Batumi International Art-House Film Festival

Sat 1st Aug 09: Batumi International Art-House Film Festival

Batumi International Art-House Film Festival (BIAFF)

Batumi International Art-House Film Festival (BIAFF) was established in 2006. The festival organizer is Batumi Art-House ARGANI and Official Partner - Batumi city hall.

In BIAFF program each year is represented the films from around 20-22 countries. In past years among the BIAFF guests were famous film makers, actors etc., such as - Krzystof Zanussi, Jerzy Radziwilowicz, Pawel Pawlikowski, Christopher Kamyszew, Jerzy Stuhr, Witold Stok, Mohsen Amiryoussefi, Pegah Ahangarani etc. In past years was arranged retrospectives of famous film directors – Andrzej Wajda, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Eric Rohmer etc.

BIAFF dates

21-28 September, 2009
Batumi, Georgia



BIAFF PROGRAM

BIAFF consists of the following sections:
- International competition - Feature and Documentary films
- Young film makers/students competition section
- Silk Road countries section
- Master’s Collection
- Retrospectives
- Britfest Seaside
- Georgian Panorama
- Master classes


BIAFF PRIZES

BIAFF has following prizes in main competition section
- Grand Prix
- Best film director
- Best Documentary film
- Best male actor
- Best female actor
- Special prize of Jury
- Award for lifetime achievement in world cinema (foreign and Georgian film maker)
- Special prize of BIAFF committee

BIAFF has following prizes in Young film makers competition section
- Grand Prix
- Best film director
- Best female actor
- Special prize of Jury

In Young film makers competition section will be screened 30-35 short films (Feature, Doc, Animation, Experimental). Requirements:
- The age of film makers - 20- 35 year
- The length of films – maximum 35 minutes
- The films should be production of 2008 or 2009
- The screening format - DV

BIAFF has international Jury for both competition section, consisting of five persons.

DEADLINE for submission of films - 25 August, 2009


BIAFF CONTACTS
14 Haidar Abashidze Street; Batumi 6000; Georgia
Tel/Fax: +995 222 72479, Cell:+995 93 998272; +995 99 482181
E-mail: info@biaff.org

Source: Batumi International Art-House Film Festival