Biaff competition program and jury is known8 September 2016
The competition program and members of jury of Batumi international film festival are already known. 40 full-length and 40 short films from 30 counties will be represented at the film festival which will be held in Batumi eleventh times during 18-25 September. Films will be shown in three sections (feature, documentary, short) and each section will be evaluated by 5-5-members of jury. The feature films participating in Berlin International Film Festival “Death in Sarajevo” and “United States of Love” are among the films in competition. Also Locarno Film Festival award-winning film “Godless”. From documentary films "Innocence of Memories" is noteworthy which was inspired by Orhan Pamuk’s novel. “The land of the enlightened” shot in Afghanistan and film “Refugee Ship Enguri” shot in Batumi. Among film directors are: a screenwriter of an Oscar-winning film “Ida” - Rebecca Lenkiewicz; famous documentarian and director of documentary film school in Russia - Marina Razbezhkina, also director of Odessa International Festival, Yuliya Simkevich.
Organizer of the film festival BIAFF is Batumi art house “Argani”, official partner – Batumi City Hall. Festival has been held since 2016 in Batumi and is a real a celebration for movie lovers.