The mission of BIAFF is to be an international event designed to enhance cultural exchange, understanding, and collaboration through the screening of new art house-house and non-commercial films from Georgia and abroad. The event provides an opportunity for well known film makers, producers and film critics to meet and share their expertise and works with other people in their respective fields and gives local cinema lovers and other individuals a better understanding of the industry and it’s people through retrospectives. BIAFF is also focused on providing a quality educational opportunity for those people interested in film and cinematography.
Festival Program consists of following sections:
International Feature Competition:
International Doc Competition:
Young film makers competition:
Festival administration has also the following additional awards:
In Short film competition participate 25 films, which should fit the following requirements:
There are 2 options of the submission:
Expenses occurred by transportation of the films for competition shall be under the responsibility of the Directorate of Batumi International Art-House Film Festival. The Directorate of Batumi Batumi International Art-House Festival is responsible for insuring and safe storage of the films copies.
The Directorate of Batumi International Art-House Film Festival shall take responsibility to cover transportation and accommodation expenses for one representative of the film in competition section of the Festival.
National premiere required.
Jury and Organizers
Manager — Zviad Eliziani
Batumi International Art-House
3 Chavchavadze Street,
Batumi 6000, Georgia
Phone: +995 599 482181,
+995 591 019790
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We accept for this section full length Feature films which are shot in 2016 or 2017.
Duration — maximum 35 min. Age of film maker — up to 35 years old.
We accept for this section full length Doc films which are shot in 2016 or 2017.