The 12th Tbilisi International Film Festival was opened on 6 December 2011. The festival opening film was "Faust" by Alexander Sakurov (Russia, 2011).

The festival program consisted of following programs:

· Made in Germany

· From Sweden with Love (Swedish Cinema)

· Independent Movies from the USA

· Georgian Panorama

· Retrospective of Leos Carax

This year the festival was not able to host competition program.

Special Prize was awarded to the film "Will There be a Theatre up There?!" by Nana Janelidze

Special Mentions were given to:

· The Nest by Tornike Bziava

· Waiting for Mom by Nana Ekvtmishvili

· Bakhmaro by Salome Jashi

· Salt White by Keti Machavariani

The 12th Tbilisi International Film Festival was closed with the film "Innocent Saturday" by Alexander Mindadze (Russia / Germany/Ukraine).

Documentary Film Workshop PITCH.DOC was held parallel to the festival 6 South Caucasian projects were trained for two days. 6 projects had intensive training with experienced tutors Paul Pauwels (Belgium), Hana Rezkowa (Czech Republic) and Nino Ordjonikidze (Georgia).

Award Commission consisted of: Salome Sepashvili (GNFC), Giorgi Gachechiladze (GPB) Anna Ryaboshenko (OSGF) Angelo Curti (Producer Italy), Gorki Glasser-Muller (Republic of Chile, Sweden), Hana Rezkova (Czech Republic IDF), Rebecca de Pass (France/ FIDmarseille).

The project Left Behind by Anna Tsimintia and Misha Svanidze was awarded with 2500 GEL for the project development. Award was supported by Georgian National FilmCenter.

The project Word in pain by Taguhi Torrosyan and Davit Stepanyan will participate in Doc Launch Presentation in frames of One world film Festival in Prague, March 2012.

The project Venera was awarded with special prize 500 euro for the project development from Swedish Director Gorki Glasser-Muller.

Pitch Doc was organized by Sakdoc Film, supported by Georgian National FilmCenter.

Project partner: Goethe Institute.

WARSAW: Poland’s theme channels continued to gain viewers in 2011, rising by 10% in the target 16-49 age group, to a 33% share.

{mosimage}BUDAPEST: The Hungarian film industry is pinning its hopes for the 2011 box office on two December releases in a year that saw the market share for domestically produced films at only 3-4% during the first 11 months.

{mosimage}TALLINN: A documentary film, The New World (Uus Maailm) directed by Jaan Tootsen, has won the best film of 2011 prize from the Estonian Association of Film Journalists. Estonian public broadcaster EFF quoted leading film critic Jaan Ruus saying of the film, "It shows there is a need for something natural and completely earnest, and 'Uus Maailm' is a quest for an alternative lifestyle. We need that kind of idealism."

East Doc Platform | Prague | March 5 – 11, 2012

East European Forum, Doc Launch, East Silver Videolibrary, Project Market

Institute of Documentary Film would like to invite all members of the international professional community to the inaugural edition of the new East Doc Platform - an umbrella industry event dedicated to supporting East European documentary films in all stages of completion. Organized by IDF in association with One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival from March 5 through 11, 2012, the East Doc Platform features our staple events, such as the East European Forum, Doc Launch presentation, Project Market, as well as the new East Silver Videolibrary with a fresh portion of spring documentary titles. In addition to that, the diverse industry programme is being composed, offering master classes, case studies, lectures, seminars, discussions, screenings and more, while providing documentary professionals with important networking opportunities.

The option to get accredited for the Industry programme is now open. Majority of the East Doc Platform programme in Prague will be open for accredited professionals only, so we suggest you register online before it is late. You are safe & sound if you do so by February 9, 2012.

Since 2012, East Silver brings out new documentary films from the Central and Eastern European region twice a year! After the 8th edition took place in October in Jihlava, the video library with fresh titles will be open soon again within the East Doc Platform in March in Prague. This is the reason why submissions for the upcoming 9th Jihlava edition are open all year round. However, if you submit your film by January 10, 2012, your film will be considered for the new East Silver Videolibrary in Prague.

We are happy to see the interest many Eastern European professionals show as we received nearly 130 projects applying for East European Forum, Doc Launch presentation, and Project Market. The board of experts is now preselecting the most suitable ones to participate at the spring session in Prague. IDF will announce the final pick in the early February.

Project Market will once again allow the delegates with eligible documentary projects meet individually with commissioning editors, distributors, sales agents, fund and festival representatives from across Europe and North America. Since we have prolonged our deadline, you can still apply for Project Market by January 15. The market coordinator is already at your disposal, you may direct your questions and meeting requests to
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Strasbourg, 16.12.2011 - At its 125th meeting, held from 13 to 15 December 2011 in Paris, the Board of Management for the Council of Europe's Eurimages Fund agreed to support the co-production of 18 feature films for a total amount of 5 850 000 Euros:

Arrêtez-moi - Jean-Paul Lilienfeld (France)

(Luxembourg, France, Belgium)

Giraffada - Rani Massalha (France - Palestinia)

(France, Germany, Italy)

Heaven on Earth - Pieter Kuijpers (Netherlands)

(Netherlands, Belgium)

NightFall in India - Chema Rodriguez (Spain)

(Spain, Romania)

Camiel Borgmann - Alex van Warmerdam (Netherlands)

(Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark)

August Fools - Taru Makela (Finland)

(Finland, Norway, Czech Republic)

Run and Jump - Steph Green (United States of America - Ireland)

(Ireland, Germany)

Cold of Kalandar - Mustafa Kara (Turkey)

(Turkey, Hungary)

Mamac - Aida Begic (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

(Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, France, Turkey)

Die Andere Heimat - Edgar Reitz (Germany)

(Germany, France)

The Prize Idiot - Hans Petter Moland (Norway)

(Norway, Sweden, Denmark)

The Last Days - Alex Pastor (Spain), David Pastor (Spain)

(Spain, France)

When Day Breaks - Goran Paskaljevic (Serbia)

(France, Serbia, “The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”)

Provizoriu - Cristian Mungiu (Romania)

(Romania, France, Belgium)

Song of the Sea - Tomm Moore (Ireland) Animation film

(Ireland, Luxembourg, Belgium, France, Denmark)

Le Bleu est une couleur chaude - Abdellatif Kechiche (France)

(France, Belgium, Spain)

Banished from the Heavens - Andrei Schwartz (Germany) Documentary

(Germany, Romania)

My Little One – Ayka - Sergey Dvortsevoy (Russia)

(Germany, Russia)

EURIMAGES is a support fund for the co-production, distribution and exhibition of European cinematographic works, established by the Council of Europe in 1988 (E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – Web: (*).

Since it was set up in 1988, EURIMAGES has supported 1420 European co-productions for a total amount of approximately 429 million euros.


(*) Since 18 October 2011, EURIMAGES has 36 member states: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, “The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” and Turkey.

Council of Europe Directorate of Communication

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Fax:+33 (0)3 88 41 39 11

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BUDAPEST: The scripts submitted to the new Hungarian National Film Fund (MNF, in its first round have been described as “disappointing” by MNF chief Agnes Havas and Hungary’s Film Commissioner Andy Vajna.

By the end of November, the most successful Hungarian film among the premieres of 2011 reached about 20.000 viewers in the cinemas. The film Vad Magyarország (Wild Hungary) is a 50 minutes long nature film premiered in April, its success is mainly due to the schools that took their pupils to the screenings. It’s unprecedented that a nature film shot for television reaches the top rank at the national box office, but this year almost totally lacked the premieres of commercial Hungarian movies.

The Hungarian National Film Fund (MNF, discussed its first experiences with film professionals on an open debate in Budapest, on 13th December 2011. The new support body, that took the duties of the Hungarian Motion Picture Foundation (, being under closure for half a year), made its call for grants at the end of September.

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