TBILISI: The main prize of the International Competition of the 18th Tbilisi Film Festival went to the Swedish film Ravens directed by Jens Assur. The top prize in the National competition went to the Georgian/Estonian coproduction Scary Mother directed by Ana Urushadze.
An Honourary Prometheus Prize was awarded to the Georgian filmmaker Merab Kokochashvili, whose acclaimed 1967 film Big Green Valley was screened at the festival. There was also a special focus on Hungarian film with On Body and Soul by Ildiko Enyedi opening the festival.
The festival was held in the Georgian capital from 4 to 10 December 2017. The festival closed with the Georgian feature Namme directed by Zaza Khalvashi and produced by Batumi Art-House Film Studio and Horizon. The film was supported by the Georgian National Film Centre.
Golden Prometheus for the Best FilmRavens (Sweden)Directed by Jens Assur
Silver Prometheus for the Best DirectingThe Charmer (Denmark, Sweden, France)Directed by Milad Alami
Special MentionScary Mother (Georgia, Estonia)Directed by Ana UrushadzeProduced by Studio ArtizmCoproduced by AllfilmProduced by the Georgian National Film Center
Scaffolding (Israel, Poland)Directed by Matan YairProduced by Green Productions and Film ProdukcjaSupported by the Israeli Film Fund and the Polish Film Institute
The National Competition - Georgian Panorama
Best Feature FilmScary Mother (Georgia, Estonia)Directed by Ana UrushadzeProduced by Studio ArtizmCoproduced by AllfilmProduced by the Georgian National Film Center
Best Short FilmAna (Georgia)Directed by Margo Zubashvili
Best DocumentaryCity Of Sun (Georgia, Netherlands, Qatar, USA)Directed by Rati Oneli
Special MentionFishing (Georgia, France)Directed by Tornike Bziava
European Union for Georgia Special Prize for Human Right FocusThe Charmer (Denmark, Sweden, France )Directed by Milad Alami
Short Film Pitching WorkshopLord of OneselfDirected Elene MikaberidzeProducer Nushi Film/Takes Film
Feature Film Pitching WorkshopSpinelessDirector Grigol AbashidzeProducer Studio Artizm