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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

PRODUCTION: Levan Koguashvili in Postproduction with Documentary Georgian Pandemic

TBILISI: The Georgian director Levan Koguashvili has begun postproduction on the feature documentary Georgian Pandemic, which he shot from April 2020 to January 2021 in Georgia.

FNE Podcast: Elene Margvelashvili: Parachute Films

FNE Georgia correspondent and film critic Alexander Gabelia spoke to Georgian producer Elene Margvelashvili, who works for Parachute Films, about the challenges she has faced as a producer during the…

FNE Q&A: Tatia Bidzinashvili, Head of Film in Georgia: Relaunch of Cash Rebate

TBILISI: The Film in Georgia 20-25% cash rebate programme was launched at the beginning of 2016. The programme, including a cash rebate offer, was recently renewed by the Government of…

FNE at Cannes 2021: Georgian Cinema in Cannes

The Georgian National Film Center will present the Georgian stand at the Cannes Film Market (Marché du Film Online) for the fourteenth time from 6 to 17 July, where the…

PRODUCTION: Luka Beradze In Postproduction with Georgian/German Documentary Smiling Georgia

TBILISI: The Georgian director Luka Berdadze has begun postproduction on the feature documentary Smiling Georgia, which he shot from October 2019 to November 2020 in Georgia. Additional scenes are scheduled…

Film In Georgia Programme Renewed with State Support

TBILISI: The Film in Georgia programme, including a cash rebate offer, is being renewed by the Government of Georgia, with a focus on the film industry promotion component, supporting the…

FNE Podcast: Tiko Nadirashvili: Millimeter Film

FNE correspondent and film critic Alexander Gabelia spoke to Georgian producer Tiko Nadirashvili, who works for Millimeter Film, about the challenges she has faced as a producer during the pandemic,…

Levan Koguashvili’s Brighton 4th Wins Three Jury Awards at Tribeca FF

TBILISI: The Georgian majority coproduction Brighton 4th by Levan Koguashvili won best film, best actor (Levan Tediashvili) and best script awards at the 20th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival…

PRODUCTION: Phedon Papamichael In Postproduction with Georgian/Albanian/Greek Coproduction Light Falls

TBILISI: The Greek-born Oscar-nominated cinematographer/director Phedon Papamichael is currently in postproduction with the thriller Light Falls, which he shot during the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown in Greece in 2020. The film…

OBITUARY: Georgian Screenwriter and Director Rezo Gabriadze

TBILISI: A legendary figure of Georgian cinema and theatre, director, screenwriter, puppeteer, painter, sculptor, production designer and book illustrator Revaz (Rezo) Gabriadze died on 5 June 2021 at 84.