BIAFF 2021 Closing Ceremony and Awards

 

BIAFF Film festival closing ceremony took place on 24 September, at Cinema Apollo

 

Festival Jury awarded prizes in three competition sections – Feature Films, Doc Films and Short Films.

 

BIAFF 2021 international competition section’s Jury consisting of five members – Lana Ghoghoberidze – Head of Jury (Georgia), Iryna Gordiichuk (Ukraine), Nino Meskhidze (Georgia), Keti Machavariani (Georgia), Gogi Gvakharia (Georgia) awarded the following prizes:

 

  • Grand Prix – “What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?”, Alexander Koberidze, Georgia/Germany, 2021
  • Best Film Director –  Kornel Mundruzo for film “Evolution”, Germany/Hungary, 2021 
  • Best Actress – Nutasa Kukhianidze in film “Otar’s Death” by Soso Bliadze, Georgia/Germany/Lithuania, 2021
  • Best Actor – Serhii Filimonov in film “Rhino” by Oleh Sentsov, Ukraine/Germany/Poland, 2021
  • Jury Special Mention – “Otar’s Death” by Soso Bliadze, Georgia/Germany/Lithuania, 2021 and    “Bandar Band” by Manijeh Hekmat, Iran, 2021

 

 

BIAFF 2021 Georgia Film Critics Jury consisting of - Theo Khatiashvili (Chairwoman), Nino Chimakadze, Dato Turashvili revealed the prize for best film by film critics:

 

  • Best film – “What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?”, Alexander Koberidze, Georgia/Germany, 2021

 

BIAFF 2021 Documentary Films international competition section’s Jury consisting of five members – Vakhtan Kuntsev-Gabashvili - Head of Jury (Georgia), Andrzej Slowicki (Germany), Evgenia Ostanina (Russia)

awarded the following prizes:

 

  • The Best Doc film - “1970”, Tomasz Wolski, Poland, 2021
  • Special Mentions - “Foundation Pit”, Andrey Gryazev , Russia, 2020  and  “Atlantide”, Yuri Ancarani, Italy/France/U.S./Qatar, 2021

 

 

BIAFF 2021 Short Film competition section’s Jury consisting of – Dato Janelidze (Georgia - Head of Jury), Kote Chlaidze (Georgia) and Shota Gujabidze (Georgia) awarded the following prizes:

 

  • The Best Short film – “Leopolis Night”, Nikon Romanchenko, Ukraine, 2021
  • Jury Special Mentions -  “Preparation”, Ilia Asitashvili, Georgia, 2021; “Like in Mykono”, Alessandro Porzio, Italy, 2021  & “Lili Alone”, Zou Jing, China, 2021

 

At BIAFF 2021 Industry Platform “Alternative Wave” by Istanbul film festival’s Industry Platform “Meeting on the Bridge” was selected Georgian Project – “Me, Greta”, Miranda Namicheishvili & Ani Kvichidze

 

BIAFF 2021 Life time Achievement awards for contribution to cinema was granted to:

  • Janri Lolashvili (Georgia)
  • Kakhi khutsishvili (Georgia)

 

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

Festival Sponsors – Cinema APOLLO, hotel “Divan Suites Batumi“, Tour company “Wonderland”, “Legal Consulting Centre” LLC,  Gastro Pub KINO

Festival Media Partners – Georgian Public Broadcaster, Radio Fortuna/Fortuna+, Adjara TV, Batumi TV, Publicity Group (www.publicity.ge), Film New Europe (www.filmneweurope.com), AT.GE, Newspaper BATUMELEBI, netgazeti.ge

 

 

 

Contact information:

Tel: 599-482181, info@biaff.org, For accreditation – press@biaff.org

Web: www.biaff.org, www.facebook.com/biaffbatumi

 

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