BIAFF 2018 Awards

On 16-23 September of 2018, 13th Batumi International Art House Film Festival took place in Batumi, Georgia. Films from Georgia, Turkey, Germany, Australia, France, Russia, Austria, Ukraine, Iran and many other countries were in competition.

The following were chosen by the Jury members of relevant sections:

INTERTNATIONAL COMPETITION  – Sergei Rakhlin Head of Jury (USA) 

Grand Prix – Ray and Liz, Richard Billingham, UK, 2018

Best Film Director – Alice Rohrwacher for film “Happy as Lazzaro”, Italy/Switzerland/ France/| Germany, 2018

Best Actress – Ella Smith in film “Ray and Liz”, Richard Billingham, UK, 2018;

Best Actor – Adriano Tardiolo in film “Happy as Lazzaro”, Alice Rohrwacher, Italy/Switzerland/ France/ Germany, 2018;

  • Special Jury Prize was presented to: 

Horizon, Tinatin Kajrishvili, Georgia/Sweden, 2018;   

Styx, Wolfgang Fischer, Germany / Austria, 2018;


For more awards and prizes please refer to the official website of the festival – BIAFF  

Some photos from the Festival closing taken by me.



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