FNE’s Georgian correspondent Alexander Gabelia spoke to Jiri Konecny, emerging producer from the Czech Republic, about the challenges he has faced as a producer during the pandemic, as well as about the post-pandemic recovery of the European film industry, the 2021 films that he produced or coproduced, and the importance of international coproductions.

FNE correspondent and film critic Alexander Gabelia spoke with Mariam Kandelaki, Founder of the Georgian Animators Association (Saqanima), and animation film director and producer.

FNE correspondent Alexander Gabelia spoke with Levan Koguashvili, award winning Georgian film director, about the challenges he has faced as a film director during the pandemic, as well about his last feature film Brighton 4th, produced by Kino Iberica (Georgia), which was screened within the Tbilisi IFF 2021. The film is a coproduction between Georgia, Bulgaria, Russia, Monaco and the USA.

TBILISI: Otar's Death by Georgian director Soso Bliadze was awarded best feature film at the 22nd edition of the Tbilisi International Film Festival. The festival ran from 5 to 12 December 2021.

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center has distributed 13,098 EUR / 46,500 GEL to six projects for the creation of a full-length feature film script. The awarded scriptwriters are Maka Kukulava, Dimitri Mamulia, Tamar Bartaia, Guram Bakradze, Giorgi Getiashvili and Levan Tsertsvadze.

TBILISI: Salome Jashi’s documentary film Taming the Garden debuted in cinemas in Germany and Switzerland on 2 December 2021. The film was shortlisted for this year's European Film Awards.

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