BIAFF Film festival closing ceremony took place on 25 September, at Cinema Apollo
Festival Jury awarded prizes in three competition sections – Feature Films and Short Films.
BIAFF 2022 international competition section’s Jury consisting of five members – Lech Majewski (Poland) – Head of Jury, Carmen Grey (Germany), Lasha Khalvashi, Nino Basilia, Gela Babluani (Georgia), awarded the following prizes:
- · Best Film – “Klondike”, Maryna Er Gorbach, Turkey/Ukraine, 2022
- Maryna Er Gorbach for “Klondike”, Turkey/Ukraine, 2022
- Mariam Khundadze in “Room of My Own”, Soso Bliadze, Georgia, Germany, 2022
- Amir Aghaee for “Four Walls”, Bahman Gobhadi, Turkey/UK, 2021
- „Herd Immunity“, Adilkhan Yerzhanov, Kazakhstan/France, 2021 and “Room of My Own”, Soso Bliadze, Georgia/Germany, 2022
BIAFF 2022 Short Film competition section’s Jury consisting of – Zurab Tsintskiladze (Georgia), Ileana Stanculescu (Romania), Tornike Gogrichiani (Georgia), awarded the following prizes:
- The Best Short film – “It’s quiet here”, Novruz Hikmet / Olena Podolianko , Ukraine, 2022
- Jury Special Mentions – “Axel”, Levan Uchaneishvili, Georgia, 2022 and “Nothing To See Here”, Nicolas Bouchez, Portugal, 2022
Prize of Jury of Batumi Cinemalover’s Club (Roi Abuselidze, Anna Oromtsadze, Dachi Mejidov) – was awarded to two short films:
- “Easter”, Nikoloz Verdzadze, Georgia, 2022; 25 min.
- “Ronin’s Confession”, Giorgi Khukhunaishvili, Georgia, 2022; 10 min.
BIAFF 2022 Life time Achievement awards for contribution to cinema was granted to:
- Lech Majewski (Poland)
- Tengiz Archvadze (Georgia)
- Zurab Tsintskiladze (Georgia)
Festival Supporters – Embassy of Switzerland, French Institute, Embassy of Italy, Embassy of Sweden, Embassy of Lietuva, Batumi Puppet Theatre, GNTA
Cinema APOLLO, hotel “Admiral“, Hotel “Downtown”, Hotel “Bel Mare”, company ART ITALY GROUP, Mareteli Friends Winery, Marketing company “SHINDI”, Komuna Hostel & Hotel, “ReformerFitness”, Restaurant “Shemoikhede”
Festival Media Partners – Georgian Public Broadcaster, Radio Fortuna/Fortuna+, Adjara TV, Batumi TV, Podcast Batumi, Film New Europe (www.filmneweurope.com), AT.GE, Newspaper BATUMELEBI, netgazeti.ge, CinExpress.ge
Festival partners for presenting films – Matchfactory, New Europe Film Sales, Arizona Productions, Hanwayfilms, DirectoryFilms, ArtHood Entertainment, Asian Shadows, Irimage
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