Sunday, May 31, 2009

CALL: BIAFF - call for entries for " Young Film Maker's compeition section" (

BIAFF (Batumi International Art-House Film Festival) in 2009 is adding the "Young Film Maker's compeition section".

The competition section will have the following awards:
- Grand Prix- Best film
- Best film director
- Jury special prize

Films will be judged by international jury of five members.

At this moment we are expecting to have films from 10-12 countries for Young Film Maker's compeition section. In this section will be screened 30-35 short films (Feature, Doc, Animation, Experimental).

- The age of film makers
- 20- 30 year (in expetion few years older can be considered too)
- The films should be production of 2008 or 2009
- The format is not limitied for this section - can be DV

If you you know some young film makers who might be intersted to submit the film - you can forward our message :).

We can be contacted via email:

Best regards,
Zviad Elizian
Manager, BIAFF


BIAFF was started in 2006 in Batumi. The organizer - BATUMI ART HOUSE "ARGANI", official partner - Batumi City Hall

BIAFF IV will take place during in Batumi - 21-28 September, 2009

BIAFF program outline for 2009
1. Opening and closing film
2. International feature competition – 10 films
3. International Documentary films competition – 7 films
4. Silk Road countries – 10 films (Turkey, Iran, Armenia, Azerbaijan)
5. German Cinema – 6 films
6. Georgian Cinema – 6 films
7. US CINEMA – 3 films in competition and “US DOC showcase” (8 Doc films)
8. MASTER’S COLLECTION – 5-6 films of well-known film directors
9. MEET THE JURY section – 3 films of jury member film directors
10. Young film makers / Students section (competition) – 30 films (short films)

BIAFF International Competition Nomination Awards:
1. Grand Prix
2. Best film director
3. Best feature film
4. Best Documentary film
5. Best male actor
6. Best female actor

And special additional prizes:
- Award for lifetime achievement in world cinema (foreign film maker)
- Award for outstanding contribution in cinematography (Georgian film maker)
- Special prize of BIAFF committee BIAFF Young film makers / students films section awards
- Grand Prix
- Best film
- Best film director

Office: BIAFF
14 Haidar Abashidze street, Batum, Georgia

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