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BIAFF 2016 closing ceremony and winners

BIAFF 2016 closing ceremony and winners

27 September 2016

Batumi International Film Festival is over. International jury has granted prizes in three contest sections of the festival – fiction, documental and short films.

BIAFF international contest section jury consisting of five members – Dito Tsintsadze (the head of the jury), Mahtab Keramat (Iran), Irina Gordichuk (Ukraine), Liza Antonova (Russia), Gulnara Abikyeva (Kazakhstan) have granted the following prizes:

  • Grand Prix – “Zoology”, Ivan Tverdovsky, Russia/France/Germany, 2016; 87 min.
  • Best Directing – “Godless”, Ralitza Petrova, Bulgaria/Denmark/France, 2016; 99 min.
  • Best actor – Parhad Aslan, film “The Daughter”, Reza Markarimi, Iran, 2016; 103 min.
  • Special prize of Jury
  • Best actress – Natalya Pavlenkova for the film “Zoology”, Ivan Tverdovsky, Russia/France/Germany, 2016.

- “United States of Love”, Tomasz Vasilevsky, Poland / Sweden, 2016; 104 min.

- “Rauf”, Soner Caner/Baris Kaya, Turkey, 2016; 94 min.

BIAFF international contest jury for short films, consisting of five members – Zaza Khalvashi, Georgia (the head of the jury), Iulya Sinkevich (Ukraine), Davit Muradyan (Armenia), Dilara Tasbulatova (Russia), Zurab Sturua (Georgia) have granted the following prizes:

- Best short film – “Leta”, Dea Kulumbegasvhili, Georgia, 2016; 15 min.

- Jury Diploma (special referencing) – was granted to two films.

- “Lost Land”, Havraz Mohammed, Iraq, 2016; 10 min.

- “When you hear ring bells”, Chabneym Zaryab, France/Tunis, 2015; 25 min.

The following prizes were also granted in the contest section of short films:

- Prize of Batumi Art University was granted to – “Lost Village”, Giorgi Todria, Georgia / Spain, 2016

- Prize of International Festival of Animation “Topuzi” was granted to the fils “Guest”, Nino Shaburishvili, Georgia/France, 2016

BIAFF prizes for their contribution in development of cinematography were granted to:

- Vadim Abdrashitov (Russia)

- Berdia Intskirveli (Georgia)

Film of Don Cheadle “Miles Ahead” (USA, 2016) was shown at the final part of awarding ceremony.

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