BIAFF Industry Platform Alternative Wave 2017 Announces Selected Projects

BATUMI: The industry platform Alternative Wave of the Batumi International Art house Film Festival announced projects selected for its 2017 edition. The 12th edition of BIAFF will run from 17…

Hostages Racks up More International Sales

TBILISI: Rezo Gigineishvili’s Hostages has been sold so far to France, Scandinavia, Italy, Spain, Eastern Europe Pay TV and China.

PRODUCTION: New Indian Film Shooting in Georgia

TBILISI: A new Indian production and the seventh project implemented within the state programme Film in Georgia is currently shooting in Georgia. The Georgian Sarke Studio is servicing.

Hostages Starts International Theatrical Distribution

TBILISI: Russian/Georgian/Polish coproduction Hostages will start its international theatrical distribution in France, when it will be released on 2 August 2017. The third feature by the Georgian director Rezo Gigineishvili…

PRODUCTION: Tinatin Kajrishvili in Postproduction with Horizon

TBILISI: Writer/director Tinatin Kajrishvili (Brides) is currently in postproduction with her sophomore feature, Horizon, a Georgian/Swedish/German coproduction set to be finished in November 2017.

EFP Europe! Voices of Women in Film: Rusudan Glurjidze, Georgia

TBILISI: One of the most acclaimed Georgian new directors, Rusudan Glurjidze, currently reaping awards with her debut feature House of Others, will participate in the European Film Promotion event Europe!…

EFP Europe! Voices of Women In Film: Rusudan Glurjidze, Georgia

TBILISI: One of the most acclaimed Georgian new directors, Rusudan Glurjidze, is currently reaping awards with her debut feature House of Others. The film received the Satellite Award for Best…

FNE at Cannes 2017: Georgian Cinema in Cannes

GEORGIA AT THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL - This is the tenth time the Georgian National Film Centre has presented the Georgian pavilion at the Cannes…

EFP Producer on the Move: Lasha Khalvashi, Georgia

TBILISI: EFP Producer on the Move Lasha Khalvashi graduated in Law and Economics and served as the CEO of Millimeter Film before founding the film company Studio Artizm in 2014.…

FESTIVALS: Ten Films in the International Competition of 5th CinéDOC-Tbilisi

TBILISI: Ten films are competing in the international competition of the 5th edition of CinéDOC-Tbilisi. The first international documentary film festival in the Caucasus started on 11 May and will…

PRODUCTION: First Georgian/Macedonian Coproduction in Postproduction

TBILISI: Gigisha Abashidze is in postproduction with his debut feature Neighbors, set for release in autumn 2017. The film is the first Georgian/Macedonian coproduction.

PRODUCTION: Dato Kiknavelidze Develops First Georgian Long Animated Film

TBILISI: Dato Kiknavelidze is currently in development with Geno, the first Georgian long animated film. A 13 minutes short pilot of the film became the first Georgian animated film selected…

My Happy Family Purchased by Netflix

TBILISI: Georgian/German/French coproduction My Happy Family directed by Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross is the first Georgian film for which Netflix purchased global distribution rights.

National Archives of Georgia Plans to Build New Cinema

TBILISI: National Archives of Georgia plans to build a cinema to host the screening of documentaries and reels from its collection, but also premieres and graduation films.

Georgian Film House of Others Wins Satellite Award for Best First Feature

LOS ANGELES: House of Others by Georgian director Rusudan Glurjidze received the Satellite Award for Best First Feature from the International Press Academy on 18 February 2017.

GEORGIA: Country Report 2016

With a new all-inclusive cash rebate, Georgia is sure to become a top location among international filmmakers. In March 2016 the Government of Georgia introduced Film in Georgia, a cash…

FNE at Berlinale 2017: Georgian Film in Berlin

Four Georgian films have been selected to participate in one of the most prestigious film festivals around the world – the Berlin International Film Festival. This is the first time…

GRANTS: Georgia Announces Production Grants for Debut and Sophomore Feature Films

TBILISI: Two debut features and one sophomore feature film received production grants from the Georgian National Film Center totaling 291,739 EUR / 835,112 GEL.

European Parliament Approves Visa Liberalisation for Georgia

BRUSSELS: The European Parliament approved visa liberalisation for Georgia, paving the way for Georgians to travel to the European Union's Schengen zone without obtaining visas.

Increase in Total Admissions and Drop in Domestic Admissions in Georgia in 2016

TBILISI: Total admissions increased by 59.74 percent and total gross increased by 46.35 percent, while attendance to domestic films dropped by 85.78 in 2016. This can be explained by the…