Batumi will host XIII edition of BIAFF (Batumi Art-house Film Festival) - 08 08 2018
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XIII Batumi International Art-house Film Festival will be held in Batumi during September 16-23 September, 2018, closed film submission on 5 August. Festival organizer is "Batumi Art-house ARGANI”, official partner – Batumi City Hall.

BIAFF festival management finalized the submissions to festival. The complete program will be published by 1 September, 2018. Starting from the middle of August, BIAFF management will periodically announce the films of various sections of program.

Festival will be opened on 16 September, at Batumi State Musical Center. As a tribute to 110 anniversary of Georgian cinema during opening will be screened Georgian classical silent film "My Grandmother” (director – kote Mikaberidze) with musical accompaniment of famous Georgian pianist Dudana Mazmanishvili. Famous Georgian DoP Lomer Akhvlediani will be awarded with BIAFF special prize for contribution to cinema.

BIAFF film screenings locations:
  • -Cinema "Apollo”
  • -Hotel "Wyndham” conference hall
  • -OPEN AIR cinema at ERA Square

BIAFF festival program - consists of following sections: International Competition (Feature, Doc, Shorts), Master Collection, Georgian Panorama, Special Screenings etc.
During BIAFF 2018, in different sections will be presented around 40 full length feature and Doc films and 40 shorts films from around 35 countries.

Master classes – part of festival program are workshops and master classes organized by festival guests (film makers, producers, actors etc.).

BIAFF Prizes – festival award prizes in following nominations:
  • -Feature film competition - Grand Prix, Best Director, Best Male Actor, Best Female Actor, Jury Special prize
  • -Doc Film Competition - Best Doc , Jury Special prize
  • -Short Films Competition - Best Film, Best Director
  • -Special prizes - Award for lifetime achievement in world cinema (foreign film maker), Award for outstanding contribution in cinematography (Georgian film maker), Special prize of BIAFF committee

How to Attend BIAFF festival - Attending Film Screenings are free of charge. To attend film screenings in cinema APOLLO person should take "FREE TICKETS” (it is used for better control and access to film screenings) in cinema APOLO at BIAFF info center.

Media Accreditation – representatives of various media, can apply for accreditation via online -

Festival Supporters– Ministry of Culture of Georgia, Georgian National Film Center, Ministry of Cultura of Ajara AR, Tourism Department of Ajara AR, National Tourism Agency of Georgia, British Council, Goethe Institute Georgia, Embassy of Italy;

Festival Sponsors – Hotel Wyndham Batumi, Cinema APOLLO, Hotel "Holland Hoek”, Hotel "Rcheuli”, Hotel "Mardi Plaza”, HQ propaganda, Tour Company "Wonderland”, Batumi Auto transport;

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

Contact information: Tel: 599-482181, ,
For accreditation –

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