BIAFF Feature Films Competition Section Jury

Nino Basilia

Georgia

Born in Georgia, Nino Basilia is a director and scriptwriter. She studied at the High School Of Scriptwriters and Filmmakers and at the Tbilisi Pedagogical Institute, Faculty of Philology, as well. She also has a degree in journalism from the Georgian State University. Among her many films '6 ½ Minutes' was the winner of the Moscow Film Festival. Her film 'Anna's Life' was nominated for an Ingmar Bergman Award at the Göteborg International Film Festival (GIFF) in Sweden. The film was also selected alongside 300 others to be screened at the Beijing International Film Festival (China), Won Grand Prize at the International film festival of València Cinema Jove (Spain) and the Best Director award at the Arras Film Festival (France).

 

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Lech Majewski

Poland - Head of Jury

Lech Majewski is a poet, media artist, writer and film, theatre and opera director. He studied at Krakow Academy of Fine Arts and graduated from the National Film School in Łódź, Poland. His video, film and art works are shown in a variety of galleries and museums around the world. He lectures on the hidden language of symbols at various universities, colleges and academies of art.  He is a writer and director, known for The Mill and the Cross (2011), Valley of the Gods (2019),  Wojaczek (1999) etc. 

 

 

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Carmen Grey

Germany

Carmen Gray is a freelance journalist, critic and programmer who was born in New Zealand and now lives in Berlin. She has written on art, politics, music, and culture for publications including The New York Times, The Guardian, The Observer, Sight & Sound, The Calvert Journal and The Village Voice, and she is the former Film Editor of Dazed & Confused magazine in London. She is on the selection committee for the International Short Film Festival Winterthur in Switzerland. She is specialised in the culture, history and politics of Eastern Europe and the Caucasus.

 

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Gela Babluani

Georgia

Gela Babluani was born in Tblisi in Georgia. He is the son of the prominent director Temur Babluani. At 17 years of age, he and his three siblings were sent to study in France. His first short film, A Fleur de Peau (2002), received critical appraise. His first feature length film is 13 Tzameti, won the World Cinema Jury Prize for a Dramatic motion picture at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2017 he shoot film “Money”

 

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Lasha Khalvashi

Georgia

Lasha Khalvashi was born in Georgia. From 2006 he worked in different fields of the creative industry. Managed several film production studios before he found his own company “Artizm” in 2013. Produced films which had international success and won prestigious prizes on festivals. Participated in many film industry activities (workshops, platforms, panel discussions, jury). Was selected for “Producers on the move” by EFP. Named among “10 to Watch” producers by “Variety”. In 2018, film produced by Lasha Khalvashi was selected as OSCARS entry from Georgia. 

Lasha Khalvashi is a member of EAVE network, ACE network, European Film Academy, APSA Academy, Georgian Film Academy and The Film Producers Guild of Georgia.

 

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BIAFF Short Films Competition Section Jury

Zurab Tsintskiladze

Zurab Tsintskiladze

Georgia

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Tornike Gogrichiani

Tornike Gogrichiani 

Georgia 

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Ileana Stanculescu

Ileana Stanculescu

Romania

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