TBILISI: Cinemas in Georgia will reopen in August, after three months of inactivity. Entertainment and cultural facilities in Georgia have been closed since mid-March due to the COVID-19 epidemic. From August 2020 cinemas will be able to fill half of their seats. It is still unknown how many viewers will be hosted by AmiraniCavea Tbilisi Mall, Cavea East Pointe and Cavea Galleria Tbilisi and how many screens will work.

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center distributed 116,759 EUR / 396,982 GEL for the production of seven short fiction films directed by Irine Jordania, Nino Tsikaridze, Mikheil Kvirikadze, Nika Gabunia, Grigol Abashidze, Amiran Dolidze and Tornike Tikaradze. The winners were chosen from among 60 projects.

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center has distributed 135,402 EUR / 473,908 GEL for the production of six documentary films to be directed by Tornike Bziava, Givi (Beso) Odisharia, Khvicha Emiridze and Tinatin Emiridze, Alexander Koridze, Nikoloz Tsiklauri and Elene Mikaberidze. The winners were chosen from among 26 projects competing for the grants. The grants were announced on 22 May 2020.

TBILISI: The venerated Georgian film director Merab Kokochashvili is currently in production with his feature film Terzo Mondo. His 1967 film Great Green Valley / Didi Mcvane Veli (1967) is one of the most prominent films in the Georgian cinema, in which the content and form are uniquely matched.

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center has distributed 434,750 EUR / 1,499,888 GEL for the production of three feature films to be directed by Bakur Bakuradze, Nana (Nino) Djordjadze and Akaki Shanshiashvili. The winners were chosen from among 16 projects competing for the grants.

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center responds to the COVID-19 crisis with the launch of online film screenings, with 27 films already signed on to be part of the initiative.

TBILISI: Georgian director Maradia Tsaava is currently in production with her first long documentary My Neighbour. The shooting for this Georgian/French coproduction started in August 2019.

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center distributed 250,000 EUR / 800,000 GEL for the production of two first feature films to be directed by Vakhtang Kotetishvili and Giorgi Chalauri.

TBILISI: Georgian director Tamta Gabrichidze is currently in preproduction with her first long documentary Mugamati. The filming is planned for the summer of 2020. Gabrichidze’s short documentary The Trader / Sovdagari was awarded at Sundance and HoT Docs, and became the first Georgian documentary distributed by Netflix worldwide.

TBILISI: Georgian writer/director Tamaz (Tazo) Narimanidze is completing postproduction on his debut feature Winter Depression, which was supported by the Georgian National Film Center.

Page 1 of 7