

 

Batumi International Art-house Film Festival will be held during 14-21 September, 2014. BIAFF festival was established in 2006. Festival founder and organizer  - Batumi art-house ARGANI, Festival partner – Batumi city hall.

 

During presentation following information will be presented:

-          Program outline, master classes, guests, screening locations etc.

-          BIAFF film school – during festival it is planned to have one week trainings for film school students

-          BIAFF 2014 industry meetings

-          Bloggers competition during BIAFF festival

 

 

Festival Sponsors – Georgian National Film Center, Batumi International Container Terminal, Hotel Radisson Blue Batumi, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Ajara AR

Festival Supporters – British Council, Polish Audio-Visual Fund, Cinema APOLLO, French Institute, HQ propaganda,

Festival General Media Partner – Georgian Public Broadcaster

Festival Media Partners – Radio Fortuna/Fortuna+, Adjara TV, Newspaper “Georgia Today”, FILMPRINT, “Interpressnews” (www.ipn.ge), Publicity Group (www.publicity.ge), www.newswire.ge, Film New Europe (www.filmneweurope.com)

 

Please RSVP  - Tel: 599-482181, marketing@biaff.org

 

Festival information is available on our website - mail and social. Media from around the web -http://www.biaff.org; www.facebook.com/biaffbatumi

 

 

 

 

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30.5.2014

BIAFF festival accepts films for submission for BIAFF 2014 festival program

BIAFF film festival which will be held during 14-21 September, in Batumi opens film...

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BIAFF film festival which will be held during 14-21 September, in Batumi opens film submission for 2014 program. Films can be submitted for following competition sections:

 

-          International Competition – Feature films

-          International Competition – Doc films

-          International Competition  - Short films

 

Submission deadline – 1 August, 2014. Selected films will be announced by end of August.

 

Requirements for competition films:

 a)     Feature and Doc films

-          Film should be full length

-          Shooting period – 2014 or 2013

-          Film should be premiered in Georgia

 

 b)    Short films

-          Age -  up to 35

-          Genre – Short Fiction, Documentary (creative doc) and Animation/Experimental Films.

-          Duration of the film: max 35 min. 

-          Shooting period - 2013 or 2014 years

 

The films, which didn’t have public screening in Georgia, may participate in the Festival Program (some exceptions can be made for retrospective screening and Georgian Films Program).

Films can be screened only in digital format – DCP, Blu-ray, DVD (in case of short films) with ENGLISH subtitles.

 

Film submission process:

 -          Entry form - To submit your film to BIAFF 2013, please fill the online entry form – it can be found here -http://biaff.org/submission

-          Film copy - Film for preview can be provided via online (download link if you have film uploaded online) or DVD screener should be sent to:

 

Batumi International Art-House Film Festival

3 Chavchavadze Street,  Batumi 6000, Georgia

Tel: +995 574 482181, +995 579 190375

 

 

 

Our contact info:

E-mail: submission@biaff.rg,  Tel: +995 599 482181

 

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15.5.2014

SHORT MATTERS! - Short films of European Film Academy (EFA) at BIAFF 2014

BIAFF festival continues ccooperation with European Film Academy (EFA) which was started in 2011...

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BIAFF festival continues ccooperation with European Film Academy (EFA) which was started in 2011 and during BIAFF festival in September 2014 will be presented EFA’s short films program - SHORT MATTERS!

 

SHORT MATTERS!  is the European Film Academy’s short film tour which brings the short films nominated for the European Film Awards to a series of film festivals across Europe and beyond to give as many audiences as possible the opportunity to watch this panorama of young contemporary European filmmaking.

The screenings  of best European short film from 2013  can now be seen in Batumi (Georgia)   at Batumi International Art-House film Festival (BIAFF)  which will be held during 14-21 September, 2014

 

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31.1.2014

BIAFF film festival dares - 14-21 September, 2014

By decision of BIAFF festival management,  BIAFF 2014  will take place during 14-21 September,...

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By decision of BIAFF festival management,  BIAFF 2014  will take place during 14-21 September, 2014. 

Festival venues will be - Cinema APOLLO,  Hotel Radisson's BALLROOM and open-air screenings on ERA Square

BIAFF 2014 will have both competition and non-competition sections. 

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23.9.2013

BIAFF 2013 Prizes anouced on BIAFF festival closing ceremony

  BIAFF 2013  Prizes  anouced  on BIAFF festival closing ceremonyOn 22 September at closing...

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BIAFF 2013  Prizes  anouced  on BIAFF festival closing ceremony

On 22 September at closing ceremony of  BIAFF 2013, international jury announced the Prizes of international competition sections, which are listed bellow

 

International ComPetition – Feature Films

Grand Prix -  Before Snowfall, Hisham Zaman, Norway/Germany/Iraq 2013,

Best Film Director  - Peter Brosens & Jessica Woodworth  for film -  Fifth Season, Belgium/France/Netherlands 2012

Best Actress  - Mahtab Keramati in film “The Fourth Child” by Vahid Mousaian, Iran 2013

Best Actor – Serge Avedikian in film - -  Fifth Season, Paradjanov, by Serge Avedikian & Olena Fetisova, Ukraine/France/Georgia/Armenia, 2013

Jury Special Prize   - Fill the Void, Rama Burshtein, Israel 2012

 

International Competition – Doc Films

GRAND PRIX  - Act of Killing, Joshua Oppenheimer, Denmark/Norway/UK 2012

Jury Special Prize - Five Broken Cameras, Emad Burnat & Guy Davidi,  Palestina/Israel/France/Netherlands

 

  

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION – SHORTS FILMS

  

GRAND PRIX  - Miruna, Piotr Sułkowski, Poland 2013

Jury Special Prize - Tumult, Johnny Barrington, UK 2013, 13 min. 

  

BIAFF 2013  Internatoinal Jury consisted of following memebrs:

 

BIAFF 2013 Jury    International Feature Films Competition Section

  1. Head -  Marlen Khutsiev, Russia
  2. Yesim Ustaoglu, Turkey 
  3. Jim Stark, USA
  4. Wieslaw Sawienski, Poland
  5. Lela Ochiauri, Georgia

BIAFF 2013 Jury -  International Doc Films Competition Section

1. Head  - Andrzej Fydik, Poland

2. Ruben Gevorkiants, Armenia

3. Emel Çelebi, Turkey

4.  Anton Mazurov, Russia

5.  Tinatin Gurchiani, Georgia

  

BIAFF 2013 Jury -  International Short Films Competition Section

1. Head   -  Alexander Rekhviashvili, Geogria

2. Mehmet Ali Arslan, Turkey

3. Raffi Movsesian, Armenia

4. Margarita kasimova, Belorus

5. Baadur Tsuladze, Georgia

 

 

The 8th Batumi International Art-house Film Festival was held in Batumi during September 15-22, 2013. Festival organizer - The Art House "Argani", The official partner - Batumi City Hall

Festival Sponsors – Batumi International Container Terminal, Hotel Radisson Blue Batumi, Georgian National Film Center, Ministry of Culture and Monuments of Georgia, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Ajara AR

Festival Supporters – British Council, Polish Audio-Visual Fund, Cinema APOLLO, Piazza INN hotel, Hotel “Vanilla”, Hotel Rcheuli,  Embassy of Italy, Embassy of Israel, French Institute, HQ propaganda, Singular Group, Tour Company “Wonderland”, Restaurant “Munich”Caucasus University, “OUTDOOR.ge“, „Books in Batumi”

Festival General Media Partner – Georgian Public Broadcaster

Festival Media Partners – Radio Fortuna/Fortuna+, Palitra Media, Adjara TV, “Tbilisi OUT”, Newspaper “Georgia Today”, “Interpressnews” (www.ipn.ge), Publicity Group (www.publicity.ge), www.newswire.ge, Film New Europe (www.filmneweurope.com), www.wis.ge

Contact information:  Tel: 599-482181, marketing@biaff.org

Festival information is available on our website - mail and social. Media from around the web -http://www.biaff.org; www.facebook.com/biaffbatumi

 

 

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17.9.2013

Changes in BIAFF's programm

Because of transportation problems film from documentary films section - "Pussy Riot: A...

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Because of transportation problems film from documentary films section - "Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer" by Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovnik will be screened on 21 september, 11:00 in Cinema "Apollo". Tomorrow, on 18 September, 12:00 will be screened also film from documentary films section - "Man who Made Angels Fly" by Victoria Szymanska. 

 

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11.9.2013

BIAFF 2013 – Film List

 BIAFF 2013 – Film List  OPENING FILM – KU! Kin-Dza-Dza, Giorgi Danelia, Russia 2013,...

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BIAFF 2013 – Film List

 

OPENING FILM – KU! Kin-Dza-Dza, Giorgi Danelia, Russia 2013, 100 min. 

CLOSING FILM – Best Offer, Giuseppe Tornatore, Italy 2013, 124 min.

 

International ComPetition – Feature Films

  1. A Field in England, Ben Wheatly, UK 2013, 90 min.
  2. A Fold in my blanket, Zaza Rusadze, Georgia 2013, 75 min.
  3. Before Snowfall, Hisham Zaman, Norway/Germany/Iraq 2013, 101 min. 
  4. Fat Shaker, Mohammad Shirvani, Iran 2013, 85 min.
  5. Fifth Season, Peter Brosens & Jessica Woodworth, Belgium/France/Netherlands 2012, 93 min.
  6. Fill the Void, Rama Burshtein, Israel 2012, 90 min.
  7. Geographer Drank His Globe Away, Alexander Veledinsky, Russia 2013, 100 min.
  8. Lifelong, Asli Özge, Turkey/Germany/Netherlands 2013, 102 min.
  9. Paradjanov, by Serge Avedikian & Olena Fetisova, Ukraine/France/Georgia/Armenia/ 2013, 95 min
  10. The Fourth Child, Vahid Mousaian, Iran 2013, 93 min.

 

International Competition – Doc Films

1.   Act of Killing, Joshua Oppenheimer, Denmark/Norway, UK 2012, 159 min. 

2.   Bad Boy - High Security Cell, Janusz Mrozowski, France/Poland 2012, 78 min.

3.   Balkan Spirit, Hermann Vaske, Germany 2012, 80 min.

4.   Blood Brother, Steve Hoover, USA 2013, 92 min.

5.   English Teacher, Nino Orjonikidze & Vano Arsenishvili, Georgia 2012, 56 min

6. Five Broken Cameras, Emad Burnat & Guy Davidi, Palestina/Israel/France/Netherlands

      2012, 94 min.

7.   Man Who Made Angels Fly, Wiktoria Szymańska, Poland/France/UK 2013, 64 min.

8.   Pipeline, Vitaly Manski, Russia/Germany/Czech Republic 2013, 116 min.

9.   Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, Russia/United Kingdom 2013, 86 min.

 

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION – SHORTS FILMS

  1. Doctor, Giorgi Todria, Georgia 2013, 25 min.
  2. Outsider, Giorgi Kavtaradze, Georgia 2013, 30 min
  3. Parcel from Athens, Keti Gigalashvili, Georgia 2012, 12 min.
  4. Antoin Firkliko, Mathias Staub, Switzerland 2013, 29 min.
  5. Dream Girl, Oliver Schwarz, Switzerland 2012, 20 min
  6. F5, Timofei Shalnin, Russia 2013, 33 min.
  7. Farther, Ainur Ismailova, Kazakhstan 2013, 20 min.
  8. Good Night, Muriel d'Ansembourg, UK 2013, 24 min.
  9. Hollywood Movie, Volker Schreiner, Germany 2012, 7 min.
  10. Koan, Omar Rabuñal, Spain 2013, 15 min.
  11. Melting Island, Fariz Akhmedov, Azerbaijan 2013, 26 min.
  12. Miruna, Piotr Sułkowski, Poland 2013, 20 min.
  13. More Than Two Hours, Ali Asgari, Iran 2013, 15 min.
  14. Mother, Łukasz Ostalski, Poland 2013, 30 min.
  15. No Hair, No Paranoia, Curro Rodríguez Villalba, Spain/USA 2013, 17 min.
  16. No Less Than 50 kg, Maryna Artemenko, Ukraine 2013, 12 min.
  17. Now And Forever, Tal Haring, Israel 2012, 18 min.
  18. Once Upon a Time in Kälviä, Eero Lehtinen, Finland 2013, 16 min.
  19. Salvation, Nikon Romanchenko, Ukraine 2013, 16 min.
  20. Solitude, Dimitryi Dedok, Belarus 2013, 22 min.
  21. Studio Beirut, Mokthar Beyrouth, Lebanon 2013, 15 min.
  22. Take a Deep Breath, Basak Buyukcelen, Turkey 2013, 8 min.
  23. Search For Inspiration Gone, Ashley Michael Briggs, UK 2013, 9 min.
  24. Tumult, Johnny Barrington, UK 2013, 13 min. 

 

MEET THE JURY 

  1. ARAF - Somewhere in Between, Yeşim Ustaoğlu, Turkey 2012, 124 min.
  2. The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear, Tinatin Gurchiani, Georgia 2013, 97 min.
  3. Winner, Wiesław Saniewski, Poland/USA 2011, 111 min.

 

GEORGIAN PANORAMA

  1. Ara Megobaro, Gio Mgeladze, Georgia 1993, 25 min.
  2. Imago Mundi, Gio Mgeladze, Georgia 2013, 10 min.
  3. Laguna Vere, Dato Ujmajuridze, Georgia 2013, 25 min.
  4. Wine Cradle, Merab Kokochvili, Georgia 2013, 60 min.

 

MASTERS COLLECTION  

  1. Best Offer, Giuseppe Tornatore, Italy 2013, 124 min.
  2. Eternal Homecoming, Kira Muratova, Ukraine 2012, 114 min.
  3. Girl and the Death, Jos Stelling, Germany/Netherlands/Russia 2012, 127 min
  4. Grandmaster, Wong Kar-wai, China/Hong Kong 2013, 130 min.
  5. Great Beauty, Paolo Sorrentino, Italy 2013, 140 min.
  6. Pieta, Kim Ki-duk, Korea 2012, 104 min.
  7. Wałęsa. Man of Hope, Andrzej Wajda, Poland 2013, 128 min.
  8. Young & Beautiful, François Ozon, France 2013, 95 min

 

FOCUS ON UK

  1. British Guide of Showing off, Jes Benstock, UK 2012, 98 min.
  2. Borrowed Time, Jules Bishop, UK 2012, 86 min.
  3. Look of Love, Michael Winterbottom, UK 2013, 101 min.

 

MUSIC WORLD

  1. Jimi Hendrix, Joe Boyd, USA 1973, 98 min.
  2. Tonight All Let’s Make Love in London, Peter Whitehead, UK 1973, 70 min.
  3. Dreams of Music Teacher, by Evgeny Gorin, Russia 2013, 75 min.

 

SHORT MATTERS! EFA Short films Tour

 

  1. Back of Beyond, Michael Lennox, UK 2012, 25 min.
  2. Beast, Attila Till, Hungary 2012, 20 min.
  3. How to Pick Berries, Elina Talvensaari, Finland 2012, 19 min.
  4. Morning of Saint Anthony’s Day, João Pedro Rodrigues, Portugal 2012, 25 min.
  5. Objection VI, Rolando Colla, Switzerland 2012, 17 min.
  6. Out of Frame, Yorgos Zois, Greece 2012, 10 min.
  7. Silent, L. Rezan Yeşilbaş, Turkey, 2012, 14 min
  8. Superman, Spiderman or Batman, Tudor Giurgiu, Romania 2012, 11 min.
  9. Tomorrow Will Be Good, Pauline Gay, France 2012, 16 min.
  10. Two Hearts, Darren Thornton, Ireland 2012, 17 min.
  11. Two Ships, Justine Triet, France 2012, 30 min.
  12. Villa Antropoff, Kaspar Jancis & Vladimir Leschiov, Latvia/Estonia 2012, 13 min.

 

 

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7.9.2013

Greeting of Andrzej Wajda to BIAFF 2013 - for premiere of "Walesa - Man of Hope"

ANDRZEJ WAJDA Gamardżoba Sakartvelo! Gamardżoba Batumi! Greetings for Georgia! Hello Batumi! Georgia and Poland have a lot...

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ANDRZEJ WAJDA

 

Gamardżoba Sakartvelo! Gamardżoba Batumi! 

Greetings for Georgia! Hello Batumi!

 

Georgia and Poland have a lot in common. Both nations fought heroically for independence over the centuries, both having very powerful militarily and imperially-minded neighbours. They needed to strive to protect their national identity which required – more than once – to fight with arms in their hands to defend it.

It was also cultures that had an important role to play in these efforts. Polish movies had a significant influence on awakening the consciousness of the Polish society and on the democratic changes, which took place in Poland.

However, a key role in these changes was played by an electrician from the Gdańsk Shipyard, Lech Wałęsa.

He got my admiration since the first moment I met him in August, 1980. It was during the negotiations between "Solidarność" and the Government Commission.

Why did I make the film WAŁĘSA. MAN OF HOPE? I didn't want to, but I must (addition from translator: paraphrase of Wałęsa’s statement: ‘I don’t want to but I must’), as I lived long enough in order to make the film about the worker, who changed a course of history. I’ve seen how they built the Berlin Wall. It fell down in front of my eyes, by Lech Wałęsa’s blast. It was really his achievement. As a result of the birth of "Solidarność" – the communism ceased to exist, the Soviet Union collapsed and Poland and Georgia regained their long-awaited independence.

I know very well that the film WAŁĘSA, is the most difficult subject I have ever dealt with in my 55 years of filmmaking career but... I don't see any other director, who could actually make a film about Lech, that I would be satisfied with. There was no other way.

I cooperated with Lech Wałęsa some years ago, and therefore it seems to me that I can tell the story of this charismatic leader, as the third part of the film MAN OF ... The screenplay was written by Janusz Głowacki, who knows this period of time as he witnessed the strike in the Gdańsk Shipyard by himself. He described it in his novel: GIVE US THIS DAY.

There is perhaps no one among politicians, no Pole, who could more appear on the screen than Lech Wałęsa. This story must be told, but an actor's interpretation is also needed. It is him who would be allowed to do things, that were not reflected in the documentaries about “Solidarność”. Cinematographer, Paweł Edelman, connects both: documentary with a plot in an amazing way.

I am very glad that I lived to the moment when such wonderful actors of the young generation starring in my film. I am talking about Robert Więckiewicz, who played Lech Wałęsa, and Agnieszka Grochowska as Lech Wałęsa’s wife. They are extraordinary.

With great pleasure I accepted Andrzej Słowicki's proposal, to organize the Georgian Première of my newest film WAŁĘSA. MAN of HOPE at the 8th Batumi International Art House Film Festival in 2013. For many years, Andrzej was the president of the legendary Film Society KWANT in Warsaw, were I frequently presented many times pre-premières of my films.

Your Festival hosted the International Film Seminar entitled: ANDRZEJ WAJDA – IN CLOSE–UP in 2007. It was the first such a complex presentation of my works in Georgia. Following years Georgian Premières of my films: KATYŃ and TATARAK were also held here.

Regrettably I have to say that I can not be with you in Batumi this year due to upcoming Polish Première of the WAŁĘSA. MAN OF HOPE.

I would like to cordially thank everyone, who has been involved in organization of the Georgian Première, especially, Director Giorgi Gogiberidze, Festival’s Manager Zviadi Eliziani, and Andrzej Słowicki for his tireless work, energy and determined efforts in promoting my filmmaking for the last 43 years.

I wish all of you to have a great artistic experience and successful screenings during the Festival.

I hope that the Première will not only help popularize the great works of Polish filmmakers, but will also be an important cultural and political event for Georgia.

 

 
 



 

 

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5.9.2013

BIAFF 2013 – Non-competition films section

The 8th Batumi International Art-house Film Festival will be held in Batumi during September...

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The 8th Batumi International Art-house Film Festival will be held in Batumi during September 15-22, 2013. Festival organizer - The Art House "Argani", The official partner - Batumi City Hall.

At BIAFF beside competition sections will be presented films in non-competitions sections too. In this section there are a lot of interesting films, among them are master’s collection, music world, in which will be movies from past decades.

MEET THE JURY

  1. Araf-somewhere between, Yesim Ustaoglu, Turkey, 2012; 124 min.
  2. Machine that makes everything disappear, Tinatin Gurchiani, Georgia, 2013; 97 min.
  3. Winner, Wieslaw Saniewski, Poland/USA, 2011; 111 min.

GEORGIAN PANORAMA

  1. Ara Megobaro, Gio Mgeladze, Georgia, 1993; 25 min.
  2. Imago Mundi, Gio Mgeladze, Georgia, 2013; 10 min.
  3. Laguna Vere, Dato Ujmajuridze, Georgia, 2013; 25 min.
  4. Wine Cradle, Merab Kokochvili, Georgia; 2013 60 min.

MASTERS COLLECTION  

  1. Best offer, Gueseppe Tornatore, Italy, 2013; 124 min.
  2. Eternal Homecoming, Kira Muatova, Ukraine, 2012; 114 min.
  3. Girl and the Death, Jos Stelling, Germany/Netherlands/Russia, 2012; 127 min
  4. Grandmaster, Wong Kar-wai, China/Hong Kong, 2013; 130 min.
  5. Great Beauty, Paolo Sorentino, Italy, 2013; 140 min.
  6. Pieta, Kim Ki Duk,  Korea, 2012, 104 min.
  7. Walesa, Andrzej Wajda, Poland, 2013; 128 min.
  8. Young & Beautiful, Fransua Ozon, France, 2013, 95 min

FOCUS ON UK

  1. British Guide of Showing off, Jes Benstock, 2012; 98 min.
  2. Borrowed Time, Jules Bishop, 2012, UK, 86 min.
  3. Look of Love, Michael Winterbottom, UK, 2013

MUSIC WORLD

  1. Jimi Hendrix, Joe Boyd, USA, 1973; 98 min.
  2. Tonight Let’s make Love in London, Peter Whitehead, UK, 1973; 70 min.
  3. Dreams of Music Teacher, by Evgeny Gorin, Russia, 2013; 75 min.

Festival Sponsors – Batumi International Container Terminal, Hotel Radisson Blue Batumi, Georgian National Film Center, Ministry of Culture and Monuments of Georgia, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Ajara AR

Festival Supporters – British Council, Polish Audio-Visual Fund, Piazza INN hotel, Hotel “Vanilla”,  Embassy of Italy, Embassy of Israel, French Institute, Cinema APOLO, HQ propaganda, Singular Group, Tour Company “Wonderland”, Caucasus University, “OUTDOOR.ge“

Festival General Media Partner – Georgian Public Broadcaster

Festival Media Partners – Radio Fortuna/Fortuna+, Palitra Media, Adjara TV, TV9,“Tbilisi OUT”, Newspaper “Georgia Today”, “Interpressnews” (www.ipn.ge),  Film New Europe (www.filmneweurope.com), www.wis.gewww.newswire.ge,Publicity Group (www.publicity.ge),

Contact information:  Tel: 599-482181, marketing@biaff.org

Festival information is available on our website - mail and social. Media from around the web -http://www.biaff.orgwww.facebook.com/biaffbatumi

Attendance

Screenings will be arranged in Cinema “Apollo”, Hotel Radisson’s conference hall(short films) and In Batumi boulevard Open air screening (after 20:30)

Accreditation-Festival’s official media partners, members of film studio, guests

Guests with accreditation can attend any screening or masterclass.

For accreditation contact us- press@biaff.org

Tickets-attendance will be for free, but it’s necessary to make a reservation, to avoid discomfort due to lack of places. Reservation can be made on our web page www.Biaff.org or in our info-center in “apollo”

 

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26.8.2013

BIAFF 2013 - Jury and participating films of International Short Film Competition Section

BIAFF 2013 – The festival finished selection of film for Short film competition section....

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BIAFF 2013 – The festival finished selection of film for Short film competition section. In this section there will be screened 25 films and among them are 4 Georgian films.

Below are films which will be screened in BIAFF international short films competition section:

 

1.         Doctor, Giorgi Todria, Georgia, 2013; 25 min.

2.         Outsider, Giorgi Kavtaradze, Georgia, 2013, 30 min

3.         Parcel from Athens, Keti Gigalashvili, Georgia, 2012; 12 min.

4.         Happy Meal, Kote Takaishvili, Georgia, 2013; 13 min.

5.         Koan, Omar Rabuñal, Spain, 2013; 15 min.

6.         Melting island, Fariz Akhmedov, Azerbaijan, 2013; 26 minl

7.         Solitude, Dimitryi Dedok, Belarus, 2013; 22 min.

8.         Once Upon a Time in Kälviä, Eero Lehtinen, Finland, 2013; 16 min.

9.         Hollywood movie, Volker Schreiner, Germany, 2012; 7 min.

10.        Farther, Ainur Ismailova, Kazakhstan, 2013; 20 min.

11.        Studio Beirut, Mokthar Beyrouth, Lebanon, 2013; 15 min.

12.        More than Two hours, Ali Asgari,  Iran, 2013; 15 min.

13.        Now And Forever, Tal Haring, Israel, 2012; 18 min.

14.        Mother, Łukasz Ostalski, Poland, 2013; 30 min.

15.        Miruna, Piotr Sułkowski, Poland, 2013; 20 min.

16.        No Hair, No Paranoia, Curro Rodrigues Villaillba, Spain/USA, 2013;  17 min.

17.        Antoin Firkliko, Mathias Staub, Switzerland, 2013 29 min.

18.        Dream Girl, Oliver Sawrz, Switzerland 2012; 20 min

19.        F5, Timofei Shalnin, Russia, 2013; 33 min.

20.        Take a deep  breath, Turkey, 2013; 8 min.

21.        Salvation, Nikon Romanchenko, Ukraine, 2013; 13 min.

22.        No less than 50 kg., Maryna Artemenko, Ukraine, 2013;

23.        The search for inspiration gone, Ashley Michael brigs, UK, 2013; 9 min.

24.        Good Night, Muriel D'Ansembourg, UK, 2013, 24 min.

25.        Tumult, Johnny Barrington, UK, 2013; 13 min. 

 

The international jury consisting of five members listed bellow will be judging the films:

 

1. Head   -  Alexander Rekhviashvili, Geogria

2. Mehmet Ali Arslan, Turkey

3. Anton Mazurov, Russia

4. Margarita kasimova, Belorussia

5. Baadur Tsuladze, Georgia

 

Jury will award the following prizes:

 

-          Best short film

-          Jury Special prize

 

The 8th Batumi International Art-house Film Festival will be held in Batumi during September 15-22, 2013. Festival organizer - The Art House "Argani", The official partner - Batumi City Hall.

 

Festival Sponsors – Batumi International Container Terminal, Hotel Radisson Blue Batumi, Georgian National Film Center, Ministry of Culture and Monuments of Georgia, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Ajara AR

Festival Supporters – British Council, Polish Audio-Visual Fund, Piazza INN hotel, Hotel “Vanilla”,  Embassy of Italy, Embassy of Israel, French Institute, Cinema APOLO, HQ propaganda, Singular Group, Tour Company “Wonderland”, Caucasus University, “OUTDOOR.ge“

Festival General Media Partner – Georgian Public Broadcaster

Festival Media Partners – Radio Fortuna/Fortuna+, Palitra Media, Adjara TV, TV9,“Tbilisi OUT”, Newspaper “Georgia Today”, “Interpressnews” (www.ipn.ge), Publicity Group (www.publicity.ge), www.newswire.ge, Film New Europe (www.filmneweurope.com).

 

Contact information:  Tel: 599-482181, marketing@biaff.org

 

Festival information is available on our website - mail and social. Media from around the web -http://www.biaff.org; www.facebook.com/biaffbatumi

 

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16.8.2013

BIAFF 2013 - “Georgian-Turkish Co-production Panel“

Batumi 8th International Art-House Film Festival (BIAFF) will take place during 15-22 September 2013....

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Batumi 8th International Art-House Film Festival (BIAFF) will take place during 15-22 September 2013. BIAFF was established in 2006. The founder and organizer – Batumi Art-House “ARGANI”, official partner – Batumi City Hall.

During 2011-2012 through support of Georgian National film Centre was organized “BIAFF INDUSTRRY MEETING” in which participated European film Academy, fund of H. Balls (Rotterdam film festival), EAVE, film institute of Poland,  A. Wajda School, Polish and Turkish cinema industry people.

 

BIAFF 2013   - Georgian-Turkish Co-production Panel  will take place during 19-20 September. During these days will be organized meetings between producers/directors from Georgia and Turkey. Meeting will by attended also by the representatives of Georgina National Film Center (GNFC), Istanbul International Film Festival, Ministry of Education, Culture and sports of autonomous republic of Adjara (presenting “Regional Film fund of Adjara”), Ministry of Culture of Turkey  etc.  

 

Major goal of  “Georgian-Turkish Co-production Meeting  is to improve cooperation and networking of Turkish producers with Georgian directors and producers with the purpose of making joint film projects. The participants can make familiar with film production financing, co-production process in Turkey and Georgia, financial remedies, co-production opportunities, determine perspectives of future cooperation and share practice in European co-production. also will be summarized opinions of participants about future meetings and additional components (ex: pitching).

BIAFF management is planning to have annual Georgian-Turkish co-production meetings and to attract supporters/funds from  to support the development of this platform (can be added “works in progress” for film projects), which will improve effective co-operation and co-production between two countries.

 

From Turkish side meeting will attend -  Azize Tan  - Director of Istanbul International Film Festival, Gulin Ustin – Head of “Meeting on the Bridge” (industry section of Istanbul International Film Festival), Mesut Cem Erkul – Director of Cinema Turkey (http://www.sinema.gov.tr), Sevil Demirci – producer (Producers’ Association of Turkey) Guner Gulen-producer,Yalan Dunya Film Yapim Ltd., Alper Ozcan- NAR Film, Bertrand Glosset – producer, Caravan Film, Yesim Ustaoglu – film maker (Ustaoglu Film),  Asli Ozge – film maker,   and some more producers whose names will be confirmed by end of August, 2013.

 

The meetings is organized in cooperation with Istanbul Film Festival and through support of Georgian National Film Center.

 

All who interested to participate in  “BIAFF 2013 - Georgian-Turkish Co-production Panel can contact us on email – info@biaff.org;  All will get BIAFF festival accreditation which will allow to attend any film screening, event, master class, evening receptions etc.

 

Festival Sponsors – Batumi International Container Terminal, Hotel Radisson Blue Batumi, Georgian National Film Center, Ministry of Culture and Monuments of Georgia, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Ajara AR

Festival Supporters – British Council, Polish Audio-Visual Fund, Embassy of Italy, Embassy of Israel, French Institute, HQ propaganda, Singular Group, Tour Company “Wonderland”, Cinema APOLO , Piazza INN, Caucasus University

Festival General Media Partner – Georgian Public Broadcaster

Festival Media Partners – Radio Fortuna/Fortuna+, Palitra Media, Adjara TV, TV9,“Tbilisi OUT”, Newspaper “Georgia Today”. Online agencies – “Interpressnews” (www.ipn.ge), Publicity Group (www.publicity.ge), www.newswire.ge, Film New Europe (www.filmneweurope.com).

 

News about festival will be published on our web-page (www.biaff.org) as well as on Facebook page – www.facebook.com/biaffbatumi

 

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16.8.2013

BIAFF 2013 – Selection of films for International Doc competition section is announced

BIAFF 2013 – The festival finished selection of film for Doc film competition section....

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BIAFF 2013 – The festival finished selection of film for Doc film competition section. In this section there will be screened 9 competitive films (Among them is one of the Georgian films – “English teacher” by Nino Orjonikidze).

 

1.         Act of Killing, Joshua Oppenheimer, Denmark, Norway, UK, 2012; 159 min. 

2.         Bad Boy - High Security Cell, France / Poland, 2012 ;  78 min.

3.         Balkan Spirit, Hermann Vaske, Germany, 2012, 80 min.

4.         Blood Brother, Steve Hoover, USA, 2013; 92 min.

5.         English Teacher, Nino Orjonikidze, Georgia, 2012;

6.         Five Broken Cameras, Emad Burnat & Guy Davidi, Palestina/Israel/France/ Netherlands; 2012; 94 min.

7.         Man Who Made Angels Fly, Victoria Szymanska,  Poland/France/UK, 2013;

8.         Pipeline, Vitaly Manski,  Russia/Germany/Czech Republic, 2013; 116 min.

9.         Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, Russia/United Kingdom, 2013, 86 min.

 

 

The 8th Batumi International Art-house Film Festival will be held in Batumi during September 15-22, 2013. Festival organizer - The Art House "Argani", The official partner - Batumi City Hall.

 

Festival Sponsors – Batumi International Container Terminal, Hotel Radisson Blue Batumi, Georgian National Film Center, Ministry of Culture and Monuments of Georgia, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Ajara AR

Festival Supporters – British Council, Polish Audio-Visual Fund, Embassy of Italy, Embassy of Israel, French Institute, HQ propaganda, Singular Group, Tour Company “Wonderland”, Cinema APOLO , Piazza INN, Caucasus University

Festival General Media Partner – Georgian Public Broadcaster

Festival Media Partners – Radio Fortuna/Fortuna+, Palitra Media, Adjara TV, TV9,“Tbilisi OUT”, Newspaper “Georgia Today”. Online agencies – “Interpressnews” (www.ipn.ge), Publicity Group (www.publicity.ge), www.newswire.ge, Film New Europe (www.filmneweurope.com).

 

Contact information:  Tel: 599-482181, marketing@biaff.org

 

Festival information is available on our website - mail and social. Media from around the web -http://www.biaff.org; www.facebook.com/biaffbatumi

 

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19.7.2013

BIAFF 2013 - Five promising projects have been chosen for training at the Microschool International Georgia

Five promising projects have been chosen by the Georgian National Film Center for development...

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Five promising projects have been chosen by the Georgian National Film Center for development assistance in the form of training at the Microschool International, a three-day program run by the center, Film London and the Batumi International Art House Film Festival.

The workshop, aimed at micro-budget projects, will expose filmmakers to panels, mentoring, one-on-one sessions with experienced industry professionals and feedback based on the successes of Film London's Microwave training organization.

The Georgian filmmaking teams, chosen on the basis of their past track record, will meet their counterparts in September at BIAFF. Those chosen have shown they can produce a successful feature with a micro-budget and have completed screenplays in development.

 

The following projects have been selected by International Experts’ Commission for Micro school International Georgia training

1) “The House of Others” – producer - Zurab Magalashvili, scriptwriter, director – Rusudan Glurjidze;

2) “Interval” – producers: Nino Jincharadze, Nika Gugushvili, Scriptwriter – Vako Kirkitadze;

3) “Sleeping Lessons” – producer Rusudan Pirveli, Scriptwriters Aleksander Chkhaidze, Rusudan Pirveli;

4) “The heat of the cold air” – producer Vladimer Kacharava, scriptwriters Irakli Solomanashvili, Beso Solomanashvili;

5) “Tomorrow” – producer, scriptwriter – Keti Machavariani, scriptwriter – Nestan Kvinikadze.

 

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10.6.2013

KINO FUTURES DOC FILM WORKSHOPS - BIAFF GEORGIA 2013

 Following successful launch in 2012, Postcode Films and BIAFF are very excited to announce...

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Following successful launch in 2012, Postcode Films and BIAFF are very excited to announce the second Kino Futures workshops at BIAFF.

 

When and where? 16th to 21st September 2013 – during BIAFF in Batumi

What? Documentary workshops. Over the course of the week, participants will make short films about the local area. Along the way, key skills for the international documentary market will be developed, including developing an idea, pitching, producing, filming and editing. There will also be a masterclass with an established documentarian.

Who?  - application is open to Georgian citizens. They can be film school students, young film makers, Media school students interested in documentary film making

 

Please note that workshops will be in English.

 

PARTICIPATION is free of charge.

 

 

CALL FOR PROJECTS

 

Participants are invited to apply to take part in KINO FUTURES, application are open from 1st June until the 15th August 2013. Selections will be announced by 25th August. Applications are accepted from individuals and from groups of up to 4 people. 

 

Workshops will take place between 16th and 21nd September 2013, during the BIAFF in Batumi. Some preparatory sessions will be held online before the workshop.

 

 

APPLY TO BE PART OF KINO FUTURES

 

To apply, you need to fill this application form – “KINO FUTURES application form”  and send 1 recommendation letter to submission@biaff.org by 15th August 2013.

 

Selected participants will be notified by 25th August 2013

 

 

 

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20.5.2013

BIAFF Film Festival Opened Film Submission for 2013 Program

 BIAFF film festival which will be held during 15-22 September, in Batumi opens film...

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BIAFF film festival which will be held during 15-22 September, in Batumi opens film submission for 2013 program. Films can be submitted for following competition sections:

 

-          International Competition – Feature films

-          International Competition – Doc films

-          International Competition  - Short films

 

Submission deadline – 1 August, 2013. Selected films will be announced by end of August.

 

Requirements for competition films:

 a)     Feature and Doc films

-          Film should be full length

-          Shooting period – 2013 or 2012

-          Film should be premiere in Georgia

 

 b)    Short films

-          Age -  up to 35

-          Genre – Short Fiction, Documentary (creative doc) and Animation/Experimental Films.

-          Duration of the film: max 35 min. 

-          Shooting period - 2011 or  2012years

 

The films, which didn’t have public screening in Georgia, may participate in the Festival Program (except retrospective screening and Georgian Films Program).

Films can be screened only in digital format – DCP, Blu-ray, DVD (in case of short films) with ENGLISH subtitles.

 

Film submission process:

 -          Entry form - To submit your film to BIAFF 2013, please fill the online entry form – it can be found here - http://biaff.org/submission

-          Film copy - Film for preview can be provided via online (download link if you have film uploaded online) or DVD screener should be sent to:

 

Batumi International Art-House Film Festival

3 Chavchavadze Street,  Batumi 6000, Georgia

Tel: +995 574 482181, +995 579 190375

 

 

 

Our contact info:

E-mail: submission@biaff.rg,  Tel: +995 599 482181

 

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19.4.2013

BIAFF develops cooperation with Istanbul Film Festival

 BIAFF management during 10-15 April, 2013 was attending Istanbul International Film Festival.  During the...

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BIAFF management during 10-15 April, 2013 was attending Istanbul International Film Festival.  During the visit was arranged meetings with various Turkish film makers, producers and festival management people. Several Turkish Films were selected for BIAFF 2013 program.

Based on meetings with Istanbul Festival Management and Industry Meeting coordinator of “Meeting on the Bridge” it was decided to arrange matchmaking meeting at BIAFF in September, 2013 as part of industry events of BIAFF.  On this event will be attended Istanbul Festival management, Meeting on the Bridge, French Institute, Turkish and Georgian Producers and film makers. The major goal is to identify the co-production opportunities between two countries and facilitate close cooperation between Turkish and Georgian film makers.

 

 

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14.4.2013

FILM LONDON announces the launch of Microschool International in Georgia at BIAFF Festival

Microwave’s MICROSCHOOL Exported to support INTERNATIONAL Film-making TalentProduction scheme’s innovative training  programme launched in...

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Microwave’s MICROSCHOOL Exported to support INTERNATIONAL Film-making Talent

  • Production scheme’s innovative training  programme launched in Tbilisi, Georgia
    • Six Georgian film-making team to be selected for three day Microschool International programme in September
    • Call for applications open today

 

 

Film London  announces the launch of a Microschool International for film-makers in the country. With funding from the British Council, this pilot programme is presented in partnership with the Georgia National Film Center (GNFC) and Batumi International Art-house Film Festival (BIAFF).

An intensive three day development workshop for film-making teams and their projects, Microschool International is based on Film London Microwave’s Microschool, the training ‘boot camp’ for those shortlisted for the award-winning scheme. Microschool, made up of seminars, master-classes and one-to-one sessions, focuses on micro-budget topics alongside specific project development.

Film-makers who have benefitted from Microschool include Eran Creevy who wrote and directed the BAFTA-nominated Microwave film Shifty and more recently the Ridley Scott executive produced Welcome to the Punch and writer/director Ben Drew, who made his feature debut with the Microwave film iLL Manors.

Up to six Georgian film-making teams will be accepted into Microschool International, to take place in mid-September at Batumi International Art House Film Festival. Established teams of directors and producers with feature screenplays in development can apply to the scheme. The deadline for applications is 24th May 2013. Applications will be received by GNFC in Tbilisi.

Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of Film London and the British Film Commission, said: “I am thrilled to bring our ground-breaking Microschool model to new countries, and thank the British Council for their support. Microwave’s success is built on the scheme’s integrated training elements and Microschool is central to that. Previous participants have greatly benefited from its focused structure and the fact the content is shaped around the projects and participants who are selected. I am delighted this model is now being exported for the benefit of emerging international film-making talent. I look forward to seeing the results of this pilot, through the films from our Microschool International graduates but also potentially extending it to other territories.”

Microschool International is designed for film-making teams with an existing track record in production and who demonstrate they have the potential to make a micro-budget feature film. Charting the film-making process from concept to screen, the programme will highlight key issues film-makers face when working with a micro-budget. A wide range of key topics will be covered, including the film value chain, project development, pitching & packaging and protecting & exploiting your rights.

The aim is for all participating teams to come away from the three days with a fast-tracked feature project, an increased understanding of the wider film industry and the confidence and contacts to help make their projects a reality.

Microschool International aims to contribute to capacity building for the production sector in Georgia, to stimulate entrepreneurial film-making and support film-makers who have a clear vision of the audience and market for their films.

 

Notes to Editors

About Film London

Film London, as the capital’s film and media agency, aims to ensure London has a thriving film sector that enriches the city’s businesses and its people. The agency works with all the screen industries to sustain, promote and develop London as a major international production and film cultural capital, and it supports the development of the city’s new and emerging film-making talent. Film London is funded by the Mayor of London, the National Lottery through the BFI, and receives significant support from Arts Council England and Creative Skillset.

www.filmlondon.org.uk

 

About Film London Microwave

Launched in 2006, Microwave is the acclaimed micro-budget feature film scheme set up by Film London with BBC Films, with support from Creative Skillset. Committed to discovering and investing in emerging London-based film-makers, Microwave backs talented teams with fresh voices and strong stories. A unique ‘apprenticeship’ scheme, it provides an intensive approach to film-making with the emphasis on original ideas, tightly focussed scripts and short production schedules. Film-makers are supported by an extensive training and mentoring programme from development, through production, all the way to the film’s release in the UK and internationally.

www.filmlondon.org.uk/microwave

 

About British Council UK and Georgia

British Council is the UK's leading international organisation for educational and cultural relations. Founded in 1934, it now operates from 216 towns and cities in 110 countries worldwide with headquarters in London and Manchester, and offices in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales (see www.britishcouncil.org).

 

British Council Film is the link between UK films and filmmakers and new international audiences. Together with the British Council’s global network overseas it works to profile the innovation, diversity, creativity and excellence of British films around the world, and works to find opportunities for creative exchange between UK filmmakers and international counterparts (see www.britishcouncil.org/film).

 

British Council Georgia has been operating since 1993. Its activity spans arts, education, English language tuition and examinations, connecting Georgian professionals and audiences with the UK (see www.britishcouncil.org/ge).

 

About GNFC

Georgian National Film Center (GNFC) is a legal entity of public law under the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia.

 

GNFC seeks to secure and coordinate state support for the development of Georgian cinema on the levels of development, production, promotion and international cooperation. GNFC also acts as local film commission – thus, positioning Georgia as a film friendly country.

 

GNFC is tasked to:

  • Determine strategic course for the development of Georgian film sector
  • Support local film production  - national films and coproductions
  • Support continuous  professional training in film
  • Develop international business relations and unlock access of professional networking
  • Support projects aimed at protecting Georgia's film heritage
  • Support  local film festivals and other national film events
  • Develop film export strategy at the local and international levels


About Batumi International Film Festival

Batumi International Art-House Film Festival (BIAFF) was established in 2006. The founder and organizer is “Batumi Art-house  ARGANI". BIAFF is an annual event held in the second half of September in Batumi (Georgia). The Festival focuses on art-house cinema.

 

BIAFF festival’s major sections include - International Competition (Feature, Doc and Short sections), Silk Road, Masters’ collection, Retrospectives, Meet the Jury etc. Beside film screenings, the festival program includes workshops, master classes and industry events. For 2013 BIAFF will host Microschool International.

 

Among honorary guests of BIAFF Festival in past years were - Bela Tarr, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Zbygniew Rybchinski, Krzystof Zanussi, Jos Stelling, Abass Kiarostami, Dariush Mehrjui, Otar Iosseliani etc.

 

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28.3.2013

European Film Academy's short film tour SHORT MATTERS! at BIAFF 2013

BIAFF festival continues cooperation with European Film Academy (EFA) which was started in 2011...

photoBIAFF festival continues cooperation with European Film Academy (EFA) which was started in 2011 and during BIAFF festival in September 2013 will be presented EFA’s short films program - SHORT MATTERS!SHORT MATTERS! is the European Film Academy’s short film tour which brings the short films nominated for the European Film Awards to a series of film festivals across Europe and beyond to give as many audiences as possible the opportunity to watch this panorama of young contemporary European film-making.The screenings of best European short film from 2012 can now be seen in Batumi (Georgia) at Batumi International Art-House film Festival (BIAFF) which will be held during 15-22 September, 2013

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27.1.2013

BIAFF announces its dates for 2013

BIAFF management anounces dates for 2013:BIAFF film festival will take place during 15-22 September,...

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BIAFF management anounces dates for 2013:

BIAFF film festival will take place during 15-22 September, 2013 in Batumi.

 

BIAFF 2013 festival consists from the following sections: 

-       International Feature competition

-       International Documentary Competition  

-       International Young Filmmakers Competition

-       Silk Road Section (Turkey, Iran, Caucasus, Central Asia etc.)

-       Meet the Jury section

-       Master’s Collection

-       Master classes and workshops

 

 

 

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31.12.2012

BIAFF wishes happy New year and announces BIAFF dates for 2013

BIAFF team wishes happy New year to all its partners, collegues and friends.We announces BIAFF...

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BIAFF team wishes happy New year to all its partners, collegues and friends.

We announces BIAFF  dates  for 2013 !!!   - BIAFF festival  will take place during 15-22 September, 2013.   We will gradually post news on ongoing preparation of BIAFF 2013 and some up-coming new projects.

 

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23.9.2012

BIAFF 2012 – Closing Ceremony

On September 23, closing ceremony of VII Batumi International Art-House Film Festival will be...

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On September 23, closing ceremony of VII Batumi International Art-House Film Festival will be held at the hall of the Hotel “Sheraton”, Batumi. The winners will be awarded in the following nominations: 
• International competition of feature films (International jury with five members will evaluate the films) – Grand Prix, best director, best actor, best actress, Jury Prize. 
• International competition of documentaries (International jury with five members will evaluate the films) – best documentary, Jury Prize. 
• International competition of short films (International jury with five members will evaluate the films) – best short film, Jury Prize. 
• Annual Festival Prize i.e. Lifetime Achievement Award for Georgian and foreign filmmakers. 

VII BIAFF Jury Members: 
Jury of International feature film competition – BIAFF 2012 
Head of Jury: Eldar Shengelaya, Georgia 
Sergei Lavrentiev, Russia
Nick Holdsworth, UK 
Gyorgy Palfi, Hungary
Ryszard Brylski, Poland 



Jury of International documentary film competition – BIAFF 2012 
Head of Jury - Radosław Piwowarski (Poland) 
Fardin Sahebzamani, Iran
Guner Guler, Turkey
Sergey Bukovsky, Ukraine
Nino Orjonikidze , Georgia



Jury of International short film competition – BIAFF 2012 
Head of Jury - Sitora Alieva, Russia 
Krzysztof Kopczynski, Poland 
Irina Romanchenko, Ukraine
Michal Klimkiewicz, Poland
Dato Janelidze, Georgia


On September 23, BIAFF closing ceremony will be held at the hall of the Hotel “Sheraton” Batumi, at 19:00 p.m.

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23.9.2012

BIAFF 2012 Festival awards

BIAFF festival jury, at closing ceremony announced BIAFF 2012 winners in different categories. BIAFF 2012 International Feature...

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BIAFF festival jury, at closing ceremony announced BIAFF 2012 winners in different categories.

 

BIAFF 2012 International Feature Film Competition 

 

International Feature Film Competition Jury of Batumi International Art-house Film Festival– Eldar Shengelaia (Georgia) – Chairman, Sergei Lavrentiev (Russia), Nick Holdsworth (UK),   Gyorgy Palf (Hungary), Ryszard Brylski (Poland) have awarded the BIAFF  prizes in the following nominations:

  • Grand Prix  -  In Darkness, Agnieszka Holland, Poland, 2011 
  • Best  Film Director –  Emin Alper for film - Beyond the Hill,  Turkey, 2012 
  • Best Actor –  Alireza Aghakkhani  -   The Last Step, Ali Mosaffa, Iran, 2012
  • Best Actress – Golshifteh Farahani -   Chicken with Plums, Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud, France/Belgium/Germany, 2011 
  • Jury Special Prize  -  House with Turret, Eva Neyman, Ukraine, 2012 

 

 

 

BIAFF 2012 International Doc Film Competition 

 

International Doc Film Competition Jury of Batumi International Art-house Film Festival – Radosław Piwowarski (Poland) -  Chairman, Fardin Sahebzamani (Iran), Guner Guler (Turkey), Sergey Bukovsky (Ukraine), Nino Orjonikidze (Georgia) have awarded the BIAFF  prizes in the following nominations:

  • Best Doc Film -    Argentinian Lessons, Wojciech Staron, Poland, 2011
  • Jury Special Prize -  Reluctant Revolutionary, Sean McAllister, UK/Ireland, 2012

 

 

BIAFF 2012 International Short Film Competition Section

 

International Short Film Competition Jury of Batumi International Art-house Film Festival – Sitora Alieva (Russia)- Chairman, Krzysztof Kopczynski (Poland), Irina  Romanchenko (Ukraine), Michal Klimkiewicz (Poland), Dato Janelidze (Georgia)  have awarded the BIAFF  prizes in the following nominations:

  • Best Short Film  -  Watermelon, Tato Kotetishvili, Georgia, 2012  
  • Jury Special Prize –  Three days of Freedom, Lukasz  Borowski, Poland, 2011

 

BIAFF annual special prize – BIAFF lifetime achievement award was granted to famous Hungarian film director, living legend of Art-house cinema – BELA TARR. 

 

Festival Sponsors - Company “Airzena”, Batumi International Container Terminal, Hotel Radisson Blue Batumi, fund “Open Society – Georgia”

Festival Supporters – Polish Film Institute, British Council, ¬¬¬HQ propaganda, Singular Group, Tour Company “Wonderland”, Cinema APOLO, Iveria Beach Café, Grand Grill, Sinatra Café, Facebook Cafe

Festival General Media Partner -  Georgian Public Broadcaster and PIK TV

Festival Media Partners - Radio Fortuna / Fortuna +, Palitra Media, Adajra Tv, Artarea TV, STYLE  TV (www.style-tv.ru), Magazine – “Reiting”, “Bomond”, “Tbilisi OUT”, Newspaper “Georgia Today”. Online agencies – “Interpressnews” (www.ipn.ge), Publisity Group (www.publicity.ge) , Film New Euorpe (www.filmneweurope.com)

 

For general info abut festival contact – info@biaff.org

For accreditation – press@biaff.org

News about festival will be published on our web-page (www.biaff.org) as well as on Facebook page – www.facebook.com/biaffbatumi

 

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21.9.2012

Bela Tarr in Batumi

Famous Hungarian film director Béla Tarr, honorable guest of BIAFF is already in Batumi,...

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Famous Hungarian film director Béla Tarr, honorable guest of BIAFF is already in Batumi, Georgia. Master class and press conference of Béla Tarr will be held on September 22, at 17:00 p.m, at the conference hall of the Hotel Radisson Blue Batumi. Master class collection of BIAFF includes projecting of his last work “The Turin Horse” at 19:30, at Apollo. According to the director this is his last film. “ The Turin Horse” was awarded at Berlin Film Festival.

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21.9.2012

BIAFF Industrial Meetings

On September 22, “BIAFF Industrial Meetings” of Batumi International Art-House Film Festival, at “Center...

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On September 22, “BIAFF Industrial Meetings” of Batumi International Art-House Film Festival, at “Center for Civic Engagement” (Address: 62/64 Parnavaz Mepe Street), at 11:00-16:30.   

During these days will be organized “Polish-Georgian” and “Turkish-Georgian” meetings with attendance of producers/directors from Poland and Turkey. Meeting will by attended also by the representatives of Ministry of Education, Culture and sports of autonomous republic of Adjara, who will present “Regional Film fund of Adjara”, Georgian Film Centre and Polish Film Institute (PISF).
Major goal of “BIAFF 2012 INDUSTRY MEETING” is to improve cooperation and networking of Polish and Turkish producers with Georgian directors and producers with the purpose of making joint projects. We choose Poland and Turkey, as important countries to improve co-production in cinema sector. The participants can make familiar with film production financing, co-production process in Poland, Turkey and Georgia, financial remedies, co-production opportunities, determine perspectives of future cooperation and share practice in European co-production. also will be summarized opinions of participants about future meetings and additional components (ex: pitching).

BIAFF management is going to make the Polish-Georgian and Georgian-Turkish meetings annual one (in future may be added Ukraine) and to attract supporters/funds from In BIAFF is planning this regard from Georgian, Polish and Turkish side. Under “BIAFF INDUSTRRY MEETING” can be developed the platform (can be added “pitching” for film projects), which will improve effective co-operation and co-production between 3 countries (and from next year may be including Ukraine).

 

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20.9.2012

ELDAR SHENGELAYA HELD MASTER CLASS FOR BIAFF AUDIENCE

On September 20, Master Class of Eldar Shengelaya, Head of Jury of in festival...

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On September 20, Master Class of Eldar Shengelaya, Head of Jury of in festival feature films of Batumi International Art-House Film Festival was arranged at the conference hall of Hotel Radisson Blue Batumi, at noon. Meeting was held during 2 hours. Eldar Shengelaya talked about various stages of cinema, censorship of the soviet era, his first works. Eldar Shengelaya plans to shoot new film in the nearest future. A film will be shot by silent movie technique, screenplay is written by famous Georgian writer Dato Turashvili. Eldar Shenegelaya answered questions of attendees. He also talked about his mother, famous Georgian actress Nato Vachnadze and about her first works. 
On September 19 his famous film “Blue Mountains, or unbelievable story” from the master collection of BIAFF, at Apollo.

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20.9.2012

FOURTH DAY OF BIAFF 2012

On the fourth day of Batumi International Art-House Film Festival, Italian director Pietro Marcello,...

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On the fourth day of Batumi International Art-House Film Festival, Italian director Pietro Marcello, honorable guest of the Festival presented master class at the conference Hall of Radisson Blue Batumi. His film “Crossing of Line” was awarded at the Venice International Film Festival. His drama/documentary film “The Mouth of the Wolf” was projected on September 20, 15:00 at BIAFF.

During the day, short Croatian documentaries, dated from 2009-2011 years were projected at the conference hall of the Hotel Radisson Blue Batumi.

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19.9.2012

Nuri Bilge Ceylan held master class for BIAFF audience

On 19 September, honorable guest of Batumi International Art-House Film Festival, Turkish film director...

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On 19 September, honorable guest of Batumi International Art-House Film Festival, Turkish film director Nuri Bilge Ceylan held master class at the conference hall of the Hotel Radisson Blue Batumi. Director answered many questions asked by master class attendees. Director spoke about his works, his first experience in filmmaking, how and when he decided to make films and shared his experience to the future film makers. He also discussed his creative principles. 
Under master collection of BIAFF, his films “Once upon a time in Anatolia” and “Distant” will be projected. 
“Distant” (2002) will be projected on September 19, at 21:30 p.m. 
“Once upon a time in Anatolia” (2011) will be projected on September 20, at 22:30 p.m. at “Apollo”.

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18.9.2012

BIAFF 2012 continues

On September 16, VII Batumi International Art-House Film Festival was officially opened. Films are...

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On September 16, VII Batumi International Art-House Film Festival was officially opened. Films are being projected at movie theater “Apollo” and in the conference hall of the Hotel Radisson Blue Batumi. 

Festival began with the screening of Jerzy Hoffman film “Battle of Warsaw-1920”.  

Georgian film director Eldar Shengelaya and Turkish Film director Nuri Bilge Ceylan were presented special awards for their contribution to the cinema.    

On September 19, Turkish film director Nuri Bilge Ceylan will provide master class at the conference hall of the Hotel Radisson Blue Batumi, at noon.

On September 18, his film “Once upon a time in Anatolia” (2011) will be projected at 19:30 p.m., and on September 19, film “Distant” (2002) will be projected at 14:30 p.m. 

On September 19, “Blue Mountains, or unbelievable story” will be projected amongst master collection of BIAFF at 22:30 p.m., a film by Head of Jury of Feature Film Selection of BIAFF, Eldar Shenegalaya.   

During the day the following in competition films will be projected at movie theater “APOLLO”:

17: 00 “In the Fog”, Sergei Loznitsa (Germany/Russia/ Latvia/Holland/Belarus, 2012)

19:30  “Lonely Island”, Peeter Simm (Estonia/Belarus/Latvia)

21:30   “Let’s dream of nature”, Jenya Gorin  (Russia)

“Stances for Keti”, Levan Tsulukidze (Georgia)

“Waves’ secret keeper – message to sea”, Levan Tsulukidze (Georgia)

 

 

Festival Sponsors - Company “Airzena”, Batumi International Container Terminal, Hotel Radisson Blue Batumi, fund “Open Society – Georgia”

Festival Supporters – Polish Film Institute, British Council, ­­­HQ propaganda, Singular Group, Tour Company “Wonderland”, Cinema APOLO, Iveria Beach Café, Grand Grill, Sinatra Café, Facebook Cafe

Festival General Media Partner -  Georgian Public Broadcaster and PIK TV

Festival Media Partners - Radio Fortuna / Fortuna +, Palitra Media, Adajra Tv, Artarea TV, STYLE  TV (www.style-tv.ru), Magazine – “Reiting”, “Bomond”, “Tbilisi OUT”, Newspaper “Georgia Today”. Online agencies – “Interpressnews” (www.ipn.ge), Publisity Group (www.publicity.ge) , Film New Euorpe (www.filmneweurope.com)

For general info abut festival contact – info@biaff.org

For accreditation – press@biaff.org

News about festival will be published on our web-page (www.biaff.org) as well as on Facebook page – www.facebook.com/biaffbatumi

 


 

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18.9.2012

BIAFF 2012 First Day

“Batumi Film Festival is officially opened. First competition day began with the film “Back...

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“Batumi Film Festival is officially opened. First competition day began with the film “Back to the Square”. This is the second work of the Documentary Film Director Petr Lom, (the first was “Bride kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan”) depicting the severe reality of post-revolutionary Egypt.” Notwithstanding the influence of Egyptian forces and part of the society, he could show real protest and feelings of humiliated people of Egypt. Film is very emotional and affecting.  

The second film was “Battle of Warsaw - 1920”, Jerzy Hoffman, which was projected at the opening ceremony of BIAFF as well. Master Class of the film director was also planned for the BIAFF, though, unfortunately, Jerzy Hofmann could not arrive at this time.    

The third film was from in festival feature films selection: “In the Darkness” by Agnieszka Holland. Her name is famous and well appreciated among intellectual film vultures. Her debut “Provincial Actors” received International Critics Prize at Cannes Film Festival, in 1980. Her film “In the darkness” is based on facts. Director was successful to show the whole cruelness of holocaust, attitude of the society to Jews. Human instinct to survive is well depicted in her film, showing a face of a real hero, with all his imperfections, avoiding stereotyped, sacred image of the saviour. Film is very emotional, told heartwarmingly and keeping the spectators stunned during the whole film. 

Next film was in competition film by Ukrainian film director Eva Neyman “House with Turret”. Film is exemplary for those to learn how to make masterpiece with small budget. Film is very slow in action, we may compare it to the works of Andrei Tarkovsky. Film is made based on autobiographic novel of Friedrich Gorenstein (Author of Solaris). Film is about soviet life during WWII, namely, struggle of 8 years old boy with the surrounding imperfect society. This wonderful work helps the spectators to think more deeply about the issues presented in the film. 

The first festival day was closed with “Holy Motors”, a film by Leos Carax, from  master collection. French film director is very famous amongst art-house lovers, thus the Movie Theater was full of spectators. Besides, anyone who was unable to attend the film, will have another opportunity to watch the film on September 22, at “Apollo”, at 14:30 p.m.

Thus, the first day of the Festival was very successful and pleasant for art-house film vultures.  

 

 

 

 

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18.9.2012

BIAFF 2012 Reception at the Embassy

In honour of the Turkish Film Director Nui Bilge Ceylan a meeting was arranged...

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In honour of the Turkish Film Director Nui Bilge Ceylan a meeting was arranged in the Consulate of Turkey, in Batumi. Administration members of BIAFF, guests and media representatives attended the meeting. Consul General Engin Arikan welcomed his guests and announced that he is the great admirer of Ceylan’s works.  He admitted that the works of Nuri Bilge Ceylan played important role in the Turkish culture. Mr. Engin Arikan expressed his thanks to the administration of BIAFF for presenting special award of the Festival to the Turkish film director.

During the meeting, Consul also talked about the developments of Batumi and especially admitted local and international cultural events arranged in the city.        

 

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17.9.2012

BIAFF 2012 STARTED

On September 16, VII Batumi International Film Festival was opened at movie theater “Apollo”.At...

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On September 16, VII Batumi International Film Festival was opened at movie theater “Apollo”.

At the Opening Ceremony, Georgian film director and Head of Jury Eldar Shengelaya was awarded with special award for his contribution to world cinema and BIAFF administration presented special award to the Turkish film director Nuri Bilge Ceylan.

On September 17, official, in competition program will be launched – “Back to the Square” – Peter Lom/Norway/Canada, 12:00 o’clock;  “Battle of Warsaw 1920” – Jerzy Hoffman, Poland – 16:30 p.m.; FC1 “In the darkness” – Agnieszka Holland, Canada/Germany/Poland – 19:30 – FC2  - “House with Turret” Eva Neyman, Ukraine.

“Holy Motors” by Leos Carax, France/Germany at 22:30 p.m. will be projected at the movie theater “Apollo”. Leos Carax finished the film in December of 2011. “Holy Motors”” Is the last work of the famous French film director for the last 13 years. Film was well accepted by Cannes Film Festival. Thus, guests of the BIAFF shall be honoured to attend “Holy Motors”” screening on September 17:00, 22:30 p.m.       

 

Festival Sponsors - Company “Airzena”, Batumi International Container Terminal, Hotel Radisson Blue Batumi, fund “Open Society – Georgia”

Festival Supporters – Polish Film Institute, British Council, ­­­HQ propaganda, Singular Group, Tour Company “Wonderland”, Cinema APOLO, Iveria Beach Café, Grand Grill, Sinatra Café, Facebook Cafe

Festival General Media Partner -  Georgian Public Broadcaster and PIK TV

Festival Media Partners - Radio Fortuna / Fortuna +, Palitra Media, Adajra Tv, Artarea TV, STYLE  TV (www.style-tv.ru), Magazine – “Reiting”, “Bomond”, “Tbilisi OUT”, Newspaper “Georgia Today”. Online agencies – “Interpressnews” (www.ipn.ge), Publisity Group (www.publicity.ge) , Film New Euorpe (www.filmneweurope.com)

 

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15.9.2012

BIAFF 2012 Film screenings - daily schedule

BIAFF 2012 film screenings wil be held in:Cinema Apollo - 17 Memed Abashidze str....

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BIAFF 2012 film screenings wil be held in:

Cinema Apollo - 17 Memed Abashidze str.  

- Radisson Hotel - 1 Rustaveli str. 

- Seaside cafe  "IVERIA BEACH" - In front of Aplpahabet Tower on a beach.  At 21.30 pm. will be open-air screenings at beach cafe.    

 

See bellow film screenings daily schedule by venues:

 

   Cinema “Apollo”

 

17.09

18.09

19.09

 

12.00

DC 1- Back to the Square,  Peter Lom, Norway/Canada, 2012; 83 min.   

12.00

FC 3 – Almost Man, Martin Lund, Norway, 2012; 80 min. 

 

12.00

DC 3 - Special Flight, Fernand Melgar, Switzerland, 2011; 100 min. 

 

14.00

Battle of Warsawa 1920, Jerzy Hoffman, Poland, 2011; 112 min. 

14.30

EFA 1 (European Film Academy Short Film Tour) – 101 min.

14.30

Distant, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkey, 2002’ 110 min. 

 

 

16.30

FC1 - In Darkness, Agnieszka Holland, Poland, 2011; 147 min. 

 

17.00

DC 2- Reluctant Revolutionary, Sean McAllister, UK/Ireland, 2012; 70 min. 

17.00

FC4 - In the Fog by Sergei Loznitsa, Germany/

Latvia/Russia/Netherland/Belarus/, 2012; 127 min.

 

19.30

FC 2 - House with Turret, Eva Neyman, Ukraine, 2012; 81 min.   

19.30

Once Upon  a Time in Anatolia, by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkey, 2011, 150 min.

19.30

FC 5 - Lonely Island, by Peeter Sim, Estonia/

Belarus/Germany, 2012; 100 min.

 
 

21.30

Let’s Dream of Nature, Jenya Gorin, Russia 2012; 30 min.

Stances for Keti & Waves’ secret keeper, Levan Tsulukidze, Georgia, 2012; 8 min. 

 
 
 

22.30

Holy Motors, Leos Carax, France/Germany,  2012; 115 min

 22.30

The Orange Suit by Dariush Mehrjui, Iran, 2012; 107 min.

22.30 Blue Mountains, or Unbelievable Story, Eldar Shengelaia, Georgia, 1983, 93 min.

 

 

 

 

20.09

21.09

22.09

 

12.00

DC4 - Noseland, Aleksey Igudesman, Austria, 2012; 82 min.

12.00

DC 5 -  Canned Dreams, Katja Gauriloff, Finland, 2012; 81 min.  

10.30

Keep Smiling, Rusudan Chkonia, Georgia; 2012; 91  min.

 

14.00

FC 2 - House with Turret, Eva Neyman, Ukraine, 2012; 81 min.   

 

14.30

Future Lasts Forever, Alper Ozcan, Turkey/

Germany/France, 2012; 108 min. 

12.30

FC 9 -  Broken, Rufus Norris, UK, 2012;90 min.

 

16.30

FC 6 - Chicken with Plums, by  Marjane Satrapi / Vincent Paronnaud; France/

Belgium/ Germany, 2011; 93 min.

17.00

FC 7 - The Last Step by Ali Mosaffa, Iran, 2012; 88 min.

 

14.30

Holy Motors, Leos Carax, France/

Germany,  2012; 115 min. 

 

19.30

Modest Reception by Mani Haghighi, Iran, 2012; 100 min.

19.30

 FC 8 - Beyond the Hills, Turkey,  Emin Alper, Turkey, 2012; 108 min.

17.00

FC 2 - In the Fog Sergei Loznitsa, Germany/

NetherlandsBelarus/

Russia/Latvia, 2012; 127 min.

 

19.30

Turin Horse, Béla Tarr, Hungary/France/

Germany/Switzerland/

USA, 2011, 146 min.

 
 

21.00

Bakhmaro, Salome Jashi, Georgia, 2011; 60 min.

 

 

 

22.30

The Angel’s Share, Ken Loach, UK/ France/Belgium/Italy, 2012; 107 min.

 

22.30

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkey, 2011, 150  min. 

 22.00

Keep Smiling, Rusudan Chkonia, Georgia; 2012; 91  min.

 

 

 

 

  HOTEL RADISSON BLUE BATUMI (ballroom) & Seaside café “Iveria Beach”(Open-air screenings)  – film screenings schedule 

 

Film  Screening Venue

18.09

19.09

20.09

21.09

22.09

HOTEL RADISSON

12.00

Master-class by Jerzy Hoffman

12.00

Master-class by Nuri Bilge Ceylan

12.30

SC3 (115 min.) – European Shorts  

12.30

 SC5 -   Georgian shorts

 

HOTEL RADISSON 

15.00

Silence of Peleshian, Pietro Marcello, Italy, 2011; 52 min. 

15.00

EFA 2 (European Film Academy Short Film Tour) -  116 min. 

15.00

The Mouth of the Wolf, Pietro Marcello, Italy,  2009; 76 min. 

15.00

DC 6 - Argentinian Lessons, Wojciech Staron Poland, 2011;  56 min.

DC 7 - Nachman, Alexander Shapiro, Ukraine, 2012; 41 min. 

HOTEL RADISSON 

 

17.30

SC1-  (103 min.) -  Russian & Ukrainian Films

 

17.00

SC4  - Shorts from Iran, Azerbaijan, Israel;  135 min.  

SC 4 

17.30

DC 8   - La Bela Vista, by Alicia Cano, Uruguay/Germany, 2012; 63 min.

Doc 9 - My Home, Mohsen Amirosafiri, Iran, 2012; 49 min. 

HOTEL RADISSON

 

19.30

SC2 (100 min.) – European Shorts  

19.30

Croatian Shorts collection

 

20.00 Let’s Dream of Nature, Jenya Gorin, Russia 2012; 30 min.

Stances for Keti & of waves: message to sea, Levan Tsulukidze, Georgia, 2012; 8 min.

Seaside café “IVERIA BEACH”

21.30

EFA collection (European Film Academy Short Film Tour) – 120 min.

21.30

Distant, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkey, 2002’ 110 min. 

 

21.30

SC1-  (103 min.) – Short films (Ukraine, Russia)

21.30

SC 5 – Georgian Short films, 110 min. 

 

21.00

Let’s Dream of Nature, Jenya Gorin, Russia 2012; 30 min.

Short film by Levan Tsulukidze, Georgia, 2012; 15 min.

 

  NOTE:  - SC – International Short Films Competition,  EFA – European Film Academy Short Films Collection

       - HOTEL RADISSON BLUE BATUMI  -  1 Rustaveli Street;    “Iveria Beach”   – Seaside café on a beach in front of “Alphabet Tower”

 

 

EFA 1 -  101 min;   Berik,  Daniel Joseph Borgman, Denmark, 2011, 16 min.; Derby, Paul Negoescu, Romania, 2011, 15 min.; Jessi, Mariejosephin Schneider, Germany, 2011, 31 min.; Little Children, Big Words, Lisa James Larsson,Sweden, 2011, 12 min.; The Grat Race, Kote Camacho, Spain, 7 min.; The Wholly Family, Terry Gilliam, Italy, 2011, 20 min.

EFA 2 -  116 min., Frozen Stories, Grzegorz Jaroszuk, Poland, 2011, 26 min.; Hypercrisis, Josef Dabernig, Austria, 2011, 17 min.; Incident by the Bank, Ruben Ostlund, Sweden, 2011, 12 min.; Sundays,Valery Rosier, Belgium, 2011, 16 min.; The Unliving, Hugo Lilja, Sweden, 2011, 28 min.; The Wolves, Alberto De Michele, Italy/Netherlands, 2011, 17 min.

-     SC1-  (103 min.) - Insignificant Details of the Accidental Episode, Mikhail Mestetsky, Russia, 2012; 28 min.; Whore, Dmitry Suvorov, Russia; 2012; 23 min.; Let our lives continue in others, Georgy Molodtsov,  Russia, 2011; 29 min.; Save and Keep, Olga Shungina-Moskalenko, Ukraine, 2012; 14 min.; Cradle of Destiny, Serhiy Siliava,  Ukraine, 2011, 8 min.

-     SC2 (100 min.) - Armaginden, Philipp Kaessbohrer, Germany, 2011, 23 min.; Last day of Loro Shestani,  Sokol keraj, Albania/Romania/Colombia/Bulgaria; 2012, 30 min.; White Square, Ivan Pavljutskov, Estonia, 2012; 17 min; Sacha the bear, Henri Desaunay, France, 2012; 12 min; On the Beach, Marie-Elsa Sgualdo, Switzerland, 2012; 17 min.

-     SC3 (115 min.) - Grandmothers, Afarin Eghbal, UK, 2011; 9 min.;  Pitch Black Heist, John Maclean, UK, 2012; 14 min.; The Curse, Fyzal Boulifa, UK, 2012; 16 min; Paparazzi, Piotr Bernas, Poland, 2011; 33 min.; Three days of Freedom, Lukasz  Borowski, Poland, 2011; 27 min.; Willy, Bartosz Kruhlik, Poland, 2011; 15 min.

-     SC4 (135 min.) - Blames and Flames, Mohammadreza Farzad, Iran, 2011; 24 min.; Born of human, Mazdak Mirabedini, Iran, 2011; 24 min.; Dog Leash, Eti Tsitsko, Israel, 2012; 26 min.; Silent River, Anca Miruna Lazarescu, Romania/Germany, 2011; 30 min; White Blood, Khayam Abdullayev, Elmaddin Aliyev, Azerbaijan, 2012; 14 min.; Beacon, Fariz Ahmedov, Azerbaijan, 2012; 16 min.

-     SC5 -  Before Two Weeks, Papuna Mosidze, Georgia, 2011; 28 min.; Black Mulberry, Gabriel Razmadze, Georgia, 2012; 22 min.; Carrot Soup, Salome Sagaradze, Georgia, 2012; 6 min.; Most Precious, Soso Bliadze, Georgia, 2012; 28 min.; Watermelon, Tato Kotetishvili, Georgia, 2012; 11 min.;

 

 

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13.9.2012

Bela Tarr was added to the list of honorary guests of BIAFF 2012

 Legendary film maker from hungary, Bela Tarr was added to the list of honorary...

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Legendary film maker from hungary, Bela Tarr was added to the list of honorary guests of BIAFF 2012. 

Bela Tarr will held masterclass on 22 September  in the hotel Radisson Blue Batumi, after which will be shown his last masterpiece TURINE HORSE, which was premiered at Berlinale Film Festival in 2011 and recieved Jury Grand Prix. 

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11.9.2012

"Holy Motors" by Leos Carax will be screened at BIAFF festival

One of the best  film  of 2012, "Holy Motors" by Leos Carax will be...

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One of the best  film  of 2012, "Holy Motors" by Leos Carax will be screened at BIAFF festival in Master Collection section.   

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10.9.2012

BIAFF management announce full list of films of BIAFF 2012 program

Batumi 7th International Art-House Film Festival (BIAFF), 16-23 September 2012.BIAFF was established in 2006....

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Batumi 7th International Art-House Film Festival (BIAFF), 16-23 September 2012.

BIAFF was established in 2006. The founder and organizer – Batumi Art-house “ARGANI”, official partner – Batumi City Hall.

 

BIAFF management announce full list of films of BIAFF 2012 program:

 

OPENING FILM - Battle of Warsawa 1920, Jerzy Hoffman, Poland, 2011; 112 min.

 

International Competition - Feature Films Section

  1. Almost Man, Martin Lund, Norway, 2012; 80 min.
  2. Beyond the Hill, Emin Alper, Turkey, 2012; 94 min.
  3. Broken, Rufus Norris, UK, 2012; 90 min.
  4. Chicken with Plums, Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud, France/Belgium/Germany, 2011; 93 min.
  5. House with Turret, Eva Neyman, Ukraine, 2012; 81 min. 
  6. In Darkness, Agnieszka Holland, Poland, 2011; 147 min.
  7. In the Fog, Sergei Loznitsa, Germany/Netherlands/Belarus/ Russia/Latvia, 2012; 127 min.
  8. Lonely Island, Peeter Sim, Estonia/Belarus/Germany, 2012; 100 min.
  9. The Last Step, Ali Mosaffa, Iran, 2012; 88 min.

 

International Competition - Documentary Films Section

  1. Argentinian Lessons, Wojciech Staron, Poland, 2011;  56 min.
  2. Back to the Square, Peter Lom, Norway/Canada, 2012; 83 min.
  3. Canned Dreams, Katja Gauriloff, Finland, 2012; 81 min. 
  4. La Bela Vista, Alicia Cano, Uruguay/Germany, 2012; 63 min.
  5. My Home, Mohsen Amirosafiri, Iran, 2012; 49 min.
  6. Nachman, Alexander Shapiro, Ukraine, 2012; 41 min.
  7. Noseland, Aleksey Igudesman, Austria, 2012; 82 min.
  8. Reluctant Revolution, Sean McAllister, UK/Ireland, 2012; 70 min.
  9. Special Flight, Fernand Melgar, Switzerland, 2011; 100 min.

 

International Competition – Short Films Section

  1. Before Two Weeks, Papuna Mosidze, Georgia, 2011; 28 min.
  2. Black Mulberry, Gabriel Razmadze, Georgia, 2012; 22 min.
  3. Carrot Soup, Salome Sagaradze, Georgia, 2012; 6 min.
  4. Most Precious, Soso Bliadze, Georgia, 2012; 28 min.
  5. Watermelon, Tato Kotetishvili, Georgia, 2012; 11 min.
  6. Armaginden, Philipp Kaessbohrer, Germany, 2011, 23 min.
  7. Beacon, Fariz Ahmedov, Azerbaijan, 2012; 16 min.
  8. Blames and Flames, Mohammadreza Farzad, Iran, 2011; 24 min.
  9. Born of human, Mazdak Mirabedini, Iran, 2011; 24 min.
  10. Cradle of Destiny, Serhiy Siliava,  Ukraine, 2011, 8 min.
  11. Dog Leash, Eti Tsitsko, Israel, 2012; 26 min.
  12. Grandmothers, Afarin Eghbal, UK, 2011; 9 min.
  13. Insignificant Details of the Accidental Episode, Mikhail Mestetsky, Russia, 2012; 28 min.
  14. Last day of Loro Shestani,  Sokol keraj, Albania/Romania/Colombia/Bulgaria; 2012, 30 min.          
  15. Let our lives continue in others, Georgy Molodtsov,  Russia, 2011; 29 min. 
  16. On the Beach, Marie-Elsa Sgualdo, Switzerland, 2012; 17 min.
  17. Paparazzi, Piotr Bernas, Poland, 2011; 33 min.
  18. Pitch Black Heist, John Maclean, UK, 2012; 14 min.
  19. Sacha the bear, Henri Desaunay, France, 2012; 12 min.
  20. Save and Keep, Olga Shungina-Moskalenko, Ukraine, 2012; 14 min.
  21. Silent River, Anca MirunaLazarescu, Romania/Germany, 2011; 30 min.
  22. The Curse, Fyzal Boulifa, UK, 2012; 16 min.
  23. Three days of Freedom, Lukasz  Borowski, Poland, 2011; 27 min.
  24. White Blood, Khayam Abdullayev, Elmaddin Aliyev, Azerbaijan, 2012; 14 min.
  25. White Square, Ivan Pavljutskov, Estonia, 2012; 17 min. 
  26. Whore, Dmitry Suvorov, Russia; 2012; 23 min.
  27. Willy, Bartosz Kruhlik, Poland, 2011; 15 min.

 

SILK ROAD COUNTRIES SECTION

  1. Modest Reception,  Mani Haghighi, Iran, 2012; 100 min.
  2. Future Lasts Forever,  Alper Ozcan, Turkey/Germany/France, 2012; 108 min.
  3. Bakhmaro, Salome Jashi, Georgia, 2011; 60 min.
  4. Keep Smiling, Rusudan Chkonia, Georgia; 2012; 110 min.
  5. Let’s Dream of Nature, Jenya Gorin, Russia 2012; 30 min.
  6. Stances for Keti & of waves: message to sea, Levan Tsulukidze, Georgia, 2012; 8 min.

 

MASTERS COLLECTION  

  1. Battle of Warsawa 1920, Jerzy Hoffman, Poland, 2011; 112 min.
  2. Distant, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkey, 2002; 110 min.
  3. Once upon a time in Anatolya, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkey/ Bosnia Herzegovina, 2011; 150 min.
  4. The Angel’s Share, Ken Loach, UK/ France/Belgium/Italy, 2012; 107 min.
  5. The Orange Suit,  Dariush Mehrjui, Iran, 2012; 107 min.

 

“SHORT MATTERS!”  -  European Film Academy’s Short Film Tour 

  1. Berik, Daniel Joseph Borgman, Denmark, 2011; 16 min.
  2. Derby, Paul Negoescu, Romania, 2011; 15 min.
  3. Hypercrisis, Josef Dabernig, Austria, 2011; 17 min.
  4. Incident by the Bank, Ruben Ostlund, Sweden, 2011; 12 min.
  5. Jessi, Mariejosephin Schneider, Germany, 2011; 31 min.
  6. Little Children, Big Words, Lisa James Larsson, Sweden, 2011; 12 min.
  7. Frozen Stories, Grzegorz Jaroszuk, Poland, 2011; 26 min.
  8. Sundays, Valery Rosier, Belgium, 2011; 16 min.
  9. The Great Race, Kote Camacho, Spain, 2011; 7 min.
  10. The Unliving, Hugo Lilja, Sweden, 2011; 28 min.
  11. The Wholly Family, Terry Gilliam, Italy, 2011;  20 min.
  12. The Wolves, Alberto De Michele, Italy/Netherlands, 2011;  17 mi

 

Croatian SHORTS 

  1. Dirty Little Bubbles, Ivan Livaković,  Croatia, 2009 ; 12 min.
  2. First Lady of Dubrava, Barbara Vekarić, Croatia, 2011; 20 min.  
  3. Then I see Tanja,  Juraj Lerotić, Croatia, 2010; 34 min.
  4. Why Elephants? Marko Meštrović, Croatia, 2012; 8 min

 

CAUCADOC  PROGRAM 

  1. The Silence of Peleshian, Pietro Marcello, Italy,  2011; 52 min.
  2. The Mouth of the Wolf, Pietro Marcello, Italy,  2009; 76 min.

 

 

Festival Sponsors - Company “Airzena”, Batumi International Container Terminal, Hotel Radisson Blue Batumi, fund “Open Society – Georgia”

Festival Supporters – Polish Film Institute, British Council, ­­­HQ propaganda, Singular Group, Tour Company “Wonderland”, Cinema APOLO, Iveria Beach Café, Grand Grill, Sinatra Café, Facebook Cafe

Festival General Media Partner -  Georgian Public Broadcaster and PIK TV

Festival Media Partners - Radio Fortuna / Fortuna +, Palitra Media, Adajra Tv, Artarea TV, STYLE  TV (www.style-tv.ru), Magazine – “Reiting”, “Bomond”, “Tbilisi OUT”, Newspaper “Georgia Today”. Online agencies – “Interpressnews” (www.ipn.ge), Publisity Group (www.publicity.ge) , Film New Euorpe (www.filmneweurope.com)

 

For general info abut festival contactinfo@biaff.org

For accreditationpress@biaff.org

News about festival will be published on our web-page (www.biaff.org) as well as on Facebook page – www.facebook.com/biaffbatumi

 

 

 

 

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5.9.2012

BIAFF 2012 „INDUSTRRY MEETINGS“

 Batumi 7th International Art-House Film Festival (BIAFF) will take place during 16-23 September 2012....

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Batumi 7th International Art-House Film Festival (BIAFF) will take place during 16-23 September 2012. BIAFF was established in 2006. The founder and organizer – Batumi Art-House “ARGANI”, official partner – Batumi City Hall.

Festival Venues – Cinema APOLO, Ballroom of Radisson Blue Batumi.

During BIAFF 2011, by supporting Georgian National film Centre was organized “BIAFF INDUSTRRY MEETING” in which participated European film Academy, fund of H. Bals (Rotterdam film festival), EAVE, film institute of Poland, representatives and producers of A. Wajda School.

On BIAFF 2012 “BIAFF INDUSTRY MEETING” continues and will take place during 21-22 September. In this days will be organized “Polish-Georgian” and “Turkish-Georgian” meetings, during which is planned visits of  5-6 producers/directors from Poland and 8 producers/directors from Turkey. Meeting will by attended also by the representatives of Ministry of Education, Culture and sports of autonomous republic of Adjara, who will present “Regional Film fund of Adjara”, Georgian Film Centre and Polish Film Institute (PISF).

 

Major goal of “BIAFF 2012 INDUSTRY MEETING”   is to improve cooperation and networking of Polish and Turkish producers with Georgian directors and producers with the purpose of making joint projects. We choose Poland and Turkey, as important countries to improve co-production in cinema sector. The participants can make familiar with film production financing, co-production process in Poland, Turkey and Georgia, financial remedies, co-production opportunities, determine perspectives of future cooperation and share practice in European co-production. also will be summarized opinions of participants about future meetings and additional components (ex: pitching).

BIAFF management is going to make the Polish-Georgian and Georgian-Turkish meetings annual one (in future may be added Ukraine) and to attract supporters/funds from  In BIAFF is planning this regard from Georgian, Polish and Turkish side. Under “BIAFF INDUSTRRY MEETING” can be developed the platform (can be added “pitching” for film projects), which will improve effective co-operation and co-production between 3 countries (and from next year may be including Ukraine).

 

From Polish side will be presented - Radosław Piwowarski (producer/director), Ryszard Brylski (director), Krzysztof Kopczynski (EUREKA MEDIA Ltd), Anna Wydra (OTTER FILMS), jerzy Sladkowsk (producer, representative of Polish film institute). 

From Turkish side meeting will attend - Guner Gulen-Yalan Dunya Film Yapim Ltd.,       Alper Ozcan- NAR Film, Huseyin Karabey, Asi Film, Daghan Celayir, Filmpark, Tolga Esmer- Sinefilm, Bertrand Glosset - Caravan Film, Derya Tarim- Lacivert Film, Dervis Zaim- producer, Enis Kostepen - Bulut Films, Guillaume Deseille - Arizona Films (France).

 

All parties, interested to participate in “BIAFF 2012 INDUSTRRY MEETINGS”   can contact us on email – info@biaff.org

On BIAFF 2012, beside interesting films and “BIAFF 2012 INDUSTRRY MEETINGS” is planned master classes/meetings with following directors:

-      Jerzzy Hoffman (Poland);

-      Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Turkey);

-      Eldar Shengelaia (Georgia); 

-      Sean McAlister (UK);

-      Pietro Marcello (Italy) – CAUCADOC project.

 

Festival Sponsors – Company “Airzena”, Batumi International Container Terminal, Hotel Radisson Blue Batumi, Fund “Open Society – Georgia”.

Festival Supporters – Polish Film Institute, British Council, HQ propaganda, Singular Group, Tour Company “Wonderland”, Cinema APOLO , World Hotel, Royal Hotel, Iveria Beach Café, Grand Grill Restaurant

Festival General Media Partner – Georgian Public Broadcaster and PIK TV.

Festival Media Partners – Radio Fortuna/Fortuna+, Palitra Media, Adjara TV, Artarea TV, STYLE TV (www.style-tv.ru), Magazine – “Reiting”, “Bomond”, “Tbilisi OUT”, Newspaper “Georgia Today”. Online agencies – “Interpressnews” (www.ipn.ge), Publicity Group (www.publicity.ge), Film New Europe (www.filmneweurope.com).

 

For general info abut festival contactinfo@biaff.org

For accreditationpress@biaff.org

News about festival will be published on our web-page (www.biaff.org) as well as on Facebook page – www.facebook.com/biaffbatumi

 

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3.9.2012

BIAFF 2012 - Jury and Program of International Feature films competition section

 Batumi 7th International Art-House Film Festival (BIAFF), 16-23 September 2012.BIAFF was established in 2006....

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Batumi 7th International Art-House Film Festival (BIAFF), 16-23 September 2012.

BIAFF was established in 2006. The founder and organizer – Batumi Art-house “ARGANI”, official partner – Batumi City Hall.

 

Festival Venues – Cinema Apolo, Ballroom of Radisson Blue Batumi

 

BIAFF 2012 Jury of International Feature films competition section   

  1.  Chairman  - Eldar Shengelaia, Georgia  
  2. Sergei Lavrentiev, Russia
  3. Nick Holdsworth, UK      
  4. Gyorgy Palfi, Hungary
  5. Ryszard Brylski, Poland    

 

BIAFF 2012  Program of International Feature films competition section   

1.         Almost Man, Martin Lund, Norway, 2012; 80 min.

2.         Beyond the Hills, Turkey,  Emin Alper, Turkey, 2012; 94 min. 

3.         Broken, Rufus Norris, UK, 2012; 90 min.

4.         Chicken with Plums, by  Marjane Satrapi/Vincent Paronnaud, France/Belgium/Germany, 2011; 93 min.

5.         House on Bashenky by Eva Neyman, Ukraine, 2012; 81 min.  

6.         In Darkness, Agnieszka Holland, Poland, 2011; 147 min.

7.  In the Fog by Sergei  Loznitsa, Germany/Netherlands/Belarus/ Russia/Latvia, 2012; 127 min.

8.    Lonely Island, by Peeter Sim, Estonia/Belarus/Germany, 2012; 100 min.

9.   The Last Step by Ali Mosaffa, Iran, 2012; 88 min.

 

Festival Sponsors - Company “Airzena”, Batumi International Container Terminal, Hotel Radisson Blue Batumi, fund “Open Society – Georgia”

Festival Supporters –Polish Film Institute, British Council, ­­­HQ propaganda, Singular Group, Tour Company “Wonderland”, Cinema APOLO

Festival General Media Partner -  Georgian Public Broadcaster and PIK TV

Festival Media Partners - Radio Fortuna / Fortuna +, Palitra Media, Adajra Tv, Artarea TV, STYLE  TV (www.style-tv.ru), Magazine – “Reiting”, “Bomond”, “Tbilisi OUT”, Newspaper “Georgia Today”. Online agencies – “Interpressnews” (www.ipn.ge), Publisity Group (www.publicity.ge) , Film New Euorpe (www.filmneweurope.com)

 

 

For general info about festival contact - info@biaff.org

For accreditation  -  press@biaff.org

 

News about festival will be published on our web-page (www.biaff.org) as well as on Facebook page - www.facebook.com/BIAFFBATUMI

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30.8.2012

BIAFF 2012 Doc Films Competition section program and Jury announced

BIAFF 2012  Doc Films Competition section program and Jury   announced Batumi 7th International Art-House Film...

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BIAFF 2012  Doc Films Competition section program and Jury   announced

 

Batumi 7th International Art-House Film Festival (BIAFF), 16-23 September 2012.

BIAFF was established in 2006. The founder and organizer – Batumi Art-house “ARGANI”, official partner – Batumi City Hall.

Festival Supporters – fund “Open Society – Georgia”, Polish Film Institute, British Council, Company “Airzena”, Batumi International Container Terminal.

Festival General Media Partner -  Georgian Public Broadcaster and PIK TV

Festival Media Partners - Radio Fortuna / Fortuna +, Palitra Media, Adajra Tv, Artarea TV,STYLE  TV (www.style-tv.ru), Magazine – “Reiting”, “Bomond”, “Tbilisi OUT”, Newspaper “Georgia Today”. Online agencies – “Interpressnews” (www.ipn.ge), Publisity Group (www.publicity.ge)  

 

Batumi International Art-House Film Festival (BIAFF) is being held annually in Batumi and is one of the major cultural events Georgia.  Among the honorary guests of festival were – Krzysztof Zanussi, Jerzy Radziwiłowicz, Jerzy Stuhr, Zbigniew Rybczyński (Poland), Jos Stelling (Netherlands), Otar Iosseliani, Mikheil Kobakhidze, Nino Kirtadze (France/Georgia), Nana Jorjadze, Irakli Kvirikadze (Georgia), Manijeh Hekmat, Dariush Mehrjui, Mohsen Amir Yousefi, Abbas Kiarostami, Ramtin Lavafipour (Iran), Paweł Pawlikowski (UK/Poland), Sidiqq Barmak (Afganistan) etc.

 

In this year BIAFF program will be presented in different sections with almost 40 full-length films and 40 short length films from 20-22 countries.

 

BIAFF management already arranged choosing of festival’s short length film international competition Jury and short length films.

 

 

BIAFF 2012 Doc films competition Jury:

  1. The head of the Jury -  Radosław Piwowarski (Poland)
  2. Fardin Sahebzamani, Iran
  3. Guner Guler, Turkey
  4. Sergey Bukovsky, Ukraine
  5. Nino Orjonikidze , Georgia

 

BIAFF 2012 Doc Films competition section:

 

1.         Argentinian Lessons, Wojciech Staron Poland, 2011;  56 min.

2.         Back to the Square, by Peter Lom, Norway/Canada, 2012; 83 min.

3.         Canned Dreams, by Katja Gauriloff, Finland, 2012; 81 min. 

4.         La Bela Vista, by Alicia Cano, Uruguay/Germany, 2012; 63 min.

5.         My Home, Mohsen Amirosafiri, Iran, 2012; 49 min.

6.         Nachman, Alexander Shapiro, Ukraine, 2012; 41 min.

7.         Noseland, Aleksey Igudesman, Austria, 2012; 82 min.

8.         Reluctant Revolution, Sean McAllister, UK/Ireland, 2012; 70 min.

9.         Special Flight, Fernand Melgar, Switzerland, 2011; 100 min.

 

 

For general info about festival contact - info@biaff.org

For media  accreditation  -  press@biaff.org

 

News about festival will be published on our web-page (www.biaff.org) and also on Facebook page - www.facebook.com/BIAFFBATUMI

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23.8.2012

BIAFF 2012 Short films section Jury and program announced

 Batumi 7th International Art-House Film Festival (BIAFF), 16-23 September 2012. BIAFF was established in 2006....

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Batumi 7th International Art-House Film Festival (BIAFF), 16-23 September 2012. 
BIAFF was established in 2006. The founder and organizer – Batumi Art-house “ARGANI”, official partner – Batumi City Hall.

 
Festival Supporters – “Open Society – Georgia” Fund, Polish Film Institute, British Council, “Airzena”, Batumi International Container Terminal.

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Batumi International Art-House Film Festival (BIAFF) is being held annually in Batumi and is one of the major cultural events Georgia.Among the honorary guests of festival were – Krzysztof Zanussi, Jerzy Radziwiłowicz, Jerzy Stuhr, Zbigniew Rybczyński (Poland), Jos Stelling (Netherlands), Otar Iosseliani, Mikheil Kobakhidze, Nino Kirtadze (France/Georgia), Nana Jorjadze, Irakli Kvirikadze (Georgia), Manijeh Hekmat, Dariush Mehrjui, Mohsen Amir Yousefi, Abbas Kiarostami, Ramtin Lavafipour (Iran), Paweł Pawlikowski (UK/Poland), Sidiqq Barmak (Afganistan) etc.

 
This year BIAFF program present 40 full-length films and 40 short length films from 20-22 countries.
BIAFF has chosen the members of Short film international Jury and short length films for the competition.

In this year BIAFF program will be presented in different sections with almost 40 full-length films and 40 short length films from 20-22 countries.

BIAFF management already arranged choosing of festival’s short length film international competition Jury and short length films.

 

BIAFF 2012 short length films competition Jury:

  1. The head of the Jury -  Sitora Alieva, Russia  
  2. Krzysztof Kopczynski, Poland    
  3. Irina  Romanchenko, Ukraine
  4. Michal Klimkiewicz, Poland
  5. Dato Janelidze, Georgia

 

BIAFF 2012 short length films competition section:

 

  1. Before Two Weeks, Papuna Mosidze, Georgia, 2011; 28 min.
  2. Black Mulberry, Georgia, 2012; 22 min.
  3. Carrot Soup, Salome Sagaradze, 2012; 6 min.
  4. Most Precious, Soso Bliadze, Georgia, 2012; 28 min.
  5. Watermelon, Tato Kotetishvili, Georgia, 2012; 11 min.
  6. The last day of Loro Shestani,  by Sokol keraj, Albania/Romania/Colombia/Bulgaria; 2012, 30 min.          
  7. Beacon, Fariz Ahmedov, Azerbaijan, 2012;
  8. White Blood, Khayyam Abdullayev & Elmaddin Aliyev, Azerbaijan, 2012; 14 min.
  9. White Quadrant, by Ivan Pavljutskov, Estonia, 2012; 17,24 min. 
  10. Sacha the bear, Henri Desaunay, France, 2012; 12 min.
  11. Silent River, by Anca Miruna Lazarescu, Romania/Germany, 2011; 30 min.
  12. Dog Leash, Eti Tsitsko, Israel, 2012; 26 min.
  13. Born of human, by Mazdak Mirabedini, Iran, 2011; 24 min.
  14. Blames and Flames, Iran, 2011; 24 min.
  15. Paparazi, Piotr Bernas, Poland, 2011; 33 min.
  16. Three days of Freedom, Lukasz  Borowski, Poland, 2011; 27 min.
  17. Willy, Bartosz Kruhlik, Poland, 2011; 15 min.
  18. On the Beach, Marie-Elsa Sgualdo, Switzerland, 2012; 17 min.
  19. Let our lives continue in others, by Georgy Molodtsov,  Russia, 2012; 29 min. 
  20. Train, Mikhail Mestetsky, Russia, 2012; 28 min.
  21. Whore, Dmitry Suvorov, Russia; 2012; 23 min.
  22. Cradle of Destiny,  Ukraine, 2012
  23. Save and Keep, Olga Shungina-Moskalenko, Ukraine, 2012;
  24. The Curse, Fyzal Boulifa, UK, 2012; 17 min.
  25. Grandmothers, UK, 2011; 9 min.
  26. Pitch Black Heist, John Maclean, UK, 2012; 13 min. 

 

 

European Film Academy program  „SHORT MATTERS! - Short  films collection

 

  1. BERIK by Daniel Joseph Borgman (Denmark, 16 min, fiction)
  2. DERBY by Paul Negoescu (Romania, 15 min, fiction)
  3. HYPERCRISIS by Josef Dabernig (Austria, 17 min, experimental)
  4. INCIDENT BY A BANK  by Ruben Ostlund (Sweden, 12 min, fiction)
  5. JESSI by Mariejosephin Schneider (Germany, 31 min, fiction)
  6. LITTLE CHILDREN, BIG WORDS  by Lisa James Larsson, (Sweden, 12 min, fiction)
  7. OPOWIEŚCI Z CHŁODNI   by Grzegorz Jaroszuk (Poland, 26 min, fiction)
  8. OUT   by Roee Rosen (Israel, 35 min, fiction)
  9. SUNDAYS   by Valery Rosier (Belgium, 16 min, fiction)
  10. THE GREAT RACE  ) by Kote Camacho (Spain, 7 min, fiction)
  11. THE UNLIVING   by Hugo Lilja (Sweden, 28 min, fiction)
  12. THE WHOLLY FAMILY by Terry Gilliam (Italy, 20 min, fiction)
  13. THE WOLVES   by Alberto De Michele (Italy/the Netherlands, 17 min, documentary)

 

For general info about festival contact - info@biaff.org

For accreditation  -  press@biaff.org

 

News about festival will be published on our web-page (www.biaff.org) and also on Facebook page - www.facebook.com/BIAFFBATUMI

 

 

 

 

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5.8.2012

Call for Applications – “KINO FUTURES WORKSHOPS: BIAFF GEORGIA”

 Postcode Films and BIAFF are very excited to announce the launch of Kino Futures.Developed...

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Postcode Films and BIAFF are very excited to announce the launch of Kino Futures.

Developed in partnership with the British Council, Kino Futures is a series of documentary workshops in the Black Sea region, aiming to engage and develop the talents of young filmmakers, as well as create a series of film ‘postcards’ that will be relayed throughout the region and internationally.

The project will begin this year at the Batumi Art House Film Festival in Georgia, in September 2012, where the workshops will be led by Elhum Shakerifar, Ed Owles, and will include master-classes with award-winning British filmmaker Sean McAllister.

We will work with 3 groups to produce short films during the week. Each group will be made up of 4 people (film makers, script-writer, camera man) who will work together to produce a short film and benefit from the in depth support of facilitators on areas including production, pitching and editing. Please note that workshops will be in English. Applications from individuals as well as groups of 4 will be accepted – if applying as an individual, you will be put into a group of 4 with whom you will work to be a short film.

 

CALL FOR PROJECTS

Participants are invited to apply to take part in KINO FUTURES, application are open until the 20th August 2012. Selections will be announced by 28th August. 

Workshops will take place between 17th and 22nd September 2012, during the BIAFF in Batumi. Some preparatory sessions will be held online before the workshop.


Who can participate -  Young  film makers and students of film schools from Georgia

PARTICIPATION is free of charge ! 

 

APPLY TO BE PART OF KINO FUTURES

-      Name

-      Age

-      Background in film, including role in film

-      Other relevant points or work

-      Filmography to date

-      What do you expect to get out of this workshop?

 

Idea for a FILM POSTCARD

What we mean by ‘Film Postcard’ is an idea for the short film that will be produced during the week, and will become part of the film relay that will next travel to Ukraine. Postcode Films often works to build portraits of people and places, and we encourage filmmakers to make films about things that are new to them. Suggestions could be to go to an area you don’t know, speak to a community member that you’ve heard about but never met, etc. We are keen to you to tell a story about life in Georgia, in however big or small a way. This is the place to tell us your thoughts on what your film ‘postcard’ to Ukraine would be – both the story, and the style!

 

Please send your applications back to: submission@biaff.org  by 20th August 2013

Selected participants will be notified by 28th August 2013

 

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30.7.2012

BIAFF Summer film school started

Batumi art house “Argani”/BIAFF International Film Festival started  BIAFF summer film school which is...

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Batumi art house “Argani”/BIAFF International Film Festival started  BIAFF summer film school which is held in Batumi during 28 July – 3 August, 2012.

 

Supporters -   “Open Society – Georgia Foundation” and Ministry of Batumi Education, Culture and Sport.

Partners - Batumi Art University, Shote Rustaveli state University of Theater and Cinema.

 

 Information about BIAFF Summer Film school 2012

 

Place and timing -  Batumi,  28 July – 3 August,  2012;  6 days, 7 hours per day.

The theme of summer school in 2012 –“Script Development”

Invited trainer - Mr. Paul Cronin (London Film school). The information about trainer -http://www.lfs.org.uk/courses/workshops/directing/wsdir03/index.php

 

The participants:   22 participants (Batumi and Tbilisi based young film makers). For selection purposes call for application was announced via BIAFF web-site, Facebook page, partners’ networks etc. During the selection BIAFF management used the following selection criteria:

- Previous films

- The film project or script idea for development

- Motivation letter

- Recommendation Letters

 

Format of training - The summer school will incorporate in itself the training and discussions/analyses of practical cases. It will involves theoretical part, detailed/practice oriented lectures and combinations of practical work/case studies, review participants’ scripts etc.

 

The outline of workshop -  “Mackendrick on Film” (See for more detailed information http://www.thestickingplace.com/film/films/mackendrick-on-film/study-sheets-pdf )

Mackendrick on Film is an educational project constructed around British film director Alexander Mackendrick‘s legendary teachings on cinema, and takes as its starting point his book On Film-Making: An Introduction to the Craft of the Director, a 300-page collection of writings and sketches, edited by Paul Cronin with a foreword by Martin Scorsese.

Structured into nine parts, the project is based on Mackendrick’s book On Film-Making: An Introduction to the Craft of the Director and is designed to be a self-contained introduction to film-making. Constantly being re-worked, fine-tuned and augmented, Mackendrick on Film (flyer here) has been seen at colleges and festivals worldwide, including NYUUCLAUSCCalArts, theUniversity of London and the Tribeca Film Festival, as well as the Directors Guild of Great Britain and the Binger Filmlab in Amsterdam. Mackendrick on Film is also screened regularly at the London Film School. A version has also been prepared for film festivals.  

 

 

BIAFF Summer Film School Future Plans

In next years through BIAFF contacts and partner network we consider involvement of some Georgian and foreign film makers such as - Jos Stelling (Netherlands), Zbygnev Rybchinski (Poland), Nino KIrtadze (Georgia / France), Abbas Kiarostami (Iran), Krzystof Zanussi (Poland) etc.

For long term perspectives we consider cooperation opportunities with some film schools in Poland, Turkey, UK, USA etc.  Our partner network will provide necessary support in this. As well as we will work to attract the potential sponsors, funds etc. for further development of BIAFF summer film school.

 

BIAFF summer school participants also can have opportunity to come to BIAFF festival and network with attending film producers, industry representatives to promote to them their film projects at  BIAFF “INDUSTRY MEETINGS”.  As well as BIAFF will be assisting them in networking within cinema/film festival industry and providing additional informational support about existing opportunities of film project development.

 

 

 BIAFF Summer Film School 2012 -  List of Participants

 

Name

   University  / Organization

Vakhtang Jajanidze

Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film State University   

Ana Urushadze 

Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film State University   

Giorgi Tkemaladze 

Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film State University   

Giorgi Mukhadze  

Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film State University   

Maria Sichanini

Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film State University   

Giorgi Bartaia

Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film State University   

Salome Vepkhvadze

Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film State University   

Shorena Tevzadze

Masters degree from Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film State University   

Mariam Khachvani  

Graduate of Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film State University   

Kote Abdushelashvili

Graduate of Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film State University   

Tamta Gabrichidze 

Graduate of Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA), Caucasus School of  Journalism

 

Tsira Gvasalia 

Graduate of Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA), Caucasus School of  Journalism

 

Tamar Poladashvili 

Graduate of Tbilisi Iv. Javakhishvili State University Faculty of Journalism

Natia Nikolashvili

Graduate of Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film State University   

Keti Natsvlishvili

Ivane Javaxishvili Tbilisi State University 

Keti Takidze

Batumi Art University

Suzi Volodyan

Batumi Art University 

Erekle Sigua

Batumi Art University 

Manana Beridze

Batumi Art University 

Nino Gordeladze

Graduate of NUCINE School of Cinema (Valencia, Spain) 

Giorgi Ugrelidze

Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film State University  

Giorgi Gogiberidze

Film Director, BIAFF festival director

 


 

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23.7.2012

BIAFF closes application for Bloggers Workshop

BIAFF will close application for Bloggers Workshop and Blogger competition at BIAFF 2012 on...

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BIAFF will close application for Bloggers Workshop and Blogger competition at BIAFF 2012 on 25 July. 

 

The selected bloggers who will take part in 2 day workshop and BIAFF blogger competition organized by BIAFF through support of Open Society Fund / OSGF will be announced by 5 August. 

Blogger workshop's topic will be "Importance of Social media for popularizationb of Art/Cultural Events". This will be two day workshop  conducted during BIAFF festival.  The seminar will be led by one or two major social media consultants from Georgia. The beneficiaries/participants – artists/film makers, people involved in the arts and Georgian bloggers. They will receive information on the modern trends of internet and social media marketing, focusing on events/art promotion. This seminar will have an interactive workshop where there will be an opportunity to discuss possibilities on the ways to use social media/internet tools for promotion of Batumi and Adjara regional events. 

It will be also very effective since BIAFF will be inviting approximately 20 Bloggers (most active and popular ones) to provide the coverage for BIAFF 2011 via social media (Facebook, Blogs, Twitter, etc.). They will also participate in workshop and provide their input.  

 

A competition for bloggers, announced prior to the 2012 festival, will provide bloggers the opportunity to compete to be selected as one of the top 3 bloggers for next year film festival in . The top 3 selected bloggers will be Official bloggers of BIAFF and will be invited to the  film festival as guests at BIAFF’s cost and will be involved in coordination of BIAFF / BAHA  web-blog 

 

For information contact us:

Zviad Eliziani  - E-mail: info@biaff.org; Mob:574 482 181 

Gocha Gabodze- E-mail: gabo@gabo.ge;  Mob: 598 359 050

 

 

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15.7.2012

BIAFF management attended international film festivals

BIAFF management in July  attended 2 international film festivals – Karlovy Vary International Film...

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BIAFF management in July  attended 2 international film festivals – Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (www.kviff.com) and Golden Apricot Film festival in Yerevan (www.gaiff.am).

During the festivals it was arranged interesting meetings with various film makers, producers as well as new films were seen for potential selection.  Both festival attandence was fruitful for BIAFF in terms of film selection for BIAFF 2012 program. Also, at this festivals were selected remaining Jury members for BIAFF’s international competition sections and potential guests.

Some interesting titles which will be screened at BIAFF will include:   In Darkness, Agnieszka Holland, Poland, 2011;  Living by Vasili Sigarev, Russia, 2012;  In the Fog by Sergei Loznitsa, Russia/Germany, 2012; The Last Step by Ali Mosaffa, Iran; Reluctant Revolution, Sean McAllister, UK, 2012; Back to the Square, by Peter Lom; Norway/Canda, 2012; 83 min.; Modest Reception by Mani Haghighi, Iran, 2012; The Orange Suit by Dariush Mehrjui.

BIAFF Jury memebrs will include in various sections - Sergei Lavrentiev, Russia; Nick Holdsworth, UK (Variety Magazine), Sitora Alieva, Russia, Gyorgy Palf, Hungary   etc.

Final Jury of BIAFF 2012 for International Feature, Doc and Short competitions will be finally formed by middle of August.

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27.6.2012

BIAFF Presentation – new web-site and new projects for 2012

  Batumi Art-House ARGANI/BIAFF film festival on 27 June is organizing  the presentation of BIAFF...

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Batumi Art-House ARGANI/BIAFF film festival on 27 June is organizing  the presentation of BIAFF new-web-site and outcomes of OSGF funded BIAFF institutional development project.

 

During presentation will be presented following information:

-          BIAFF new web-site and LOGO

-          BIAFF summer film school

-          BIAFF documentary workshop – joint Georgian-British Project

-          BIAFF workshop and competition for bloggers

 

Presentation venue –  USAID Democracy involvement Center, 62-64 Parnavaz Mepe Street, Batumi.

Presentation time – 13.00-14.00, 27 June, 2012

 

Contact info:

E-mail: marketing@biaff.org

www.biaff.org

www.facebook.com/biaffbatumi. www.biaffbatumi.wordpress.com

 

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27.6.2012

BIAFF Presentation – institutional development project outcomes

Batumi Art-House ARGANI/BIAFF film festival on 27 June organized  the presentation of BIAFF new-web-site...

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Batumi Art-House ARGANI/BIAFF film festival on 27 June organized  the presentation of BIAFF new-web-site and outcomes of OSGF funded BIAFF institutional development project.

 

During presentation it was presented following information:

-          BIAFF new web-site and LOGO

-          BIAFF summer film school

-          BIAFF documentary workshop – joint Georgian-British Project

-          BIAFF workshop and competition for bloggers

 

Presentation venue –  USAID Democracy involvement Center, 62-64 Parnavaz Mepe Street, Batumi.

Presentation time – 13.00-14.00, 27 June, 2012

 

Contact info:

E-mail: marketing@biaff.org

www.biaff.org

www.facebook.com/biaffbatumi. www.biaffbatumi.wordpress.com

 

 

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22.6.2012

BIAFF Summer Film School opens submission

BIAFF opens submission for BIAFF Summer Film School, which will take place during 27...

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BIAFF opens submission for BIAFF Summer Film School, which will take place during 27 July - 5 August, 2012. 

All interested persons can get necessary information and submit their application via email - submission@biaff.org

 

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15.6.2012

Submissions to BIAFF 2011 is closed

SHORT MATTERS is the European Film Academys short film tour which brings the short...

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SHORT MATTERS is the European Film Academys short film tour which brings the short films nominated for the European Film Awards to a series of film festivals across Europe and beyond to give as many audiences as possible the opportunity

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7.6.2012

BIAFF FESTIVAL OPENS SUBMISSION FOR SHORT FILMS

BIAFF film festival opens submission for short films for international Competition Section. Deadline for...

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BIAFF film festival opens submission for short films for international Competition Section. Deadline for sending the short films is till 10th of August. Selected films will be announced on 5th of September.
Requirements:

- Age: up to 35

- Genre – Short Fiction, Documentary and Animation/Experimental Films.

- Duration of the film: max 35 min.

- Shooting period - 2011 or  2012years

 

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6.6.2012

WORKSHOPS IN PHOTOGRAPHY BY BIAFF

In the framework of the project funded by“Open Society Georgia”, Batumi Art-House “Argani” organized...

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In the framework of the project funded by“Open Society Georgia”, Batumi Art-House “Argani” organized Training in photography for Batumi based photographers. Trainings was arranged by famous photographer, originally from Odessa, Ukraine and leaving in Israel. During the one week workshop local photographers could share the experience and gain theoritical and practical knowledge.

Trainer: Igor Kruter (Israel);  www.igorkruter.nl/

Thematic of the workshop: Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Commercial Photography;

Duration: 29 May– 5 June

Venue: Batumi State Art University

Number of Participants– 20photographers.

Format of the workshop:Theoretical studying with practical activities, followed by an exhibition of the participants on 5th of June. Each participant presented 2 photos taken during the workshop.

The similar workshops are quite rare in Batumi, so the interest was high from local photographers and some came even from Tbilisi. The major part of the workshop was practical photo shooting in the open air and in interior. One of the most part of training was working with studio lighting system, which is essential for commercial and Fashion photography, but quite expensive for Georgian photographers.

The workshop was very interesting and efficient for participants. At the end training participants received the awards.

Information about Trainer

Igor Kruter-Photographer, mostly working in commercial photography. He was born in 1979 in Odessa, Ukraine and then in 1991 his family moved to Israel. During 2003-2007 he was studying at Art and Design Academy in Holland, since 2008 he is working with famous and scandalous photographer Erwin Olaf.

Awards:

2010 Winner "Master CUP Award", International Color Awards, USA

2010 Nominated "B&W - Spider Award", UK

2009 Winner "Tarbut", National Competition, Israёl

2009 IPA (International Photography Award), Honorable Mentions, USA

2009 PX3 (Prix de la Photographie Paris Competition), Honorable Mentions, French

2008 IPA (International Photography Award), Honorable Mentions, USA

2008 Finalist, Shots Competition, London, UK

2007 Nominated "Art Olive"- Jong Talent 07, The Netherlands

Exhibitions:

Coming soon: 2011 "Pyramida", Contemporary Art Center, Haifa, Israёl

2010 FotoLoft gallery, Winzavod, Moscow, Russia

2010 Dutch Art Now,The National Arts Club, New York City, USA

2010 Realizme 10, Amsterdam, The

2009 Eduard Planting Fine Art Photographs, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2008 Millionaire Fair, rep. Moscow, Russia

2008 LAK-galerie, Universiteit Leiden, Leiden, The Netherlands

2008 Extravaganza, Manege, Moscow, Russia

2008 RH-08, Grote Kerk, Breda, The Netherlands

2008 International Biennale for Young Art, Contemporary Art Center: "Winzavod", Moscow, Russia

2008 RadboudUniversiteit, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

2007 Domstad, Utrecht, The Netherlands

2007 Gallery Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

2007 Gallery Newuntitled, Venlo, The Netherlands

2007 Theater aan de Rijn, Arnhem, The Netherlands

2006 Gallery Magenta, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

2006 Foto-Lux, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

2003 The Marc Chagall Artists’ House, Haifa, Israel

 

 Contact Information:

E-mail: marketing@biaff.org 

Mob: 599-482181

Internet: http://www.biaff.org www.facebook.com/biaffbatumi http://www.biaffbatumi.wordpress.com www.twitter.com/biaffbatumi 

www.youtube.com/biaffbatumi 

 

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26.5.2012

"FRENCH CINEMA CLUB" - PROJECT OF BIAFF AND Partners

Batumi Art House “Argani”/BIAFF Batumi International Art-house Film Festival together with “French Institute” and...

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Batumi Art House “Argani”/BIAFF Batumi International Art-house Film Festival together with “French Institute” and Batumi State University started new project “French Cinema Club” in Batumi. The presentation of this project was held on 25 of May, 2012 at 18:30 at Batumi State University.

At presentation project partners explained the project goals, format/schedule of film screenings etc.The representatives of BIAFF, “French Institute”, Batumi State University and the students attended the presentation.  After the presentation four short-length French films were screened.

Film screenings will be held twice per month, on thursday evening at Batumi State University in the room #238. The screenings will be followed by discussion about the films.

 

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6.5.2012

Perspective of Film Industry and Film Festival in Adjara Region

In the framework of the project funded by“Open Society Georgia”, Batumi Art-House “Argani” during...

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In the framework of the project funded by“Open Society Georgia”, Batumi Art-House “Argani” during 4-5 May, organized Film Industry Stakeholder meetingin Batumi. The participants of the meeting were: BIAFF Film Festival (Organizer), Georgian National Film Center, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of A.R, Batumi City Hall, The Organizers of the different cultural events in Batumi (Animation Festival “Topuzi”, New Wave Rock Festival and etc.), Batumi Art University, Film Directors, Producers, International Organisations – OSF/”Open Society Georgia”. British Council, French Institute and etc.

During the meeting the participants discussed the perspectives of developping film industry and the ways of popularizing film industry in Adjara region. Also were mentioned the problems associating  the organization of the festival etc. (for ex: technical problems, lack of movie theatres in Batumi, subtitling, lack of professional stuff related to lack of finances)

The organizers of the meeting (BIAFF) presented the strategy of the developement of the festival and the other projects that are planned to implement with support of the government and international organizations. Some of these projects include: BIAFF summer school, which is planned to held at the end of July; BIAFF/Postdoc Films mutual British-Georgian project (with support of British Councils) – workshop in documentary film, that will take place during the festival (September, 2012); “French Cinema Club” organized with “French Institute in Georgia” and Batumi State University and etc.

During the meeting it was discussed the importance and possible forms of effective cooperation of different stakeholders – international organizations, donors, public and private sector. International organizations (British Council, French Institute, Open Society Georgia) presented information about their grant projects which are connected with culture and film industry.

 

 

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