BIAFF 2017 Closing Ceremony and Awards

 

BIAFF Film festival closing ceremony took place on 24 September, at Batumi State Musical Center.  International Jury awarded prizes in three-competition section – International Feature Films, Doc Films and Short Films section.

 

BIAFF 2017 international competition section’s Jury consisting of five members – Mohsen Makhmalbaf (Iran/UK), Siddiq Barmak (France), Boris Shulman (Sweden), Diana Ashimova (Kazakhstan), Nutsa Alexi Meskhishvili (Georgia)   awarded following prizes:

 

  • Grand Prix –  Gentle Creature,  Ukraine/Germany/Netherlands/Russia/ Lithuania, 2017 
  • Best Film Director  -  Yesim Ustaoglu for “Claire Obscure”, Turkey/Poland/France, 2016; 100 min.
    • Best Actress –  Ezem Ucun in film “Claire Obscure”, Yesim Ustaoglu, Turkey/Poland/France, 2016
    • Best Actor – Merab Ninidze in film “Jupiter’s Moon”, Kornél  Mundruczó, Hungary /Germany, 2017
    • Special mention to:

-         Acting Ensebmle  in  “Party” by Sally Potter, UK, 2017  

-         Dede, Mariam Khatchvani, Georgia/Qatar/Ireland/ Netherlands / Croatia, 2017

 

BIAFF 2017 Documentary Films international competition section’s Jury consisting of five members Alexander Rekhviasvhli, Georgia (Head of Jury), Mehmet Ali Arslan  (Turkey), Seifollah Samadian (Iran), Volker Kufahl  (Germany),  Sean Mcalister (UK) awarded following prizes:

 

  • The Best Doc film -    Taste of Cement, Ziad Kalthoum, Germany/Lebanon/Syria/ United Arab Emirates/ Qatar, 2017
  • Special Mentions to:

-         City of Sun, Rati Oneli, Georgia, USA, Qatar, Netherlands, 2017

-         Liberation Day, Uń£is Olte, Morten Traavik, Norway/Latvia, 2016

 

 

BIAFF 2017 – Short Film international competition section’s Jury consisting of   -  Safar Haqdadov, Tajikistan head of Jury,  Hana Makhmalbaf, UK),  Nineli Chankvetadze (Georgia) awarded the following prizes:

 

  • The Best Short film -   Gentle Night, Qiu Yang, China, 2017; 15 min. 
  • Jury Special Mentions to:

-            Ana, Margo Zubashvili, Georgia, 2017

-            Three steps, Soso Bliadze, Georgia, 2017

-            Valparaiso, Carlo Sironi, Italy, 2016

 

BIAFF Life time Achievement awards for contribuitone to World cinema was granted to:

  • Mohsen Makhmalbaf (Iran/UK)
  • Gia Kancheili (Georgia)
  • Vakhtang Kikabidze (Georgia)

 

 

 

Festival Sponsors – Ministry of Culture of Georgia,  Georgian National Film Center, Ministry of Culture of Ajara AR,    Hotel Wyndham Batumi

Festival Supporters – British Council, Goethe Institute Georgia, Cinema APOLLO, Hotel Rcheuli, Hotel Batumi Plaza, Tourism Department of Ajara AR,   HQ propaganda,  Tour Company “Wonderland”, Batumi Auto-transport

Festival Media Partners – Georgian Public Broadcaster, Radio Fortuna/Fortuna+, Adjara TV, Batumi TV, Publicity Group (www.publicity.ge), www.newswire.ge, Film New Europe (www.filmneweurope.com), Newspaper BATUMELEBI, netgazeti.ge

 

Our contact info – marketing@biaff.org , Tel: 599-482181

 

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