FESTIVALS: Tbilisi Film Festival Announces Lineup

Scary Mother by Ana Urushadze Scary Mother by Ana Urushadze

TBILISI: Ten debut features will compete for the Golden Prometheus (for best film) and Silver Prometheus (for best director) in the main competition of the 18th Tbilisi Film Festival. The most important film festival in Georgia will run from 4 to 10 December 2017.

An Honorary Prometheus Prize will be awarded to the Georgian filmmaker Merab Kokochashvili, whose acclaimed 1967 film Big Green Valley will be screened as the festival is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Big Green Valley was voted Best Georgian Film by Georgian critics in 2006.

This year the festival is celebrating 25 years of diplomatic relations between Georgia and Germany with a selection of best of the best in German cinema presented in the section Apollo — Memory of the Cinema.

On Body and Soul by the Hungarian Ildiko Enyedi will open the festival.


Scary Mother (Georgia, Estonia)
Directed by Ana Urushadze
Produced by Studio Artizm
Coproduced by Allfilm
Produced by the Georgian National Film Center

Scaffolding (Israel, Poland)
Directed by Matan Yair
Produced by Green Productions and Film Produkcja
Supported by the Israeli Film Fund and the Polish Film Institute

Ravens (Sweden)
Directed by Jens Assur

Brazilians (Hungary)
Directed by Gábor Rohonyi

Star Boys (Finland, Sweden)
Directed by Visa Koiso-Kanttila

Damned Summer (Portugal)
Directed by Pedro Cabeleira

The Charmer (Denmark, Sweden, France)
Directed by Milad Alami

Falling (Ukraine)
Directed by Marina Stepanska

The Gulf (Turkey, Germany, Greece)
Directed by Emre Yeksan

Summer 1993 (Spain)
Directed by Carla Simón