TBILISI: Caucasus School of New Cinema, which opened within the Caucasus University in Tbilisi, is aiming to raise a new generation of film industry professionals by teaching the students not only skills, but also "visions".
The school initiated by director and scriptwriter Dimitri Mamulia opened in April 2016 and is now welcoming its first students in its two major programmes, film direction and scriptwriting. Each programme combines lectures and courses with practical studies.
According to Georgian media, a team of recognised directors including Otar Iosseliani, Nana Ekvtimishvili and Zaza Urushadze will give classes alongside experts in casting, cinematography and music, as one of the main goals is to allow students to work with several experts and tutors in order to get a broader sense of visions in cinema.
The Caucasus School of New Cinema has already partnered with the Georgian National Film Center, CinemadaMare Film Festival in Italy and the Moscow School of New Cinema in Russia.