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TBILISI: Tekla Machavariani from Nushi Film has been selected to participate in the 2020 Emerging Producers programme for documentary film producers, which kicks off at the 23rd edition of the Ji.hlava IDFF, taking place 24-29 October 2019. FNE spoke with Tekla Machavariani about the issues facing documentary film producers.

TBILISI: Georgian film director Levan Tutberidze has started shooting his new feature film The Resting Samurai as a coproduction of Georgia and the Netherlands.

TBILISI: Georgian director Zaza Khalvashi will begin shooting his new feature film Rain on Two Sides in mid-October 2019. His latest Georgian/Lithuanian coproduction Namme, which had its international premiere at the Tokyo Film Festival in 2017, is considered by many Georgian film critics as a pearl of modern Georgian cinema. The cinematographer is Giorgi Shvelidze, whose work on Namme earned him the Spotlight Award in Los Angeles at the American Society of Cinematographers in 2019.

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center has distributed 120,000 EUR / 360,000 GEL for the production of seven documentaries chosen from among 35 projects.

TBILISI:  Georgian director Ekaterine Chelidze is in postproduction with Dead Souls’ Vacation, a long documentary that she shot in Georgia in 2018. The film is produced by Konstantine Kalandadze and Elene Margvelashvili through Parachute Films.

TBILISI: FNE spoke with Gaga Chkheidze, the new director of the Georgian National Film Center, about his goals and the challenges facing Georgian cinema.

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center distributed 149,786 EUR / 449,359 GEL for the production of three low budget feature films directed by Giorgi Barabadze, Ekaterine Chelidze and Giorgi Ovashvili. The winners were chosen from among eight projects. The GNFC also distributed 366,666 EUR / 1,100,000 GEL for the production of four debut feature films.

TBILISI: Georgian director Lasha Tskvitinidze is currently in preproduction with his second feature film Field. His first feature film I Am Beso was considered by many Georgian film critics as a promising debut and a new statement in Georgian modern social cinema.

TBILISI: Georgian artist/director Tatia Skhirtladze has started shooting her long documentary The Encounter with co-director Anna Khazaradze as a coproduction between Austria, Georgia and Serbia.

TBILISI:  Georgian director Irakli Metreveli is in postproduction with Roma and the Camel Man, a long documentary that he shot in Georgia from 2017 to 2019. The film is produced by Nodar Nozadze through Pansionati.

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