BIAFF 2016 closing ceremony and winners27 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.