BATUMI: The 2020 Batumi International Art house Film Festival has been postponed until October due to the deterioration of the pandemic situation in the region. The management of the BAIFF made the decision based on consultations with state authorities. The exact date of the festival is yet unknown.

TBILISI: Georgia has made an effort to develop animation projects over the past decade, after 20 fallow years, finding some recent success at international festivals. FNE spoke with Mariam Kandelaki, Founder of the Georgian Animators Association (Saqanima) and Organiser of the International Animation Film Festival Nikozi, about the development of Georgian animation.

TBILISI: The BIAFF's industry platform Alternative Wave will take place during the festival, which runs 16-20 September 2020. The main focus of the 2020 Alternative Wave is to develop low budget feature film projects with the support of foreign and local experienced film industry specialists.

BATUMI: Nine titles have been selected for the International Feature Films Competition of the Batumi International Art house Film Festival, running 13-20 September 2020.

TBILISI: Eight titles have been selected for the International Competition section of the 8th edition of CinéDOC-Tbilisi, the most important documentary film festival in Georgia. The festival will take place from 30 August to 30 September 2020.

KUTAISI: Applications are open for the first edition of the Kutaisi International Short Film Festival, which will take place from 3 to 7 November 2020 in partnership with the Georgian National Film Center and the Kutaisi Municipality.

TBILISI: Georgian director Misho Antadze is currently in postproduction with the documentary Ozymandias. Seventy years after his death, the statues of Stalin still populate the Georgian landscape. Looking and listening for geopolitics past and present in everyday life, Ozymandias is an attempt at confronting the invisible forces of history.

TBILISI: Ukrainian/ American director Stanislav Kapralov is in postproduction with the horror film Let It Snow, which he shot in the Georgian Gudauri Mountains in the winter of 2019. The film serviced by the Georgian company FX Film was shot as part of the Film In Georgia programme benefitting from Georgia’s cash rebate system.

TBILISI: The first workshop of SeriesLab 2021 training course of TorinoFilmLab will be hosted by Tbilisi in partnership with the Georgian film company Millimeter Film. The call for applications will open from the beginning of December 2020 to 1 February 2021.

TBILISI: Georgian director Giorgi Chalauri is currently in preproduction with his first feature film Pit. The filming is planned for the winter of 2020-21. The producer is Giorgi Kobalia. Avto gets out of jail. Five years ago, he along with his friends got arrested during protests. The police regime in the country gave them a strict punishment to make an example out of the young rebels. Then-18-year-old Avto was thrown in jail and taken captive by the abusive system. His only motivation is to kidnap and get even with his case supervisor, a particularly cruel security officer named Enver.

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