FESTIVALS: Ten Films Compete at Tbilisi IFF 2013

TBILISI: Georgia reaches to some of the farthest corners of Europe for the international competition at the 14th Tbilisi IFF, running 2-8 December 2013.

UK Georgian coproduction focuses on legendary leader of post-Soviet transition

JIHLAVA: The Georgian UK doc coproduction The Patriarch takes an intimate look at one of the last living leaders who appeared as opponent of Soviet oppression and went on to…

Nana Janelidze, Head of the Georgian National Film Center

FNE spoke to Nana Janelidze, appointed to run the Georgian National Film Center in March 2013, about her goals for restoring cinemas and moving ahead with the development of Georgian…

FNE at BIAFF 2013: Norway Takes Two Top Awards at Georgian Festival

BATUMI: The 8th Batumi International Art-house Film Festival held in Batumi 15-22 September 2013 gave its Grand Prix to the Norwegian/German/Iraqi film Before Snowfall. The Danish/Norwegian/British film Act of Killing…

FNE at Batumi FF 2013:Ten Features to Compete for Batumi IAFF

BATUMI: The 8th Batumi International Art house Film Festival (15 - 22 September 2013) will have three competitive sections and also non-competitive sections such as Georgian Panorama, Music World, Meet…

Georgian Comedy Blind Dates Sold by Films Boutique

TBILISI: Levan Koguashvili's Blind Dates, which won the works-in-progress prize at Karlovy Vary this summer, is being repped by Germany's Films Boutique as it head to the Toronto IFF for…

FESTIVALS: Michał Bogucki on the International Animation Fest Nikozi

NIKOZI: The third International Animation FF Nikozi in Georgia will start on 2 September and run for six days at the Archbishop's Palace in Nikozi. The young, yet extremely vibrant…

FNE at Sarajevo FF: Georgia Wins Big in Balkans Wrap

SARAJEVO: Georgia's In Bloom, a moving story about young girls caught up in war by Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Grob, won the Heart of Sarajevo prize at the 19th Sarajevo…

Georgian-Turkish Co-Prod Sessions Highlight Batumi Fest

BATUMI: The eighth edition of the Batumi art-house fest (BIAFF), running 15-22 September, will host talks by key players for its industry panel on paving the way for more Georgian-Turkish…

Georgians Score in Locarno's Open Doors Development Slate

Alexander Kvatashidze's Georgian/French/Estonian/Netherlands war documentary See you in Chechnya (Lokokina Studio, Exitfilm, Estonia) has taken top honors in the Locarno IFF industry event Open Doors, winning its production award of…

First Caucasus Docu Fest Seeks Filmmakers

TBILISI: Ciné-DOC, the region's pioneering documentary IFF, launching 15-20 October, has announced its submission deadlines for the international competition section and the Focus Caucasus screenings.

Georgia Backs Competition for International Co-Production

The Georgian National Film Center has announced the winning entry in its race for local full-length feature best suited to go into international co-production in 2013. Competition, directed by Dito…

Georgia Aims at Eligibility for Creative Europe Plan

European Commission officials have announced that countries bordering the union, including Georgia, could fully participate in the Creative Europe arts and culture funding program as soon as January if they…

Georgian Projects Headed for Development Coaching

Five promising projects have been chosen by the Georgian National Film Center for development assistance in the form of training at the Microschool International, a three-day program run by the…

Georgia's Tatishvili honoured as French Chevalier

TBILISI: Georgian producers are studying up on the French system of film support, under the tutelage of Eric Garandeau, president of the French Film Center (CNC), who on Saturday presented…

Georgia Selects EAVE Projects

Five film projects and six individuals without projects have been chosen to participate in a Mini-EAVE training session which will take place in Georgia.

FESTIVALS: Batumi Announces 2013 Workshops

PRAGUE: The Batumi International Art-house Film Festival (BIAFF) will host two film workshops during the festival, which runs 15-22 September 2013.

FNE at Cannes FF 2013: Georgia at Cannes Film Market

For the sixth time, on May 15-26, 2013 Georgian pavilion will be open in Cannes (#105, Village International).

EFP Producers on the Move 2013: Zaza Rusadze

TBILISI: The young Georgian director and producer Zaza Rusadze (born in 1977) has plenty of projects in the pipeline.

Five Georgian Films Selected for Open Doors 2013

PRAGUE: Georgia will present five projects at the 2013 edition of Open Doors coproduction lab taking place 10-13 August at the Locarno film festival.