FNE at Cannes 2016: Georgian Cinema in Cannes

GEORGIA AT THE 69TH CANNES FILM FESTIVAL (May 11-22, 2016)
15-05-2016

PRODUCTION: Georgia and UK Team up on Shindisi

TBILISI: LA-based director, Nick Agiashvili has been confirmed to direct the UK/Georgian co-production Shindisi, to be produced by Liberty Studio, 20 Steps and Lakumi in Georgia in partnership with UK’s…
14-05-2016

FNE at Cannes 2016: EFP Producer on the Move: Nino Devdariani

TBILISI: Nino Devdariani, European Film Promotion’s Producer on the Move from Georgia, was encouraged by her husband, filmmaker George Ovashvili, to get involved in the film business. The former ballerina…
05-05-2016

PRODUCTION: George Ovashvili’s Khibula Wraps Shooting

TBILISI: Acclaimed director, producer and screenwriter George Ovashvili has just finished the shooting of his feature film Khibula, a Georgian/German/French coproduction about the first president of Georgia, Zviad Gamsakhurdia, in…
04-05-2016

New Director for the Georgian National Film Centre

TBILISI: Zurab Maghalashvili was named the new head of the Georgian National Film Centre. He replaces Nana Janelidze, whose mandate ended on 25 March 2016.
28-04-2016

3sat Acquired TV Rights for When the Earth Seems to Be Light

TBILISI: German Public Broadcaster 3sat has acquired TV rights for the Georgian/German documentary When the Earth Seems to Be Light by Salome Machaidze, Tamuna Karumidze and David Meskhi.
15-03-2016

FESTIVALS: EU Film Festival Starts in Georgia

TBILISI: Seventeen films will be screened at the fourth edition of the EU Film Festival, which will take place in Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Rustavi, Bolnisi and Mestia on 9­-18 March 2016.
10-03-2016

American Series to Be Shot in Georgia

TBILISI: Marisa Romanov, an American series produced by Noirtainment Film and Television Production Company, is set to be shot in Georgia and already applied for the tax incentive scheme.
26-02-2016

PRODUCTION: DeDe Wraps Production

LONDON: London-based production house Film and Music Entertainment (F&ME) has wrapped production on DeDe, a Georgian/British/Croatian/Dutch coproduction which is part of the company’s current slate of ten films.
17-02-2016

FNE at Berlinale 2016: Georgian National Film Center Presents Georgia’s new Cash Rebate in Berlin

Georgia celebrates 11 years of cooperation with the Berlinale this year. This year the Georgian National Film Centre will be presenting a new component of the governmental programme "Shoot in…
14-02-2016

Georgia Gives Grants to Animated Shorts

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center gave 54,000 EUR / 150,000 GEL for the production of two short animated films for children.
11-02-2016

Emmy Winner to Finish Documentary in Georgia

TBILISI: Emmy winner, American director and artist James Higginson, is about to finish his documentary Devout about Georgian monks. He also plans to shoot an experimental feature, The Road to…
03-02-2016

GRANTS: Georgia Announces Debut Feature Grants

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center allotted 222,519 EUR/ 600,000 GEL for the production of two debut features in 2016.
29-01-2016

Georgia Set to Encourage Film Industry

TBILISI: Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili will officially present the 'Film in Georgia' programme in Tbilisi on 26 January 2016, as the state is set to encourage the movie industry…
26-01-2016

The Summer of Frozen Fountains Hits Georgian and Estonian Cinemas

TBILISI: The Summer of Frozen Fountains by Georgian director Vano Burduli will be released in Georgia and Estonia on 21 January 2016.
21-01-2016

GRANTS: Georgia Announces Feature Production Grants

TBILISI: New projects by Levan Koghuashvili, Rusudan Chkonia and George Ovashvili received production support from the Georgian National Film Center beginning of 2016.
12-01-2016

Georgia Launches Cash Rebate System

TBILISI: Georgia officially launched its tax incentives programme which will go into operation at the beginning of 2016. It will offer a 20% cash rebate of qualified expenditure with an…
18-12-2015

FNE Country Report 2015: Georgia

Georgia faced two important events in 2015 - it joined the Creative Europe Programme at the end of February 2015 and introduced its first tax rebate law, which will start…
15-12-2015

GRANTS: Georgia Announces Project Development Grants

TBILISI: Georgian National Film Center will allot project development grants totaling 28,583 EUR / 75,000 GEL to five features films. They include new projects by George Ovashvili, Rusudan Chkonia and…
14-12-2015

Georgia Announces Script Development Grants

TBILISI: Georgian National Film Centre will grant 46,229 EUR /120,000 GEL for the script development of eight feature films dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Democratic Republic of Georgia.
11-12-2015