XII Batumi International Art-house Film Festival will be held in Batumi during September 17-24 September, 2017, closed film submission on 1 August. Festival organizer – “Batumi Art-house ARGANI”, official partner – Batumi City Hall.
BIAFF festival management finalized the submissions to festival. The complete program will be announced by 1 September, 2017. Starting from the middle of August, BIAFF management will periodically announce the films of various sections of program.
Festival will be opened on 17 September, at Batumi State Musical Center. The honorary guest of opening ceremony is famous Georgian composer (author of music of many Georgian films) – Gia Kancheli, who will be awarded with BIAFF special prize – for contribution to world cinema.
BIAFF film screenings locations:
BIAFF festival program - consists of following sections: International Competition (Feature, Doc, Shorts), Master Collection, Georgian Panorama, Retrospectives, EFA (European Film Academy) collection of Best European Short Films.
During BIAFF 2017, in different sections will be presented around 40 full length feature and Doc films and 40 shorts films from around 30 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:
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 - http://biaff.org/media-acreditation
Festival Sponsors – Batumi City Hall, Ministry of Culture of Georgia, Georgian National Film Center, Ministry of Cultura of Ajara AR, Hotel Wyndham Batumi
Festival Supporters – British Council, Goethe Institute Georgia, Cinema APOLLO, Hotel Rcheuli, Hotel Batumi Plaza, Tourism Department of Ajara AR, HQ propaganda, Tour Company “Wonderland”
Festival Media Partners – Radio Fortuna/Fortuna+, Adjara TV, Publicity Group (www.publicity.ge), www.newswire.ge, Film New Europe (www.filmneweurope.com), Newspaper BATUMELEBI
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