TEHRAN (IFILM) -- The Batumi International Art-House Film Festival (BIAFF) in Georgia has been scheduled to screen Iranian short flick ‘Aparat’.
Written, produced and directed by Hassan Najmabadi, the short film is about six teenage boys in a remote village who decide to work in the corrals in order to raise the money they need to rent an 8-mm movie projector from a tour guide.
The cast list of ‘Aparat’ includes Mehdi Qolizadeh, Ebrahim Najmabadi, Emad Mohebbi, Abolfazl Najmabadi, Amir Najmabadi, Amir-Mohammad Najmabadi, Mohammad-Reza Najmabadi, Zari Najmabadi, and Mehdi Rezaee.
The BIAFF was established in 2006 by the Batumi Art-House Argani, a center that promotes modern art/culture in Georgia through organizing various cultural events. The festival focuses on art-house cinema.
According to the festival’s website, “The mission of BIAFF is to be an international event designed to enhance cultural exchange, understanding, and collaboration through the screening of new art house and non-commercial films from Georgia and abroad”.
The 2021 edition of the event will take place in the Georgian city of Batumi on September 18-24.
The other representative of Iran at this edition of the BIAFF is ‘Bandar Band’ by Manijeh Hekmat.