FNE at Berlinale 2021: Georgia’s What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? Premieres in Berlinale Main Competition

TBILISI: The German/Georgian coproduction What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? by Alexander Koberidze will vie in the main competition of the Berlinale, which will hold a…

FNE Market Analysis 2020: GEORGIA

TBILISI: Georgia was strongly affected by the Coronavirus pandemic, which shut down cinemas and film production for most of 2020, but Georgian films received new awards at international festivals. Georgian…

PRODUCTION: Soso Chkaidze’s TV Series/Feature Film Completed After 40 Years

TBILISI: Georgian film director Soso Chkhaidze's TV series/feature film Shvidkaca is being completed posthumously almost 30 years after the director’s death, and more than 40 years after he began filming.…

Georgian/French Coproduction Beginning Acquired by MUBI

TBILISI: Dea Kulumbegashvili’s film Beginning has been acquired by the streaming platform Mubi for the USA and UK (Svod Release). This Georgian/French coproduction was selected for Cannes 2020 Official Selection.…

BOX OFFICE: Box Office and Admissions in Georgia Show Huge Decline in 2020

TBILISI: The total 2020 box office in Georgia decreased by 86% from 4,145,123 EUR / 13,264,395 GEL in 2019 to 564,637 EUR / 2,258,549 GEL in 2020, as a consequence…

PRODUCTION: Georgian Director Gela Kandelaki in Production With The Thought

TBILISI: The notable Georgian film and theatre director and producer Gela Kandelaki is currently in production with his documentary film The Thought. The first shoot took place in 2011-2012 in…

OBITUARY: Aleksandre (Sasha) Rekhviashvili

TBILISI: Georgian classic film director, cinematographer and writer Aleksandre (Sasha) Rekhviahsvili died on 10 December 2020 at the age of 82. The premiere of his last film, the documentary Reviving…

GRANTS: Georgia Gives 12 Feature Film Development Grants

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center distributed 45,000 EUR / 180,000 GEL for the development of 12 full-length feature film films to be directed by Marine Gulbiani, Papuna Mosidze, Sandro…

FESTIVALS: Georgian Ia Wins TIFF 2020 Georgian-Baltic Bridge

TBILISI: The 21st edition of the Tbilisi International Film Festival, which opened in an online form on 30 November 2020 and runs through 20 December, awarded financial prizes to three…

FESTIVALS: Tbilisi Film Festival 2020 Announces Lineup

TBILISI: The 21st edition of the Tbilisi International Film Festival opened in an online from on 30 November 2020 and runs through 20 December. The films will be screened on…

FESTIVALS: There Is No Evil Wins 2020 BIAFF

BATUMI: There Is No Evil by Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof was awarded best film at the 15th Batumi International Arthouse Film Festival, which took place online from 15 to 25…

FESTIVALS: Digital BIAFF 2020 Announces Full Lineup

BATUMI: The BIAFF film festival, which was originally scheduled for 13-20 September 2020 but postponed just three days before its opening, will take place in a digital edition running 15-25…

The EWA Female Talent Award at DOK Leipzig goes to Ever Since I Know Myself by Maka Gogaladze

Since 2016 EWA Network has supported strong documentary projects at DOK Leipzig Co-production market. From 2019 on, the award goes to a project in the CIRCLE DOC accelerator selection.

GRANTS: Georgian GNFC Announces Documentary Grants

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center distributed 47,259 EUR / 189,036 GEL for the development of 13 documentary films to be directed by Mariam Natroshvili, Tamar Karumidze, Levan Shubashvili, Tamar…

PRODUCTION: Georgian Directors Khvicha and Tinatin Emiridze in Postproduction With Respublika

TBILISI: Georgian siblings and film directors Khvicha and Tinatin Emiridze are currently in postproduction with their long documentary debut Respublika. The first shoot took place in July 2018 in Georgia.

FESTIVALS: Kutaisi ISFF 2020 Postponed

KUTAISI: The First edition of the Kutaisi International Short Film Festival, in partnership with the Georgian National Film Center and the Kutaisi Municipality, has been postponed from 3 – 7…

Georgia's GNFC Creates Cinema Education Platform

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center (GNFC) is launching a new film education platform, History-Film-History, with the support of Creative Europe.

Georgia's GNFC Postpones Grant Competitions

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center (GNFC) is postponing competitions through the end of 2020 due to uncertainties created by the COVID-19 crisis.

Georgian-Baltic Pitch Panel Opens Call For Project Application

TBILISI: Tbilisi International Film Festival's Industry Platform is calling directors and producers to submit their projects to the international pitching forum Georgian-Baltic Bridge, which will be held online 30 November…

Zako and Living Book Win Annecy-Tbilisi Animation Pitching Workshop

TBILISI: The inaugural Annecy-Tbilisi animation film pitching workshop handed out awards to two projects: Zako by Susana Khachatryan and The Living Book by Mindia Arabuli.