FESTIVALS: Mestia International Short and Mountain Film Festival 2022 Announces Lineup

MESTIA: A total of 16 titles have been selected for the short film competition of the second edition of the Mestia International Short and Mountain Film Festival, which will take…
17-08-2022

PRODUCTION: George Sikharulidze in Production with Georgian/French/Romanian/Italian Drama Panopticon

TBILISI: Georgian director/writer George Sikharulidze is currently in production with his debut feature Panopticon, a Georgian/French/Romanian/Italian coproduction exploring teenage sexuality and Christian fundamentalism in post-Soviet Georgia.
04-08-2022

FNE at KVIFF 2022: Anna Dziapshipa in Postproduction with Doc Self Portrait Along the Borderline

TBILISI: Georgian director/producer Anna Dziapshipa is currently in postproduction with her documentary, the Georgian Self Portrait Along the Borderline / Avtoportreti Zghvarze. The film participated in the Eastern Promises –…
21-07-2022

FESTIVALS: Svaneti IFF 2022 Announces Winners

MESTIA: Bestia by Chilean director Hugo Cocarrubias was awarded the Goddess Dali main prize at the second edition of the Svaneti International Film Festival, organised by director Mariam Khatchvani and…
18-07-2022

PRODUCTION: Zdeněk Jiráský in Postproduction with Czech/Slovak/Romanian Road Film I Don't Love You Anymore

PRAGUE: Czech director/writer Zdeněk Jiráský is currently in postproduction with his feature film I Don’t Love You Anymore / Už tě nemám rád, a Czech/Slovak/Romanian coproduction about two kids on…
15-07-2022

Georgian Film Industry Representatives Meet Leading Hollywood Companies

TBILISI: Representatives of six Georgian film production companies met six leading global companies in Hollywood as part of the Film in Georgia programme. They also took part in the American…
13-07-2022

FESTIVALS: Second Edition of Svaneti IFF Announces Lineup

MESTIA: A total of 20 titles have been selected for the short film competition of the second edition of the Georgian Svaneti International Film Festival, which will take place in…
29-06-2022

PRODUCTION: Georgian Director Ana Kvichidze in Production with Georgian/French Doc Heart, Don’t Be Afraid

TBILISI: Georgian director Ana Kvichidze is currently in production with her first long documentary, the Georgian/French coproduction Heart, Don’t Be Afraid. The film is supported by the Georgian National Film…
22-06-2022

FNE Film Meets Games: Q&A with Georgian Sound Designer Betkho

TBILISI: FNE spoke to Georgian sound designer Betkho about his experience and activities in the gaming and film industry. Betkho is the founder of Heima Production and works on the…
15-06-2022

FNE Podcast: Giorgi Javakhishvili: Municipal Cinemas in Georgia

FNE correspondent and film critic Alexander Gabelia spoke with Giorgi Javakhishvili, a Georgian film researcher, founder and co-editor of Georgian online magazine CinExpress, about the challenges and problems of Georgian…
10-06-2022

Kaha Sikharulidze Appointed New Head of Georgian National Film Centre (GNFC)

TBILISI: Kaha Sikharulidze, the First Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, will be taking over as director of the Georgian National Film Centre. Maya Tchilashvili will maintain her position…
30-05-2022

FNE at Cannes 2022: Georgian Cinema in Cannes

The Georgian National Film Center (GNFC) will present the Georgian pavilion for the fifteenth time at the 75th Cannes International Film Festival (Marche du Film), where the team of the…
20-05-2022

FNE Film Meets Games: Q&A With Georgian Game Designer and Writer Nanuka Sepashvili

Central and eastern Europe is one of the most important locations for global games developers and studios, and artists in the region are increasingly working for both film and games.…
19-05-2022

PRODUCTION: Georgian Director Lana Gogoberidze in Postproduction with Doc about Her Mother

TBILISI: Classic Georgian director/writer Lana Gogoberidze, who was the guest of honour at the 22nd edition of goEast with a retrospective of 10 of her films, is currently editing a…
12-05-2022

PRODUCTION: Georgian Director Ana Barjadze in Production with Long Documentary Bitter Sugar

TBILISI: Georgian director Ana Barjadze is currently in production with her long film, the documentary Bitter Sugar. This is a universal and intimate story about the unique bond between brothers,…
11-05-2022

GRANTS: Georgia Announces Debut Feature Production Grant

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center has allocated 169,312 EUR / 550,267 GEL for the production of one debut feature, Worker, which will be directed by Giorgi Kobalia.
09-05-2022

FNE Film Meets Games: Q&A With Georgia’s Sound Artist and POSTRED Founder Beso Kacharava

Central and eastern Europe is one of the most important locations for global games developers and studios, and artists in the region are increasingly working for both film and games.…
05-05-2022

FNE Podcast: goEast 2022: Georgian Producer Ketevan Kipiani

FNE correspondent and film critic Alexander Gabelia spoke in Wiesbaden with Ketevan Kipiani, who works for Sakdok Film, about the challenges she has faced as a producer during the pandemic,…
28-04-2022

Admissions in Georgia Show Increase in 2021

TBILISI: Admissions to domestic films increased in Georgia from 2,000 in 2020 to approximately 10,000 in 2021, while total admissions increased from 230,160 in 2020 to approximately 560,000 in 2021.
27-04-2022

Georgian National Film Center Launches Educational Film Portal

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center (GNFC) has launched the educational platform History-Film-History, which aims at facilitating the study of the history of the art form.
15-04-2022