Batumi's Alternative Wave selects eight projects
by Vladan Petkovic
- Six low-budget feature projects from Georgia, and one each from Turkey and Ukraine, will take part in the development programme and vie for three prizes
The Alternative Wave industry platform of the Batumi International Arthouse Film Festival (16-23 September) has selected eight low-budget feature-film projects: six from Georgia, and one each from Turkey and Ukraine.
The selected participants will have the opportunity to develop projects in the fields of script development, financing strategy, co-production strategies, and festival, distribution and marketing strategy, under the tutelage of local and international professionals. They include Greek screenwriter Nicos Panayotopoulos, British consultant Paul Tyler, Istanbul Film Festival's Meetings on the Bridge head Gülin Üstün and pitching trainer Ayşegül Ekmekçioğlu, as well as two guest experts: US PR agent Tatiana Detlofson and Georgian-French director Géla Babluani.
The projects will also vie for three awards: post-production services worth €10,000 from Wroclaw-based CeTA Studio, participation in Meetings on the Bridge, and entry to the Berlinale, with travel, accommodation and accreditation expenses covered.
The event will be moderated by Georgian filmmakers Tinatin Kajrishvili and Lasha Khalvashi.
Here is the full list of Alternative Wave projects:
Director, producer: Tornike Bziava
Director: Temur Tsiklauri
Producer: Irakli Bagaturia
The Load (Georgia)
Director, producer: Ana Iosava
Writers: Ana Iosava, Otar Katamadze
You Look Like Your Father (Georgia)
Director: Levan Lomjaria
Producer: Vako Kirkitadze
Orange Sky (Georgia)
Director, producer: Shalva Shengeli
Writers: Shalva Shengeli, Alexander Kurkhuli
Family Drama with the Happy End (Georgia)
Director, producer: Irina Gachechiladze
Director: Marisia Nikituk
Producer: Igor Savichenko
Affection of the Heart
Director: Soner Caner
Producer: Bilal Bağci
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