Four Georgian films have been selected to participate in one of the most prestigious film festivals around the world – the Berlin International Film Festival. This is the first time so many Georgian films have been screened at one of the world’s leading film festivals. The selected Georgian films will be screened as part of the following sections:
"My Happy Family" directed by Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross (Polare Film) – Forum;"City of the Sun" – a documentary directed by Rati Oneli (Oneli Film Association Ltd) – Forum;"Hostages" directed by Rezo Gigineishvili (20 steps productions) – Panorama;"Li.le" – an animated film directed by Natia Nikolashvili (20 steps productions) – Generation
The Georgian National Film Centre will present an exhibit stand of Georgia at the European Film Market organized within the frames of the Berlinale; and it is the 12th time an exhibit stand of Georgia has been displayed at the European Film Market.
It should also be noted that the focus of the Berlinale Co-Production Market this year is among others on Georgia; the Berlinale Co-Production Market is an event annually attended by about 600 leading filmmakers – film directors and producers from around the world. Through the brochures distributed among the guests, they will have an opportunity to get acquainted with the activities of the Georgian National Film Centre and raise awareness of the Georgian filmmaking industry.
Within the frames of the Berlinale Co-Production Market, the Georgian National Film Centre plans to organize a reception, enabling the guests to attend a presentation about the Georgian film industry and get acquainted with Georgia as an attractive location for filmmaking. In addition the guests will meet the crews of the Georgian films screened at the Berlinale and watch a promotional video about the Georgian film industry.
Besides, Georgia will be one of the five countries chosen to participate in a special country session, where the participant countries, with the help of a moderator, will share their expertise and achievements in the field of filmmaking with the audience.
And Finally, Georgia plans to organize an event within the Berlinale Film Festival and invite Georgian and foreign guests attending the Film Festival
GENERATION KplusLi.le by Natia Nikolashvili
SCREENING:11.02.2017 16:30 CinemaxX 3 (Premiere)15.02.2017 12:30 Filmtheater am Friedrichshain16.02.2017 14:00 CinemaxX 1
PANORAMA specialHOSTAGES - World Premiere Berlinale Official Selection Panorama
OFFICIAL SCREENINGSFri 10 Feb | 5.30pm | CineStar 3 (advance screening 1)Sun 12 Feb | 7.15pm | Zoo Palast 2 (advance screening 2)Wed 15 Feb | 9.30pm | Zoo Palast 1 (World Premiere)Thu 16 Feb | 1.00pm | CinemaxX 7 (repetition screening 1)Sat 18 Feb | 9.30pm | Zoo Palast 1 (repetition screening 2)MARKET SCREENINGS (for buyers only)Sun 12 Feb | 11.35am | CinemaxX 10Mon 13 Feb | 2.45pm | CinemaxX 2PRESS SCREENING: Wed 15 Feb | 2pm | CineStar 3
FORUMCity of the Sun by Rati Oneli
SCREENING:10-02-2017 19:30 CinemaxX 4 (Premiere)11-02-2017 14:00 Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg12-02-2017 11:30 CinemaxX 6 (P&I)13-02-2017 14:00 CineStar 818-02-2017 21:30 Delphi
FORUMMy Happy Family by Nana & Simon
SCREENING:10.02.2017 13:30 CinemaxX 6 (Press Screening)13.02.2017 20:15 CineStar 8 (PREMIERE)14.02.2017 21:30 Berlinale Goes Kiez @ w o l f16.02.2017 16:30 Delphi17.02.2017 19:45 Colosseum 119.02.2017 19:15 CineStar 8