Today, at the Cinema Amirani the closing ceremony of the 18th Tbilisi International Film Festival was held.
British director and producer Uberto Pasolini was the head of the International Jury, while other jury members were Film Critic and a program coordinator at Seattle International Film Festival Maryna Ajaja (USA), Director and producer Srdjan Dragojevic (Serbia), Actor Stephane Rideau (France) and Literature Critic and Actor Lasha Bakradze (Georgia).
International Competition winners are:
Golden Prometheus for the Best Picture – “Ravens” by Jens Assur (Sweden 2017).
Silver Prometheus for the Best Directing – “The Charmer” by Milad Alami (Denmark/Sweden/France 2017).
International competition jury gave special mention to the following films:
“Scary Mother” by Ana Urushadze (Georgia, Estonia, 2017)
“Scaffolding” by Matan Yair (Israel 2017).
The National Competition - Georgian Panorama is the traditional section uniting this year's most significant Georgian films. The aim of the program is to support and promote Georgian films among the wide audience.
For the second time, this year Prometheus was awarded in 3 nominations: The Best Full Feature Film, The Best Short Film and The Best Documentary Film.
As for the jury, together with German film critics Erika and Ulrich Gregor, Georgian films were evaluated by British film critic and journalist Carmen Gray.
Best Georgian Fiction Film - “Scary Mother” by Ana Urushadze (Georgia, Estonia, 2017)
Best Georgian Documentary Film – “City Of Sun” by Rati Oneli (Georgia/Netherlands/Qatar/United States of America, 2017)
Best Georgian Short Film – “Ana” by Margo Zubashvili (Georgia, 2017)
Jury Special Mention - “Fishing” by Tornike Bziava (Georgia/France, 2017).
Besides the international and national competition, "The European Union for Georgia" dedicated a special prize to the film with a focus on Human Rights in the frames of Tbilisi International Film Festival. The film was selected from the ten films included in the International Competition. The winner of “The European Union for Georgia” is - “The Charmer” by Milad Alami.
The winner of the Short Film Pitching Workshop organized in frames of Tbilisi IFF Industry Days is Lord of Oneself - Director: Elene Mikaberidze, Producer: Nushi Film/Takes Film.
The winner of full-length film Pitching workshop is Spineless - Director: Grigol Abashidze, Producer: Studio Artizm/Lasha Khalvashi. Writer: Gigisha Abashisze, Alex Chigvinadze.
The 18th International Film Festival Closing film was “Namme” by Georgian director Zaza Khalvashi.