Coming September I will write short posts about interesting festivals taking place in Georgia. However, first I would like to write a post about some annual events in Georgia, that are worth noting.

BATUMI

September is when Batumi is in its prime and when Batumi International Art House Film Festival (BIAFF) takes place. It is an international film festival that focuses on independent films and also serves as a meeting place for film creators, critics and admirers. It also attracts an interesting art crowd wanting to get away from the mainstream pop culture and appreciate film as an art form.

BIAFF festivals

TBILISI

In its 7th year, this festival runs annually in September-October. It features works of well-known and innovative theatre productions from all over the world and also showcases the work of Georgian directors. It is probably one of the most prominent events of the fall season in Tbilisi with the mission: “Enhancing cultural life in Tbilisi and Georgia through innovative theatre productions and well-known, creative, provocative performances while integrating Georgia on the international map of culture.”

Tbilisi International Festival of Theatre

TBILISI

This is a contemporary photography photo contest and exhibition. Within the framework of Kolga Tbilisi, along with the Kolga Award exhibition, Tbilisi hosted various international exhibitions featuring local as well as international photo works. Kolga (meaning “umbrella” in Georgian) is an excellent opportunity to discover Georgian contemporary photo artists.

Kolga Festival

TBILISI, JUNE

You must attend Kavkaz Jazz Festival if you like ethnic jazz and also if you are interested in the performances of musicians from the South Caucasus. Kavkaz Jazz is the only non-commercial jazz festival in the region which also includes an educational component. The purpose of the festival  is to promote the development of a cultural conversation between jazzmen of the South Caucasus.

Kavkaz Jazz Festival

BATUMI, JULY

The Black Sea Jazz Festival is organised by Eastern Promotion, a company owned by people who understand good music. They have been offering the best jazz performances for jazz-lovers in Georgia. The Black Sea Jazz Festival is famous for world-renowned artists such as this year’s headliners, Quincy Jones and Lauren Hill. The company claims that Eastern Promotions is one of the largest producers of jazz festivals in the countries of the former Soviet Union.

Black sea Jazz Festival

TBILISI, JULY

This festival will introduce you to the authentic Georgian folklore. People behind the festival spend their free time hunting for surviving indigenous Georgian folk music to consequently present it to the public. The festival offers modern and traditional folk music, a crafts sale, traditional cuisine and also traditional games. Also, worth noting that theme of the festival changes every year.

It is set up at the Georgian Ethnographic Museum, providing a nice break from the summer heat yet still conveniently approachable from the city center.

Art Gene: Traditional and Contemporary Art Festival

ANAKLIA, AUGUST

Where is the best place to spend the summer? At the seaside! Also, add world-renowned DJs, a laser-lit bridge and the invitingly warm climate of Anaklia and you get a perfect liberation cocktail. With the tagline “You are alive when you feel the beat,” Gem Fest offers the best line-up in the country – a claim that is not to be taken lightly, as Georgia is gradually becoming the electronic music mecca of Eastern Europe. Georgia is also registering on the Resident Advisor radar. So, if you are tired of the mundane, everyday routine and you are up for adventures, colours, music and all-night dancing, this is the place to be!

Enjoy your stay in Georgia!

Gem festival in Anaklia
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