FESTIVALS: Tbilisi Festival Opens with Moira

Goat by Ivan Ostrochovsky Goat by Ivan Ostrochovsky

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 Ostrochovsky
Production: Sentimentalfilm and endorfilm
Coproduction: Czech Television, RTVS and Punkchart Films
Supported 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 Valchanov
Production: 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 Ulk
Production: Allfilm Estonian Public Broadcaster
Supported by Estonian Film Institute