PRODUCTION: Georgian Director Merab Kokochashvili in Production with Terzo Mondo

TBILISI: The venerated Georgian film director Merab Kokochashvili is currently in production with his feature film Terzo Mondo. His 1967 film Great Green Valley / Didi Mcvane Veli (1967) is…
26-05-2020

FESTIVALS: Batumi Adds Covid Section

BATUMI: The 15th edition of Georgia’s Batumi International Art-house Film Festival (BIAFF) has announced that it will add a special section “COVIDEO” to the 2020 festival taking place 13 –…
07-05-2020

GRANTS: Georgia Announces 2020 Feature Film Production Grants

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center has distributed 434,750 EUR / 1,499,888 GEL for the production of three feature films to be directed by Bakur Bakuradze, Nana (Nino) Djordjadze and…
30-04-2020

SOFA 2020 Tbilisi Workshop Online

TBILISI: The SOFA 2020 Tbilisi workshop will be held online from 25 to 30 April 2020.
09-04-2020

Georgian Directors Share Films Online During COVID-19 Crisis

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center responds to the COVID-19 crisis with the launch of online film screenings, with 27 films already signed on to be part of the initiative.
31-03-2020

PRODUCTION: Maradia Tsaava In Production With Georgian/French Doc

TBILISI: Georgian director Maradia Tsaava is currently in production with her first long documentary My Neighbour. The shooting for this Georgian/French coproduction started in August 2019.
11-03-2020

GRANTS: Georgia Announces First Feature Film Production Grants in 2020

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center distributed 250,000 EUR / 800,000 GEL for the production of two first feature films to be directed by Vakhtang Kotetishvili and Giorgi Chalauri.
27-02-2020

FNE at Berlinale 2020: Georgian Film in Berlin

The Georgian pavilion will be present for the 15th time this year at the European Film Market (EFM) (The Georgian Pavilion number is 126 and it will be located in…
24-02-2020

PRODUCTION: Georgian Director Tamta Gabrichidze Preps Mugamati

TBILISI: Georgian director Tamta Gabrichidze is currently in preproduction with her first long documentary Mugamati. The filming is planned for the summer of 2020. Gabrichidze’s short documentary The Trader /…
13-02-2020

PRODUCTION: Georgian Director Tamaz Narimanidze In Postproduction With Winter Depression

TBILISI: Georgian writer/director Tamaz (Tazo) Narimanidze is completing postproduction on his debut feature Winter Depression, which was supported by the Georgian National Film Center.
11-02-2020

PRODUCTION: Georgian Director Giorgi Mukhadze Preps When You Are 17

TBILISI: Georgian writer/director Giorgi Mukhadze is currently in preproduction with his debut feature When You Are 17. Shooting is scheduled for August 2020.
07-02-2020

OBITUARY: Georgian Director Zaza Khalvashi

TBILISI: Acclaimed Georgian director and writer Zaza Khalvashi died at 62 on 4 February 2020. His latest film Rain on Two Sides is currently in postproduction.
06-02-2020

PRODUCTION: Georgian Writer/Director Data Pirtskhalava Preps A Long Break

TBILISI: Georgian writer/director Data Pirtskhalava is currently in preproduction with his debut feature A Long Break. Pirtskhalava won the Best International Short Award at the Locarno International Film Festival with…
04-02-2020

FNE Market Analysis 2019: GEORGIA

TBILISI: Georgia had a great year with more awards at international festivals and more attention given to Georgian films. Georgian cinema days were held in Brussels, Rome, Boston, Poland and…
04-02-2020

GRANTS: Georgia Launches Call For Feature Film Minority Coproduction Grants

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center has launched the 2020 competition for feature film minority coproductions. The deadline is 16 March 2020.
03-02-2020

Increase in Total Admissions and Slight Decline in Domestic Admissions in Georgia

TBILISI: Total admissions increased in Georgia by 1.34 percent from 1,298,404 in 2018 to 1,359,365 in 2019. Admissions to domestic films decreased from 55,495 in 2018 to 37,865 in 2019…
23-01-2020

FNE at Tbilisi IFF 2019: Dito Tsintsadze’s Inhale-Exhale Wins Top Prize

TBILISI: Inhale-Exhale by the acclaimed Georgian-born Berlin-based director Dito Tsintsadze was awarded best feature film at the 20th edition of the Tbilisi International Film Festival. The festival ran from 1…
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FNE at Tbilisi IFF 2019: Georgian Panorama: Comets

TBILISI: Tamar Shavgulidze’s feature film Comets (previously known as My House in Front of the Forest) will screen in the Georgian Panorama section of the Tbilisi IFF, which opens on…
29-11-2019

FNE at Tbilisi IFF 2019: Georgian Panorama: Inhale-Exhale

TBILISI: The acclaimed Georgian-born Berlin-based director Dito Tsintsadze's Inhale-Exhale aka 43 will screen in the Georgian Panorama section of the Tbilisi IFF, which opens on 1 December 2019. The film…
29-11-2019

PRODUCTION: Rusudan Chkonia Preps Georgian/Swiss/Norwegian Coproduction Venice

TBILISI: Georgian director Rusudan Chkonia is starting preproduction on the Georgian/Swiss/Norwegian feature drama Venice. Rusudan Chkonia is an awarded Georgian director, who participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus and the…
28-11-2019