FESTIVALS: Kutaisi ISFF 2020 Announces Lineup


    KUTAISI: Fifteen films have been selected for the main competition of the inaugural edition of the Kutaisi International Short Film Festival, which will take place from 3 to 7 November 2020. The partners of the festival are the Georgian National Film Center and the Kutaisi Municipality.

    Another twenty-six titles have been selected for the International Super Shorts Competition. Nine Georgian films are competing at the festival.Kutailis ISFF

    The jury will award two prizes in the main international competition (with films from 10 to 30 minutes), the Golden Dinosaur for best film and best director, as well as the Dinosaur’s Footprint award in the second international competition (with films from 1 to 5 minutes).

    "We received about five hundred films for the two competitions. The selection turned out to be difficult because in general the cinema is in a state of crisis; however, I think there are some excellent films in the main competition and that gives us hope. We are thrilled that the very first festival aroused great interest and we received films from almost every country in the world. We hope that the Covid-19 situation will not deteriorate sharply in Georgia and we will be capable to hold the festival in accordance with the regulations", Nino Mkheidze, General Director of the festival, told FNE.


    12 K. Marx Street (Georgia)
    Directed by Irine Jordania
    Produced by MILLIMETER FILM
    Supported by the GNFC

    Before We Leave (Georgia)
    Directed by Elena Tsagareishvili
    Produced by Manana Taralashvili

    All That's Left (Belgium)
    Directed by Salvaire Hugo

    O Mà! (France)
    Directed by Vincent Launay-Franceschini

    Goodbye My Son (Japan)
    Directed by  Yuichiro Nakada

    Motherland (Bulgaria, France)
    Directed by Kristina Spassovska
    Produced by Bellevue Kino

    The Menu for Tomorrow (Japan)
    Directed by Woody - Kazuhiro Kiuchi

    Sycamore (Turkey)
    Directed by Mehmet Tığlı

    Personae (France)
    Directed by Rémy Rondeau

    Havens (Italy)
    Directed by Elena Griggio

    Señor (UK)
    Directed by Masha Clark

    The She-Wolf (France)
    Directed by Svetlana Trébulle

    Keep It Quiet (USA)
    Directed by Yaya Simakova

    Fishing (Georgia, France)
    Directed by Tornike Bziava
    Produced by ReactorMonkey LTD
    Supported by the GNFC

    Bad Daughter (Russia)
    Directed by Svetlana Sigalaeva


    Grater (Switzerland)
    Directed by Vital Z'Brun

    Lament (Australia)
    Directed by Kimberley Wells

    In a Shell (Georgia)
    Directed by Levan Gelashvili
    Produced by Levan Gelashvili

    Time (Georgia)
    Directed by Giorgi Janjghava
    Produced by Mariam Kerdikoshvili

    Through the Spotting Scope (Georgia)
    Directed by Tuta Iovadze, Nicole Belskaya, Ana Gabunia

    Home Alone 2020 (Georgia)
    Directed by Valeri Pipia

    Mountain (Iran)
    Directed by Teymour Ghaderi

    The Note (Iran)
    Directed by Siavash Eydani

    Balance (Singapore)
    Directed by Raymond Limantara Sutisna

    Fire Extinguisher (Spain)
    Directed by Rodrigo Sopeña, Joana Solnado

    Hikikovid (Italy)
    Directed by Alessio Aiello

    Emi (France)
    Directed by Arnaud Prochasson

    Noorah (Pakistan)
    Directed by Momina Tariq

    The Masterpiece (USA)
    Directed by Christopher Satola

    All the Time in the World (Italy)
    Directed by Riccardo Menicatti, Bruno Ugioli

    Co-exist (Iran)
    Directed by Komeil Soheili

    Andrei (Australia)
    Directed by Natasha Cantwell

    Maids (Argentina)
    Directed by Sofia Castro

    Studenturium (Georgia)
    Directed by Luka Padiurashvili
    Produced by Luka Padiurashvili

    Irony (Australia)
    Directed by Radheya Jegatheva

    Ascension (France)
    Directed by Anaïs Honvault Zborowski, Bob Fokoua

    Tremor (India)
    Directed by Ramesh Laxmandrao Holbole

    Epilogue (Poland)
    Directed by Arkadiusz Bartosiak
    Produced by Boria Films

    Freedom (Spain)
    Directed by Marcos Sastre

    Deja Vu (Georgia)
    Directed by Giorgi Kartvelishvili
    Produced by Mariam Gabrichidze

    Quaratine Divorce Court (USA)
    Directed by John William Siscel IV