BIAFF 2013 – “Georgian-Turkish Co-production Panel“

Batumi 8th International Art-House Film Festival (BIAFF) will take place during 15-22 September 2013. BIAFF was established in 2006. The founder and organizer – Batumi Art-House “ARGANI”, official partner – Batumi City Hall.

During 2011-2012 through support of Georgian National film Centre was organized “BIAFF INDUSTRRY MEETING” in which participated European film Academy, fund of H. Balls (Rotterdam film festival), EAVE, film institute of Poland,  A. Wajda School, Polish and Turkish cinema industry people.


BIAFF 2013   – Georgian-Turkish Co-production Panel  will take place during 19-20 September. During these days will be organized meetings between producers/directors from Georgia and Turkey. Meeting will by attended also by the representatives of Georgina National Film Center (GNFC), Istanbul International Film Festival, Ministry of Education, Culture and sports of autonomous republic of Adjara (presenting “Regional Film fund of Adjara”), Ministry of Culture of Turkey  etc.


Major goal of  “Georgian-Turkish Co-production Meeting  is to improve cooperation and networking of Turkish producers with Georgian directors and producers with the purpose of making joint film projects. The participants can make familiar with film production financing, co-production process in Turkey and Georgia, financial remedies, co-production opportunities, determine perspectives of future cooperation and share practice in European co-production. also will be summarized opinions of participants about future meetings and additional components (ex: pitching).

BIAFF management is planning to have annual Georgian-Turkish co-production meetings and to attract supporters/funds from  to support the development of this platform (can be added “works in progress” for film projects), which will improve effective co-operation and co-production between two countries.


From Turkish side meeting will attend –  Azize Tan  – Director of Istanbul International Film Festival, Gulin Ustin – Head of “Meeting on the Bridge” (industry section of Istanbul International Film Festival), Mesut Cem Erkul – Director of Cinema Turkey (, Sevil Demirci – producer (Producers’ Association of Turkey) Guner Gulen-producer,Yalan Dunya Film Yapim Ltd., Alper Ozcan- NAR Film, Bertrand Glosset – producer, Caravan Film, Yesim Ustaoglu – film maker (Ustaoglu Film),  Asli Ozge – film maker,   and some more producers whose names will be confirmed by end of August, 2013.


The meetings is organized in cooperation with Istanbul Film Festival and through support of Georgian National Film Center.


All who interested to participate in  “BIAFF 2013 – Georgian-Turkish Co-production Panel can contact us on email –;  All will get BIAFF festival accreditation which will allow to attend any film screening, event, master class, evening receptions etc.


Festival Sponsors – Batumi International Container Terminal, Hotel Radisson Blue Batumi, Georgian National Film Center, Ministry of Culture and Monuments of Georgia, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Ajara AR

Festival Supporters – British Council, Polish Audio-Visual Fund, Embassy of Italy, Embassy of Israel, French Institute, HQ propaganda, Singular Group, Tour Company “Wonderland”, Cinema APOLO , Piazza INN, Caucasus University

Festival General Media Partner – Georgian Public Broadcaster

Festival Media Partners – Radio Fortuna/Fortuna+, Palitra Media, Adjara TV, TV9,“Tbilisi OUT”, Newspaper “Georgia Today”. Online agencies – “Interpressnews” (, Publicity Group (,, Film New Europe (


News about festival will be published on our web-page ( as well as on Facebook page –


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