FESTIVALS: Tbilisi Festival Opens with Moira

    Goat by Ivan Ostrochovsky Goat by Ivan Ostrochovsky

    TBILISI: The 16th Tbilisi International Film Festival will open on 30 November 2015 with a premiere of the Georgian film by Levan Tutberidze Moira produced by Cinetech Film. The festival will close on 5 December.

    Ten debut and second feature European films will screen in the festival’s international competition, including films from Slovakia, Bulgaria, Estonia.

    A special section, Women’s Eyes, will show documentaries made by women directors. The festival will highlight films by women in other sections and has chosen violet as the festival's colour to represent the symbol of the international campaign to eliminate violence against women. The festival will also hold discussions with the participation of local and invited speakers from the South Caucasus region about women's rights, gender-based violence and women as socially active figures.

    For the third time the festival will hold the National Contest within the framework of Georgian Panorama, with full feature, short and documentary films.
    The international competition follows:
    Der Bunker (Germany)
    Directed by Nikias Chryssos

    Goat (Slovakia, Czech Republic)
    Directed by Ivan Ostrochovsky
    Production: Sentimentalfilm and endorfilm
    Coproduction: Czech Television, RTVS and Punkchart Films
    Supported by Slovak Audiovisual Fund and Czech Film Fund
    Mediterranea (Italy, France, USA, Germany, Qatar)
    Directed by Jonas Carpignano

    Motherland (Turkey, Greece)
    Directed by Senem Tüzen

    Pikadero (Spain, UK)
    Directed by Ben Sharrock

    Sworn Virgin (Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Kosovo, Albania)
    Directed by Laura Bispuri

    The Lesson (Bulgaria, Greece)
    Directed by Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov
    Production: Abraxas Film
    Coproduction: Graal Film

    The Violators (UK)
    Directed by Helen Walsh

    The Wednesday Child (Hungary, Germany)
    Directed by Lili Horváth

    Zero Point (Estonia)
    Directed by Mihkel Ulk
    Production: Allfilm Estonian Public Broadcaster
    Supported by Estonian Film Institute