Georgian Short Documentary The Trader to Be Broadcast on Netflix

TBILISI: A Georgian short documentary The Trader / Sovdagari directed by Tamta Gabrichidze will be broadcast on Netflix starting 9 February 2018.

Zurab Maghalashvili, Head of the Georgian National Film Centre

FNE spoke with Zurab Maghalashvili, the director of the Georgian National Film Center, about the changes in the Georgian cinema since his appointment in spring 2016 and what lies ahead.

FNE at Tbilisi International Film Festival: Prize Winners

TBILISI: The main prize of the International Competition of the 18th Tbilisi Film Festival went to the Swedish film Ravens directed by Jens Assur. The top prize in the National…
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Georgia in Progress with Big-Scale National Film Archives Project

TBILISI: Approximately 5,000 film boxes have been cleaned, digitalised and catalogued so far in a big-scale project launched in 2016 by the Georgian National Film Center (GNFC) with the support…

Georgia's My Happy Family on Netflix

TBILISI: Nana Ekvtimishvili’s and Simon Gross’s feature film My Happy Family is available on Netflix since 1 December 2017. This Georgian/German/French coproduction is the first Georgian film for which Netflix…

GRANTS: Georgia Announces Short Film Production Grants

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center distributed 157,812 EUR / 505,000 GEL for the production of 14 short fiction films. A total of 46 projects have been submitted.

First Dolby Atmos Multiplex Opens in Tbilisi

TBILISI: The first Dolby Atmos system cinema in Georgia will open in Tbilisi on 30 November 2017. The six screen Cavea Galleria Tbilisi with 700 seats will be the fifth…

FESTIVALS: Tbilisi Film Festival Announces Lineup

TBILISI: Ten debut features will compete for the Golden Prometheus (for best film) and Silver Prometheus (for best director) in the main competition of the 18th Tbilisi Film Festival. The…

PRODUCTION: International Coproduction Girls of the Sun Shoots in Georgia

TBILISI : The French/Belgian/Georgian/Swiss coproduction Girls of the Sun directed by Eva Husson, is currently shooting in Georgia. Golshifteh Farahani and Emmanuelle Bercot play the main characters. Elle Driver is…

PRODUCTION: Eurimages-Supported Georgian Debut Film Shoots in Tbilisi

TBILISI: Uta Beria’s debut feature Negative Numbers, the first Georgian/French/Italian coproduction, is currently shooting in Tbilisi. The film is one of the recently announced recipients of a grant from Eurimages.…

Alief Acquires Georgia's Scary Mother

TBILISI: UK’s Alief is handling the sales of Ana Urushadze’s debut feature Scary Mother together with Georgian production company Studio Artizm. Lasha Khalvashi, who produced the film through Studio Artizm,…

PRODUCTION: Tinatin Kajrishvili Develops Black Comedy Citizen Saint

TBILISI: The new feature film by Tinatin Kajrishvili is currently in its final financing process. Citizen Saint will be a Georgian/Swedish/German coproduction with shooting set for autumn 2018.

FESTIVALS: A Gentle Creature Wins BIAFF 2017

BATUMI: A Gentle Creature directed by Sergei Loznitsa was awarded Grand Prix at the 12th edition of the Batumi International Arthouse Film Festival, which took place from 17 to 24…

FESTIVALS: BIAFF Announces Lineup

BATUMI: Ten films will run in the international feature film competition at the 12th edition of the Batumi International Arthouse Film Festival, set to take place from 17 to 24…

FESTIVALS: The 7th Nikozi International Animation Film Festival Starts Today

NIKOZI: The 7th Nikozi International Animation Film Festival, which will take place from 1 to 7 September 2017, gathers animation film experts, international festival representatives and filmmakers in the small…

Georgia Selects Scary Mother as Oscar Candidate

TBILISI: Ana Urushadze’s debut feature Scary Mother has been chosen as the official candidate from Georgia for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences nomination in the Best Foreign…

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…