Georgia’s 20 Steps and UK F&ME Team up on Three-Pic Deal

TBILISI: Tbilisi-based 20 Steps Productions and Caucasian Film Service are partnering with UK production house Film and Music Entertainment (F&ME) to shoot three films in 2015-2016.
19-05-2015

OBITUARY: Georgian Director Rezo Chkheidze

TBILISI: Acclaimed Georgian director/screenwriter Rezo Chkheidze died on 3 May 2015. He was 88 years old.
04-05-2015

Obituary: Georgian Actor Kote Tolordava

TBILISI: Georgian actor Kote Tolordava (36) was found dead in a hotel in Moscow on 11 April 2015.
13-04-2015

Obituary: Georgian Actor and Filmmaker Otar Koberidze

TBILISI: Famous Georgian actor, director and screenwriter Otar Koberidze passed away at the age of 90. Born in 1924, Otar Koberidze graduated from the Rustaveli State Theatre Institute, known today…
12-03-2015

Georgia Joins Creative Europe Programme

TBILISI: Georgian Minister of Culture and Monument Protection Mikheil Giorgadze and the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Tibor Navracsics have signed an Agreement on Georgian participation in…
02-03-2015

PRODUCTION: Mariam Khatchvani Preps Dede

TBILISI: Mariam Khatchvani is in preparation with Dede and she plans to start shooting in mid-September 2015. Vladimer Katcharava is producing.
27-02-2015

Georgia to Open Documentary Grants Contest

TBILISI: Georgian National Film Centre will allot approximately 121,000 EUR / 300,000 GEL for long and short documentaries in 2015.
23-02-2015

FNE at Berlinale 2015: Georgian Film in Berlin

My Happy Family, a new project by Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross produced by Georgia’s Polare Film is among 36 feature film projects from 28 countries selected for the 12th…
08-02-2015

PRODUCTION: George Ovashvili Develops Khibula

TBILISI: Acclaimed director, producer and screenwriter George Ovashvili plans to shoot his next project, Khibula, at the end of 2015. He is now in the financing stage.
02-02-2015

FESTIVALS: Corn Island Wins Best Film Award at the Trieste Film Festival

TRIESTE: George Ovashvili's meditative drama Corn Island was awarded Best Film in the feature film competition of the 26th Trieste Film Festival, while the Danish/Polish coproduction Something Better to Come…
26-01-2015

FNE IDF Doc Bloc: IDF Supporting Georgian Filmmaker

IDF is using its platform to garner financial support for ailing Georgian filmmaker Temo Tsava.
19-12-2014

FNE Country Report 2014: Georgia

Georgian cinema is on the rise with films selected in Berlin, Cannes and Venice in 2014, and an Estonian/Georgian coproduction, Tangerines (produced by Estonia’s Allfilm and Georgia’s Cinema24) nominated for…
18-12-2014

FESTIVALS: I am Beso Wins National Competition at Tbilisi IFF 2014

TBILISI: The 15th Tbilisi IFF handed out its Golden Prometheus for Best Film to Ukrainian director Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy for Tribe at its closing ceremony on 6 December 2014.
08-12-2014

FESTIVALS: Neighbors Wins Best Pitch at Tbilisi Industry Days

TBILISI: The Tbilisi IFF’s first Tbilisi Industry Days opened on Wednesday, 3 December 2014, with pitches of 15 feature length film projects from Georgian filmmakers, and the top prize going…
04-12-2014

FESTIVALS: Tbilisi IFF 2014 Opens with The President

TBILISI: The 15th Tbilisi International Film Festival will open on 1 December 2014 with The President shot in Georgia by Mohsen Makhmalbaf, who will present the film.
24-11-2014

PRODUCTION: Otar Iosseliani Shoots Winter Song

TBILISI: Winter Song/Chant d'hiver, the new feature of the acclaimed Otar Iosseliani, is moving to France for filming in December following shooting in Georgia 16 - 24 October 2014.
21-11-2014

FNE at Connecting Cottbus 2014: Ablabuda Film to Bow with The Button

COTTBUS: Georgian production company Ablabuda Film, which was launched in 2013, is in preparation with its first film The Button (working title) directed by Alexander Kviria to be shot in…
12-11-2014

FNE TV: Vladimer Katcharava head of 20 Steps Productions

FNE spoke to Georgian producer Vladimer Katcharava who heads the Tbilisi based production outfit 20 Steps about shooting films in Georgia and his work as a coproducer on Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s…
31-10-2014

The President Boosts Georgia as Shooting Location

TBILISI: Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s new film The President, which was shot in Georgia with Georgian actors, was praised for its gritty and realistic action and location work and has given a…
24-10-2014

FNE at BIAFF 2014: Winners of the 9th Batumi International ArtHouse FF

BATUMI: The 9th Batumi International Art-house Film Festival (BIAFF) held in Batumi 14-21 September 2014 gave its Grand Prix to Lenny Abrahamson for his comedy Frank (UK/Ireland, 2014) that had…
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