The Batumi International Art-House Film Festival (BIAFF), was established in 2006. The goal of which is popularization of cinema, development of cultural relationship and exchange of experience between Georgian and foreign cinematographers.
The official organizer of BIAFF is "Batumi House of Art Argani”.
BIAFF is annual event and is held in the second half of September. Festival is focusing on art-house films.
Program of Film Festival:
- Competition films – documentary and feature films sections
- "Silk Road Section” – Georgia, Caucasus, Iran, Turkey, Middle Asia
- Meet the Jury – films of members of jury
- Non competitive film section – short films and animation
- Grand Prix
- Best feature film
- Best documentary film
- Best actor
- Best actress
- Jury’s special prize
- Lifetime achievement award - Georgian cinematographer
- Lifetime achievement award - Foreign cinematographer