TBILISI: The 16th Tbilisi International Film Festival will open on 30 November 2015 with a premiere of the Georgian film by Levan Tutberidze Moira produced by Cinetech Film. The festival will close on 5 December.
Ten debut and second feature European films will screen in the festival’s international competition, including films from Slovakia, Bulgaria, Estonia.
A special section, Women’s Eyes, will show documentaries made by women directors. The festival will highlight films by women in other sections and has chosen violet as the festival's colour to represent the symbol of the international campaign to eliminate violence against women. The festival will also hold discussions with the participation of local and invited speakers from the South Caucasus region about women's rights, gender-based violence and women as socially active figures.
For the third time the festival will hold the National Contest within the framework of Georgian Panorama, with full feature, short and documentary films. The international competition follows: Der Bunker (Germany)Directed by Nikias Chryssos
Goat (Slovakia, Czech Republic)Directed by Ivan OstrochovskyProduction: Sentimentalfilm and endorfilmCoproduction: Czech Television, RTVS and Punkchart FilmsSupported by Slovak Audiovisual Fund and Czech Film Fund Mediterranea (Italy, France, USA, Germany, Qatar)Directed by Jonas Carpignano
Motherland (Turkey, Greece)Directed by Senem Tüzen
Pikadero (Spain, UK)Directed by Ben Sharrock
Sworn Virgin (Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Kosovo, Albania)Directed by Laura Bispuri
The Lesson (Bulgaria, Greece)Directed by Kristina Grozeva, Petar ValchanovProduction: Abraxas Film Coproduction: Graal Film
The Violators (UK)Directed by Helen Walsh
The Wednesday Child (Hungary, Germany)Directed by Lili Horváth
Zero Point (Estonia)Directed by Mihkel UlkProduction: Allfilm , Estonian Public BroadcasterSupported by Estonian Film Institute