BIAFF 2018 Closing Ceremony and Awards

 

BIAFF Film festival closing ceremony took place on 23 September, at Batumi State Musical Center.  International Jury awarded prizes in three-competition section – International Feature Films, Doc Films and Short Films section.  

 

BIAFF 2018 international competition section’s Jury consisting of five members –  Sergei  Rakhlin (USA) -  Head of Jury,  Chairman Golden Globe; Bence Fliegauf (Hungary ) – filmmaker; Oleg Negin (Russia )- scriptwriter; Alin Tasciyan (Turkey) – Film critic; Levan Tutberidze (Georgia) – Filmmaker, awarded following prizes:

 

  • Grand Prix – Ray and Liz, Richard Billingham, UK, 2018; 107 min.
  • Best Film Director – Alice Rohrwacher for film “Happy as Lazzaro”, Italy/Switzerland/ France/| Germany, 2018; 122 min. 
  • Best Actress – Ella Smith in film “Ray and Liz”, Richard Billingham, UK, 2018; 107 min.
  • Best Actor – Adriano Tardiolo in film “Happy as Lazzaro”, Alice Rohrwacher, Italy/Switzerland/ France/ Germany, 2018; 122 min.
    • Jury Special Prize to:

-          Horizon, Tinatin Kajrishvili, Georgia/Sweden, 2018; 105 min.

-          Styx, Wolfgang Fischer, Germany / Austria, 2018; 90 min. 

 

BIAFF 2018 Documentary Films international competition section’s Jury consisting of five members Vitaly Mansky, (Latvia) – Head of Jury; filmmaker; Ina Rossow (Germany) – Film Distribution; Zaven Sargysian (Armenia)  - Director of Farajanov Museum in Yerevan; Sergei Lavrentiev (Russia)  - Film critic; Mariam Chachia (Georgia) – Filmmaker, awarded the following films

 

  • The Best Doc film -    Of Fathers and Sons, Talal Derki, Germany/Syria/Lebanon/Qatar,  2017; 99 min
  • Special Mentions - Bridges of Time, Audrius Stonys, Latvia , 2018. 80 min.

 

BIAFF 2018 Short Film international competition section’s Jury consisting of  - Nikoloz Khomeriki (Russia) – Head of Jury; Filmmaker; Jale Arikan (Germany) – Actress; Ketevan Devdariani (Georgia) – Scriptwriter

 

  • The Best Short film -   Eraser, David Pirtskhalava, Georgia, 2018; 18 min.
  • Jury Special Mentions to:

-       All these Creatures, Charles Williams, Australia, 2018; 13 min.

-       Delivery, Yazan Al Ghazzawi, Jordan, 2018; 22 min.

 

 

BIAFF 2018 Georgia Film Critics Jury consisting of - Gogi Gvakharia, Theo Khatiashvili, Lela Ochiauri, revealed the choice for best film by film critics:

-          Best film - Donbas, Sergei Loznitsa, Germany/Ukraine/France/ Netherlands/Romania, 2018; 110 min.

-          Jury Special mention - Happy as lazzaro, Alice Rohrwacher, Italy/Switzerland/ France/| Germany, 2018; 122 min.

 

 

BIAFF 2018 Life time Achievement awards for contribution to cinema was granted to:

-          Lomer Akhvlediani (Georgia)

-          Gela kandelaki (Georgia)

-          Soso Bardanashvili (Georgia)

 

 

Festival Supporters– Ministry of Culture of Georgia,  Georgian National Film Center, Ministry of Cultura of Ajara R, Tourism Department of Ajara AR, National Tourism Agency of Georgia,  British Council, Goethe Institute Georgia, Embassy of Italy

Festival Sponsors – Hotel Wyndham Batumi, Cinema APOLLO, Hotel “Holland Hoek”, Hotel “Rcheuli”, Hotel “Mardi Plaza”, HQ propaganda,  Tour Company “Wonderland”, Cafe “Gardens”, Restaurant ECLIPSE, Batumi Auto transport, “Legal Consulting Center” LLC

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), TV program “KIMONO”, Cinemania,  AT.GE, Newspaper BATUMELEBI, netgazeti.ge

 

 

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

 

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