FESTIVALS: The 13th BIAFF Announces Lineup

    Panic Attack by Paweł Maślona Panic Attack by Paweł Maślona

    BATUMI: Ten titles have been selected for the Feature Film Competition of the 13th Batumi International Arthouse Film Festival set to take place in Batumi from 16 to 23 September 2018. The festival also organises a competition for documentaries.

    BIAFF will open at the Batumi State Musical Center with a tribute to the 110th anniversary of Georgian cinema, with the screening of the Georgian silent film My Grandmother (1929) directed by Kote Mikaberidze, to the musical accompaniment of the famous Georgian pianist Dudana Mazmanishvili. 

    The festival is organised by Batumi Art-house ARGANI with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia, the Georgian National Film Center, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Ajara AR (Ministry of Culture of Ajara AR), the Tourism Department of Ajara AR, the National Tourism Agency of Georgia, the British Council, the Goethe Institute Georgia and the Embassy of Italy.

    Feature film Competition:

    Dead Horse Nebula (Turkey)
    Directed by Tarık Aktaş

    Donbass (Germany, France, Ukraine, the Netherlands. Romania)
    Directed by Sergei Loznitsa
    Produced by Ma.ja.de. Fiction
    Coproduced by Arthouse Traffic, JBA Production, Graniet Film, Wild at Art, Digital Cube
    Associate producer: Atoms & Void
    Supported by Eurimages, the French CNC’s World Cinema Support

    Grain (Turkey, Germany, France, Sweden, Qatar)
    Directed by Semih Kaplanoglu

    Happy as Lazzaro (Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany)
    Directed by Alice Rohrwacher

    Horizon / Horizonti (Georgia, Sweden)
    Directed by Tinatin Kajrishvili
    Produced by Gemini and Artizm 
    Coproduced by Momento Film
    Supported by the Georgian National Film Center, the Swedish Film Institute

    Jumpman (Russia, Ireland, Lithuania, France)
    Directed by Ivan I. Tverdovsky
    Produced by New People Company
    Coproduced by Film and Music Entertainment, Tremora, Arizona Production
    Supported by the Ministry of Culture of Russia, the Lithuanian Film Center, Eurimages

    Panic Attack / Atak Paniki (Poland)
    Directed by Paweł Maślona
    Produced by Akson Studio
    Supported by the Polish Film Institute

    Ray and Liz (UK)
    Directed by Richard Billingham

    Styx (Germany, Austria)
    Directed by Wolfgang Fischer

    The Interpreter / Tlmočník (Slovakia, Austria, Czech Republic)
    Directed by Martin Šulík
    Produced by Titanic, In Film
    Coproduced by coop99, the Slovak RTVS and the Czech Television
    Supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the Czech State Cinematography Fund

    Click HERE to see the Documentary Competition selection.