#letsmakebiafftogether – FUNDRAISING Campaign for BIAFF Film Festival (Georgia)

    Due to severe financial problems, caused by unexpected cut of financing from Government, the management of the film festival starts a fundraising campaign (with hashtag - #letsmakeBIAFFtogether) to support the #BIAFF festival. 

    #BIAFF film festival was founded in 2006 and during these 16 years, it established itself as a visit card of BATUMI city and the most important international event for film lovers. BIAFF was visited by many famous foreign and Georgian cinematographers. In addition to promoting the Art-house cinema it also plays a significant role in development of film sector in Georgia via its industry platform, training programs etc.   

    This year, Batumi Film Festival faces the most difficult situation in its history. All government sponsors - the Ministry of Culture of Georgia, the National Film Center of Georgia, Ministry of Culture of Adjara and Batumi City Hall, refused to finance BIAFF film festival without any clear and logical arguments, regardless the fact that BIAFF provided all necessary documentations (as it was done in previous years too).  It somehow is in line with current repressive cultural policy in Georgia.

    BIAFF festival management succeeded to secure some financing from several embassies as well as to negotiate with film producers and sales companies to get films for free. But to held the festival it is important to have some minimum budget (to cover cinema rent, logistics etc).

    Accordingly, BIAFF management started FUNDRAISING campaign supporting the #BIAFF film festival – and it address international Film community and festival circle, to provide support to independent film festival which each year manages to create the festive platform for all cinema lovers in Batumi and promotes independent filmmakers,

    #let's make BIAFF together -   We are sure that we will be able to collect necessary minimum budget (at least 10,000-15,000 EUR) from the audience, our festival friends and cinema lovers from around the world

    Information on how you can help #BIAFF

    To donate money for support the #BIAFF Film Festival, any of the following methods: 

    1. Online Fundraising platform GOFUNDME – https://www.gofundme.com/f/biaff-batumi-film-festival-facing-harsh-issues– here you can make donation easily by VISA/MASTERCARD  
    1. Online Fundraising platform – https://fundraiser.ge/biaff– here you can do registration via FACEBOOK account in few seconds and make donation easily by VISA/MASTERCARD  (issued by any country) 
    1. PAYPAL transfer – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    1. Bank account
      Bank of Georgia, SWIFT: BAGAGE22; 29a Gagarin street, Tbilisi 0160, Georgia
      Beneficiary – Batumi Art-house ARGANI
      Account Number - GE50BG0000000340922900
      - Be sure to write "donation" in payment subject
    1. Crypto / crypto account - you can use one of the options to transfer crypto:
      USDT - TS4peK914jrCeV41tgbq1wDzLx81TYFRSP
      MATIC - 0x44fa17ee7a5ffb15fd9e5450437aeaa7e7a8997d

    More information on the situation surrounding #BIAFF (in Georgian):

    #BIAFF Contact:
    Tel: 599482181
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Website: www.biaff.org, www.facebook.com/biaffbatumi

    Last modified on 14-09-2022