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.

OBITUARY: Georgian Actress Marina Janashia

TBILISI: The revered Georgian actress Marina Janashia (71) died on 27 May 2021. She was a leading actress at the Shota Rustaveli State Drama Theatre and starred in over 20…

National Archives of Georgia to Create Bilingual Online Catalogue of Georgian Cinema

TBILISI: The National Archives of Georgia is currently working on a bilingual online catalogue of Georgian cinema, which will use digitalised and restored archival collections.

GRANTS: Georgia Announces Grants for Short Animated Films

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center has distributed 51,711 EUR / 206,846 GEL for the production of three short animated films to be directed by Mamuka Tkeshelashvili, Elene Sebiskveradze and…


KUTAISI: O Mà! by French director Vincent Launay-Franceschini was awarded best film at the first edition of the Kutaisi International Short Film Festival, which took place in a physical format…

FNE Podcast: Kutaisi ISFF 2021: Nini Shvelidze, International Programme Coordinator

FNE correspondent Alexander Gabelia spoke to Nini Shvelidze, International Programme Coordinator of the Kutaisi International Film Festival, about the first edition of the KISFF, which is finally taking place in…

Georgia Connect Plans Massive Outreach Campaign to Promote Filming in Georgia

TBILISI: Georgia Connect, which is an agency that promotes filming opportunities in Georgia launched by the producer Nika Apriashvili in Berlin in February 2021, plans a massive outreach campaign to…

FESTIVALS: Kutaisi ISFF 2021 Announces New Dates for Physical Edition

TBILISI: The first edition of the Kutaisi International Short Film Festival, which was postponed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is finally taking place in a physical format 8–12…

OBITUARY: Georgian Actor Kakhi Kavsadze

TBILISI: Legendary Georgian actor Kakhi Kavsadze (85) died of Coronavirus complications on 27 April 2021. Kavsadze was a leading actor at the Shota Rustaveli State Drama Theatre and starred in…