Kino Lorber Acquires US Rights to Georgian Oscar Entry Brighton 4th

TBILISI: Kino Lorber has acquired US rights to Brighton 4th directed by Levan Koguashvili and lensed by Oscar nominated cinematographer Phedon Papamichael. The film has recently been announced as Georgia’s…
18-10-2021

FNE Podcast: Mariam Khatchvani: Director of Svaneti International Film Festival

FNE's Georgian correspondent Alexander Gabelia spoke to Mariam Khatchvani, Director of the Svaneti International Film Festival, about the first edition of the Svaneti IFF in Georgia, which finally took place…
14-10-2021

FNE Oscar Watch 2022: Georgia Selects Brighton 4th as Oscar Candidate

TBILISI: Levan Koguashvili’s third feature film Brighton 4th has been selected as Georgia’s candidate for the 94th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best International Feature…
13-10-2021

New Script Development Residency Launched in Georgia

TELAVI: The first edition of the script development residency organised by Terra Incognita Films and supported by the Georgian National Film Center is currently underway at the Zaira Arsenishvili House-Museum…
12-10-2021

FESTIVALS: First Edition of Svaneti IFF Announces Winners

MESTIA: I Am Afraid to Forget Your Face by Egyptian director Sumeh Alaa was awarded the Goddess Dali main prize at the first edition of the Svaneti International Film Festival,…
11-10-2021

FESTIVALS: First Edition of Svaneti IFF Announces Lineup

MESTIA: A total of 20 titles have been selected for the short film competition of the inaugural edition of the Georgian Svaneti International Film Festival, which will take place in…
28-09-2021

FESTIVALS: What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? Wins 2021 BIAFF

BATUMI: What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? by Georgian director Alexander Koberidze was awarded Grand Prix at the 19th edition of the Batumi International Art house…
27-09-2021

GRANTS: Georgia Announces Debut Feature and Documentary Grants

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center has distributed 970,608 EUR / 3,591,253 GEL for the production of seven debut features and 186,870 EUR / 691,420 GEL for the production of…
20-09-2021

FESTIVALS: Mestia ISAMFF 2021 Announces Winners

MESTIA: Lottery by Bangladeshi director Km Kanak was awarded Best Film at the inaugural edition of the Mestia International Short and Mountain Film Festival, which took place in person from…
20-09-2021

FESTIVALS: Storgetnya Wins 2021 CineDOC - Tbilisi

TBILISI: Storgetnya by Iranian director Hovig Hagopian was awarded Best Film at the 9th edition of CinéDOC - Tbilisi, the most important documentary film festival in Georgia, which took place…
17-09-2021

FESTIVALS: First Edition of Mestia ISAMFF Announces Lineup

MESTIA: A total of 24 titles have been selected for the short film competition of the inaugural edition of the Mestia International Short and Mountain Film Festival, which will take…
15-09-2021

FESTIVALS: BIAFF 2021 Announces Lineup

BATUMI: Nine titles have been selected for the International Feature Films Competition of the Batumi International Art house Film Festival, running 18-24 September 2021. The lineup includes films from Georgia,…
13-09-2021

FESTIVALS: Taoba International Youth FF 2021 Takes Place in Person Only for Georgian Audience

TBILISI: The 4th edition of the Taoba International Youth Film Festival will be held only for Georgian young audiences, due to the restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, from 25…
07-09-2021

FESTIVALS: BIAFF Industry Platform Alternative Wave 2021 Announces Selected Projects

BATUMI: Ten projects have been selected for the Industry Platform Alternative Wave, which will be held in the framework of the Batumi International Art House Film Festival from 20 to…
03-09-2021

Ten Georgian Producers Selected for Platino Industria Forum in Madrid

TBILISI: Ten Georgian producers will participate in the first part of the Georgian/Spanish project Spain-Georgia B2B In Film Industry, organised by the Georgian National Film Center and Entidad de Gestión…
02-09-2021

PRODUCTION: Veit Helmer In Production with German/Georgian Coproduction Gondola

TBILISI: German director/screenwriter Veit Helmer is in production with Gondola, a feature film he is currently shooting in the Georgian mountains. This German/Georgian coproduction is the second project by Helmer…
30-08-2021

FNE Podcast: Festivals in Crisis: Ileana Stanculescu Festival Coordinator of CinéDOC-Tbilisi Film Festival

FNE's Georgian correspondent Alexander Gabelia spoke to Ileana Stanculescu, Festival Coordinator for CinéDOC-Tbilisi. Ileana shares with us the challenges the festival faces after the pandemic forced 2020 to be a…
30-08-2021

GRANTS: Georgia's GNFC Announces Short Fiction Film Production Grants

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center distributed 184,001 EUR / 683,604 GEL for the production of 10 short fiction films to be directed by Levan Nakashidze, Giorgi Tavartkiladze, Tedo Dolidze,…
17-08-2021

FESTIVALS: COVID Postpones Georgian Festival Svaneti IFF 2021

MESTIA: The first edition of the Svaneti International Film Festival has been postponed after the worsening COVID situation forced Georgian government to ban all festivals, sports events and mass events…
16-08-2021

FESTIVALS: CinéDOC-Tbilisi IDFF 2021 Announces Lineup

TBILISI: Ten titles have been selected for the International Competition section of the 9th edition of CinéDOC-Tbilisi, the most important documentary film festival in Georgia. The festival will take place…
11-08-2021