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NWTS @ Batumi Beach (GE)

| 2013-08-28 02:14:39

8, 9 + 10 September
free open air film festival starts at sunset around 21:00
Iveria Beach at Batumi Boulevard Beach, next to Ferris Wheel

For NWTS @ Batumi Beach Satellietgroep likes to warmly thank ECF, GeoAIR Nini Palavandishvili,  Data Chigholashvili, Iveria Beach, NIAF, Alex Healey, Francois Lombarts, Jasper Elings,Aram Tanis/Jacolijn Verhoef, Zaza Jorbenadze, Astrid Bussink/Ana Tsimintia, Nodar Begiashvili,  Givi Aleksandria, Yilmaz Vurucu/Bahanur Nasya, Nathalie Fixon/Nadine O’Garra, Odeta Catana/Ian Cook/Angelika Herta/Zhenya Zakharova, Sylvie Zijlmans, Sjaak Meilink, Danny de Vent, Temur Palavandishvili, Channa Boon and the audience for making this wonderful program work!

Cultural partners Satellietgroep (NL) and GeoAIR (GE) cordially invite you to the three nights open air filmfestival on Batumi Beach, Georgia that connects the Black Sea with the North Sea.

Stills from "Little Dubai' by Astrid Bussink and Ana Tsimintia

The program features Georgian, Dutch and international art films, documentaries and animations connected to coastal transitions including 4 productions realized during programs initiated by Satellietgroep:
'Little Dubai' (2013) by Astrid Bussink (NL) and Ana Tsimintia (GE), who were artists in residence for 'Now Wakes The Sea' in Batumi last June and July; 'Sinking into the landscape' (2013) by Francois Lombarts; 'Departure Bay' (2011) by Aram Tanis and Jacolijn Verhoef; 'The Sea in Me' (2012) by Bahanur Nasya and Yilmaz Vurucu, last years residents for 'Now Wakes The Sea' in Sinop (Turkey) and The Hague (NL). After Budapest, Vienna and now Georgia, 'The Sea in Me' will be screened in Croatia, India and Istanbul .....congratulations Bahanur and Yilmaz!


‘Sea Horses’ (IT), Alex Healey, 4.13 min., 2008, Doc.
‘Sinking into the Landscape’ (NL), Francois Lombarts, 11.28 min., 2013, Exp.
‘Sharing a beautiful Sunset’ (NL), Jasper Elings, 1.11 min., 2009, Exp.
‘Departure bay’ (NL), Aram Tanis/Jacolijn Verhoef, 10 min., 2011, Doc.
‘Ochabamba’ (GE), Zaza Jorbenadze, 73 min., 1994

‘Little Dubai’ (NL/GE), Astrid Bussink/Ana Tsimintia, 10 min., 2013, Doc.
‘Pontos - Black, Black Sea’ (GE), Nodar Begiashvili, 15 min., 2001, Anim.
‘Sea’ (GE), Givi Aleksandria, 25 min., 1979
‘The Sea in me’ (TR), Yilmaz Vurucu/Bahanur Nasya, 60 min., 2012, Doc.

EXTRA: ‘Little Dubai’ (NL/GE), Astrid Bussink/Ana Tsimintia, 10 min., 2013, Doc.
‘Lighthouse’ (FR/ES), Nathalie Fixon/Nadine O’Garra, 2.27 min., 2012, Dance film
‘Harvest Georgia’ (GE/HU), Odeta Catana/Ian Cook/Angelika Herta/Zhenya Zakharova, 7 min., 2011, Doc.
‘The Wishing Well’ (NL), Sylvie Zijlmans, 3 min., Exp.
‘Stiltwalkers’ (CA/NL), Sjaak Meilink, 12.27 min., 2002, Anim.
‘The swimming lesson’ (BE/NL), Danny de Vent 8.12 min., 2008, Anim.
‘Sunset’ (GE), Temur Palavandishvili, 25 min., 1970

Films screened in loop by: Bruno van den Elshout / Matthijs Spek, Levan Kakabadze, Tamuna Karumidze, Nika Machaidze, Irakli Shonia, Maya Sumbadze

About 'Now Wakes The Sea'
Satellietgroep (The Hague, NL 2006) explores through arts and culture how the sea and waterways influence cities, people, communities and environments. Our aim is to enhance public and professional awareness on coastal transitions. Long term projects are 'Badgast' - artist in residency program at The Hague/Scheveningen, and 'Now Wakes The Sea' (NWTS), the international exchange residency program in collaboration with international cultural partners. The project started in 2012 with the cultural exchange NL-Turkey, and continued in 2013 with The Netherlands - Georgia - Moldova.
GeoAIR (Tbilisi, Georgia, 2003) organizes and supports international exchange projects with the goal of strengthening the Georgian and Caucasian art world, bringing together artists from different cultural backgrounds and finding relevant contexts for them to work in.

Recent rapid constructions transform Batumi into one of the most popular beach resorts on the Georgian coast of the Black Sea. In June 2013 filmmakers Astrid Bussink (NL) and Ana Tsimintia (GE) worked together as artist in residence in Batumi (GE) and produced the short film 'Little Dubai' which will be screened during the Batumi Beach film festival. 'Little Dubai'  gives a humorous insight in the new architectural developments of Batumi and focusses on how Batumi as a city presents and profiles itself. During August Ana Tsimintia continued as artist in resident at Badgast (NL). In her upcoming documentary she compares the new designed beach resort Anaklia (GE) with the iconic but derelict 'Pier' at Scheveningen (NL).

In contrast, Moldova lost the connection to the sea. During Juli 2013 Nicoleta Esinencu from Moldova was artist in residence @ Badgast as part of the international cultural exchange project 'Now Wakes The Sea' in collaboration with our Moldovan cultural partner MediArt Dialogue (MD). During October 2013 Maarten de Kroon (NL) will be resident at Moldova.

Thanks to all participating artists and filmmakers, Channa Boon and NIAF.
The cultural exchange program 'Now Wakes The Sea' is supported by ECF, European Cultural Foundation.


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