BIAFF 2015 – Line-up of films, Jury and Guests

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X BatumiInternational Art-house Film Festival will be held in Batumi during September 13-20September, 2015. The organizer – Batumi Art House ARGANI, official partner –Batumi city hall.

BIAFF2015 program consisst of following sections

–      InternationalCompetition – Feature Films

–      InternationalCompetition – Documentary Films

–      InternationalCompetition – Short Films

–      GeorgianPanorama

–      Masters’Collection

–      Retrospectives

–       “SHORT MATTERS!”  – European Film Academy’s Short Film Tour

–      BIAFF 2015 Master classes

AtBIAFF 2015 will be presented around 40 full-length and 40 short films from 30countries. The competition films willbe evaluated by following Jury:

BIAFF Feature Films Jury  – Alexander Mindadze, Russia, Niki Karimi, Iran, ChristopherGoodwin, UK, Nicolas Ronchi, France, George Ovashvili, Georgia

BIAFF Doc Films Jury  – Head– Zelimer Zilnik, Serbia, Wojciech Szczudlo, Poland, Dennis Wheatly, UK., Iryna Gordichuk, Ukraine, LashaKhalvashi, Georgia

BIAFF Short Films Jury  – Head – Nenad Dzindarevich, Bosnia Herzogovina, Siegfried,France, Helen Yanovsky, Israel, Tinatin Kajrishvili, Georgia

BIAFF International competition awards:

–      Feature film competition – GrandPrix,Best Director, Best Male Actor, Best Female Actor, Jury Special prize

–       Doc FilmCompetition  – Best Doc , Jury Special prize

–      Short Films Competition   – GrandPrix , Best Film, Best Director

–      Special additional prizes – Award for lifetime achievement in world cinema(foreign film maker and Georgian film maker)

BIAFF 2015Line-up – see full list of films whichwill be screened at BIAFF film festival this year:

 

OPENING FILM – Winter Song, Otar Iosseliani, France/Georgia, 2015;117 min.

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION – FEATURE FILMS

1.     Brother Dejan, Bakur Bakuradze, Russia/Serbia,2015, 113 min.

2.     Chemo, Bartek Prokopowicz, Poland, 2015, 105min.

3.     Itsi Bitsi, Ole Christian Madsen, Denmark/Croatia/Sweden/Argentina, 2014, 107 min.

4.     James White, JoshMond, USA, 2015; 86 min.

5.     Mazar_e Sharif, Abdul Barzideh, Iran, 2015

6.     Mustang, DenizGamze Ergüven, France/ Germany/Turkey/Qatar,2015, 97 min.

7.     Peace to Us in OurDreams, SharunasBartas, Lithuania/France/Russia, 2015; 107 min.

8.     Song of Songs, EvaNeyman, Ukraine, 2015, 76 min.

9.     Tikkun, Avishai Sivan, Israel, 2015; 120 min.

10.    Under Electric Clouds, Aleksey German Jr., Russia/Ukraine/Poland, 2015; 138 min.

 

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION – DOC FILMS

1.     A Syrian LoveStory, Sean McLeaster, UK, 2015; 80 min.

2.     Amy, Asif Kapadia, UK, 2015, 127 min.

3.     Cartel Land, Matthew Heineman, USA/Mexico; 2015; 100 min.

4.     Double Aliens, UgisOlte, Latvia/Georgia,2015; 60 min.

5.     Of the North, DominicGagnon, Canada, 2015; 74 min

6.     Once My Mother, SophiaTuskiewicz, Australia/Poland/Ukraine, 2014; 75 min.

7.     The Last Days inVietnam, Rory Kennedy, USA, 2014; 98 min

8.     The Russian Woodpecker, Chad Gracia, UK/Ukraine/USA,2015; 82 min.

9.     Touch of an Angel, Marek Pawlowski , Poland/Germany, 2015;  60 min.

 

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION – SHORTS FILMS

 

1.     Osegavar, Tato Kotetishvili, Georgia, 2015; 8 min.

2.     Preparation, Giorgi Tsilosani, Georgia, 2015; 20’18 min.

3.     Waste Land, Levan Lomjaria, Georgia, 2015;31’41 min.

4.     Adam, Yuliya Hanchar, Belarus, 2014; 34min.

5.     Bear, Avtandil Chachibaia, USA, 2015; 10 min.

6.     Carousel, Nikon Romanchenko, Ukraine, 2015; 15 min.

7.     Catkins, Alexander Derby, UK, 2015; 9’33 min.

8.     Chiaroscuro, DanielDrummond , USA/Brazil, 2014; 7’48min.

9.     Flankers, Justin Oakey, Canada, 2014; 14’10min.

10. Fragmentation, Anna Ovanesova, Russia, 2015;12min.

11. My Bonnie Butterfly, Lily Dong, UK, 2015; 8’31 min.

12. Old, MaríaCristina Pérez, Columbia, 2014; 9’20 min.

13. People on Earth, Ksenia Chertovic,  Belarus, 2015; 15 min

14. Rate Me, Fyzal Boulifa,UK, 2015;15 min.

15. Seventh Heaven, Or Tilinger, Israel,2014; 10’30 min.

16. Slaughterhouse, BehzadAZADI, Iran, 2015; 24 min.

17. Sweet Home, Nuno Baltazar, Portugal, 2014; 14’53 min.

18. Taprobana,Gabriel Abrantes, Portugal/Sri Lanka/Denmark 2014, 24 min.

19. The Chicken, Una Gunjak, Germany/Croatia 2014, 15 min.

20. The Other Side of the Water, Resul Sakinmaz, Turkey, 2015;18’44 min.

21. The Translator, Emre Kayis, Uk/Turkey, 2014;23 min.

22. The Vast Landscape – porcelain stories, Lea Vidakovic, 2014, Croatia; 11min.

23. Violoncello, OlesyaMorgunets-Isaenko, Ukraine, 2014; 23’10 min.

24. What the night brings, Lea Triboulet, Bosnia andHerzegovina, 2014, 20’12 min.

25. Within, NatáliaAzevedo Andrade, Portugal/Hungary, 2015; 3 min.

GEORGIAN PANORAMA

1.     Brother, ThierryGrenade/Téona Grenade, France/Georgia, 2014; 94 min.

2.     Cattlemen, Zurakavtaradze, Georgia, 2015; 20 min.

3.     I am Beso, Lasha Tskvitinidze, Georgia, 2014; 92 min.

4.     Line of Credit,Nutsa Alexi-Meskhishvili, Georgia, 2014, 85min.

5.     Solomon, ZazaKhalvashi, Georgia, 2015; 70 min.

6.     Somali Captives,Levan Adamia, Georgia, 2015; 47’37 min.

 

MASTERS COLLECTION

1.     Eisensteinin Guanajuato, Peter Greenway,Netherlands/Mexico/Finland/Belgium/France, 2015;105 min.

2.     Love, Gaspar Noe, France/Belgum, 2015; 134 min.

3.     Mountains May Depart, Jia Zhang-Ke, China/Japan/France, 2015, 131min.

4.     My Good Hans, Alexander MIndadze, Germany/Russia, 2015; 110 min.

5.     My Mother, Nanni Morreti, Italy/France,2015; 106 min.

6.     One on One, Kim KiDuk, South Korea, 2014; 122 min.

7.     Winter Song, Otar Iosseliani, France/Georgia,2015; 117 min.

 

RETROSPECTIVE

  1. White Town, Harutyun Khachataryan, Armenia, 1988; 37 min.
  2. Kond, Harutyun Khachataryan, Armenia, 1987; 40 min.
  3. Documentarist, Harutyun Khachataryan, Armenia, 2003; 80 min. 
  4. Endless Escape, Eternal Return, Harutyun Khachataryan,Armenia/TheNetherlands/Switzerland, 2014, 87 min.
  5. Several Interviews on Private Issues, Lana Ghoghoberidze, USSR/Georgia, 1977, 95min.
  6. Pheola, BaadurTsuladze, Georgia, 1970, 36 min.

 

 

SHORT MATTERS! EFA SHORT FILMS TOUR

1.    A Town called panic:The Christmas log, Vincent Patar,Stephane Aubier,Belgium/France 2014, 26’30 min.

2.    Daily bread, IdanHubel, Israel 2014, 19’42 min.

3.    Dinola, MariamKhatchvani, Georgia 2013, 14’38 min.

4.    Emergency calls,Hannes Vartiainen, Pekka Veikkolainen, Finland 2013, 15 min.

5.    Wall, Simon Szabó, Hungary 2013, 11min.

6.    Little block ofcement with disheveled hair containing the sea, Jorge López Navarrete, Spain 2013, 16min.

7.    Pride, Pavel G.Vesnakov, Bulgaria/Germany 2013, 30 min.

8.    Shipwreck, MorganKnibbe, The Netherlands 2014, 15 min.

9.    Still got lives,Jan-Gerrit Seyler, Germany 2013, 23 min.

10. Summer 2014,Wojciech Sobczyk, Poland 2014, 12 min.

11. Taprobana, GabrielAbrantes, Portugal/Sri Lanka/Denmark 2014, 24 min.

12. The chicken, Una Gunjak, Germany/Croatia 2014, 15 min.

13. The Missing Scarf,Eoin Duffy, Ireland, 2014, Colour, 7 min.

14. Whale Valley,Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson, Denmark/Iceland, 2013, Colour, 15 min.

 

 

Festival Sponsors – Batumi International ContainerTerminal,  Hotel LEOGRAND, Hotel DivanSuites Batumi, Georgian National Film Center, Ministry of Education, Cultureand Sports of Ajara AR, Ministry of Culture of Georgia

Festival Supporters – British Council, Polish Audio-VisualFund, USA embassy, French Institute, Embassy of Italy, Cinema APOLLO, Transportcompany “Metro Georgia”, Tour-company “Interco”, Hotel Rcheuli, Hotel BatumiPlaza, Hotel Vanilla, Hotel Admiral, Cinema “Rustaveli”, festival “Tbilisi OpenAir”, HQ propaganda,

Festival General Media Partner – Georgian Public Broadcaster

Festival Media Partners – Radio Fortuna/Fortuna+, Palitra Media,Adjara TV, Newspaper “Georgia Today”, FILMPRINT, Publicity Group (www.publicity.ge), www.newswire.ge, Film New Europe (www.filmneweurope.com)

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