This year Georgian National Film Center will represent Georgia at the Marche du Film in Cannes for the fourth time. Georgian Stand will be open under the Georgian flag within the framework of the film market - Marche du Film (11- 20 May, #104 Village International Riviera). The Director of Georgian National Film Center Tamara Tatishvili and other representatives – Salome Sepashvili, David Vashadze and Ketie Danelia – will represent the industry at the Georgian Stand.
The planned meetings embrace various directions:
Establishing cooperation with the Film Funds of other countries, identification of sources of alternative financing for Georgian projects;
Dissemination of the trailers of new Georgian films, offering the films to various international festivals;
Positioning Georgia as an attractive shooting location. A joint disc of Georgian National Film Center and Georgian National Agency of Tourism - Film and Tourism in Georgia - will be disseminated.
Negotiations will be continued to Georgia's membership to Eurimages - European Council film support foundation.
On may 14, at 17.00, Georgian Stand will host a traditional reception (Happy Hour) for foreign guests with the aim of promotion of Georgia and Georgian films. Famous Georgian wine will be provided for the reception by the company "Teliani Valley".
Here is the list of Georgian producers and directors participating in various programs:
Vano Burduli, Tiko Kajrishvili (World Cinema Pavilion)
Zaza Rusadze (financing „The Fold of my Blanket")
Giorgi Ovashvili, Keti Galdavadze - (The Atelier - Cannes)
Nikoloz Khomasuridze (Market Screening)
Bakur Bakuradze, Archil Gelovani - (Un Certain Regard)