GRANTS: Georgia Announces Script Development Funds for Comedies and Children Films

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center allotted 22,841.7 EUR / 60,000 GEL for the script development of six comedies and children’s feature films.
05-11-2015

GRANTS: Georgia Announces Coproduction Grants

TBILISI: Georgian National Film Centre allotted 341,769 EUR / 900,000 GEL to three majority feature coproductions directed by Revaz Gigineishvili, Dimitri Tsintsadze and George Ovashvili, but the latter refused the…
03-11-2015

FESTIVALS: Slovak Comeback Wins Georgian CineDOC Festival

TBILISI: The Slovak film Comeback directed by Miro Remo won the main prize of the international competition at the first CineDoc IDFF at the awards ceremony on 24 October 2015.
28-10-2015

FESTIVALS: CinéDOC-Tbilisi Ready to Kick Off

TBILISI: The 3rd edition of CinéDOC-Tbilisi, the only International Documentary Film Festival in the Caucasus, will take place from 21 to 25 October 2015.
21-10-2015

FNE at BIAFF 2015: Winners of the 10th Batumi International ArtHouse Film Festival

BATUMI: The 10th Batumi International Art-house Film Festival (BIAFF) held in Batumi 13-20 September 2015 gave its Grand Prix to the Georgian born director Bakur Bakuradze for his film Broder…
22-09-2015 m

Obituary: Writer Rezo Cheishvili

TBILISI: Acclaimed Georgian writer and screenwriter Revaz (Rezo) Cheishvili passed away at 82. He wrote the script of Eldar Shengelaia's famous Blue Mountains, or Unbelievable Story (1983, Kartuli Pilmi), an…
15-09-2015

Georgia and Lithuania Announce Their Oscar Bids

TBILISI/VILNIUS: Levan Tutberidze's Moira and Alanté Kavaïté’s The Summer of Sangaile have been selected by Georgia and Lithuania to compete in the 88th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language film.
14-09-2015

Batumi International Arthouse Film Festival Announces Line Up

BATUMI: A total of 49 films are competing in the four sections of the 10th Batumi Arthouse Film Festival, one of the major film events in the Black Sea and…
09-09-2015

PRODUCTION: Georgian Refugee Boat Enguri in Postproduction

TBILISI: Vakhtang Varazi’s 72-minute documentary Refugee Boat Enguri is in postproduction with the premiere set for spring 2016.
17-08-2015

PRODUCTION: Georgian French Doc Listen to Silence Ready for Postproduction

TBILISI: Mariam Chachia’s documentary Listen to Silence, a Georgian/French documentary focusing on a deaf-mute children’s school of Tbilisi, will go into postproduction in January 2016, after wrapping shooting in June…
07-08-2015

Georgia Announces Call for International Coproduction Grants

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center (GNFC), has opened a grant call for international feature coproductions in the frame of the European Convention on Cinematographic Production.
06-08-2015

Georgia Prepares to Launch Tax Incentives Scheme in 2016

TBILISI: Georgia will launch a tax rebate scheme in January 2016 with a 20 percent rebate of the qualifying expenses and an additional 2 percent for Georgian elements. Discussions about…
24-07-2015

PRODUCTION: Georgian French Documentary The Things in Production

TBILISI: Nino Gogua is currently in production with The Things, a documentary about the relationship between the Georgian refugees of the Russian-Georgian conflict in 2008 and the things they took…
21-07-2015

PRODUCTION: Georgian German Coproduction The Dazzling Light Of Sunset in Postproduction

TBILISI: Salomé Jashi is in postproduction with The Station, a 90-minute documentary about the sole journalist of Jikha TV, a two-man broadcasting station in a small Georgian town.
17-07-2015

FNE KVIFF Coproduction Event Case Study: Corn Island

KARLOVY VARY: George Ovashvili's astonishing psychological drama is one of the three case studies presented at the FNE Coproduction Event on Wednesday 8 July in Karlovy Vary.
30-06-2015

Successful Opening for Georgian/Estonian Coproduction in Greece

TBILISI: Zaza Urushadze’s Tangerines sold 3,880 tickets in Greece in its first week.
11-06-2015

PRODUCTION: The Naked Wraps Shooting

TBILISI: Georgian director Nino Basilia’s debut feature, The Naked, which has just wrapped a 27 day shoot, is a social drama about a mother desperately trying to get to the…
09-06-2015

Georgia’s 20 Steps and UK F&ME Team up on Three-Pic Deal

TBILISI: Tbilisi-based 20 Steps Productions and Caucasian Film Service are partnering with UK production house Film and Music Entertainment (F&ME) to shoot three films in 2015-2016.
19-05-2015

OBITUARY: Georgian Director Rezo Chkheidze

TBILISI: Acclaimed Georgian director/screenwriter Rezo Chkheidze died on 3 May 2015. He was 88 years old.
04-05-2015

Obituary: Georgian Actor Kote Tolordava

TBILISI: Georgian actor Kote Tolordava (36) was found dead in a hotel in Moscow on 11 April 2015.
13-04-2015