PRODUCTION: Georgian Director Tamta Gabrichidze Preps Mugamati

TBILISI: Georgian director Tamta Gabrichidze is currently in preproduction with her first long documentary Mugamati. The filming is planned for the summer of 2020. Gabrichidze’s short documentary The Trader /…
13-02-2020

PRODUCTION: Georgian Director Tamaz Narimanidze In Postproduction With Winter Depression

TBILISI: Georgian writer/director Tamaz (Tazo) Narimanidze is completing postproduction on his debut feature Winter Depression, which was supported by the Georgian National Film Center.
11-02-2020

PRODUCTION: Georgian Director Giorgi Mukhadze Preps When You Are 17

TBILISI: Georgian writer/director Giorgi Mukhadze is currently in preproduction with his debut feature When You Are 17. Shooting is scheduled for August 2020.
07-02-2020

OBITUARY: Georgian Director Zaza Khalvashi

TBILISI: Acclaimed Georgian director and writer Zaza Khalvashi died at 62 on 4 February 2020. His latest film Rain on Two Sides is currently in postproduction.
06-02-2020

PRODUCTION: Georgian Writer/Director Data Pirtskhalava Preps A Long Break

TBILISI: Georgian writer/director Data Pirtskhalava is currently in preproduction with his debut feature A Long Break. Pirtskhalava won the Best International Short Award at the Locarno International Film Festival with…
04-02-2020

FNE Market Analysis 2019: GEORGIA

TBILISI: Georgia had a great year with more awards at international festivals and more attention given to Georgian films. Georgian cinema days were held in Brussels, Rome, Boston, Poland and…
04-02-2020

GRANTS: Georgia Launches Call For Feature Film Minority Coproduction Grants

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center has launched the 2020 competition for feature film minority coproductions. The deadline is 16 March 2020.
03-02-2020

Increase in Total Admissions and Slight Decline in Domestic Admissions in Georgia

TBILISI: Total admissions increased in Georgia by 1.34 percent from 1,298,404 in 2018 to 1,359,365 in 2019. Admissions to domestic films decreased from 55,495 in 2018 to 37,865 in 2019…
23-01-2020

FNE at Tbilisi IFF 2019: Dito Tsintsadze’s Inhale-Exhale Wins Top Prize

TBILISI: Inhale-Exhale by the acclaimed Georgian-born Berlin-based director Dito Tsintsadze was awarded best feature film at the 20th edition of the Tbilisi International Film Festival. The festival ran from 1…
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FNE at Tbilisi IFF 2019: Georgian Panorama: Comets

TBILISI: Tamar Shavgulidze’s feature film Comets (previously known as My House in Front of the Forest) will screen in the Georgian Panorama section of the Tbilisi IFF, which opens on…
29-11-2019

FNE at Tbilisi IFF 2019: Georgian Panorama: Inhale-Exhale

TBILISI: The acclaimed Georgian-born Berlin-based director Dito Tsintsadze's Inhale-Exhale aka 43 will screen in the Georgian Panorama section of the Tbilisi IFF, which opens on 1 December 2019. The film…
29-11-2019

PRODUCTION: Rusudan Chkonia Preps Georgian/Swiss/Norwegian Coproduction Venice

TBILISI: Georgian director Rusudan Chkonia is starting preproduction on the Georgian/Swiss/Norwegian feature drama Venice. Rusudan Chkonia is an awarded Georgian director, who participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus and the…
28-11-2019

FNE at Tbilisi IFF 2019: Georgian Panorama: A Pig

TBILISI: Giga Liklikadze’s low-budget debut feature film A Pig will screen in the Georgian Panorama section of the Tbilisi IFF, which opens on 1 December 2019. The film had its…
28-11-2019

FNE at Tbilisi IFF 2019: Georgian Panorama: Negative Numbers

TBILISI: Uta Beria’s debut feature Negative Numbers, the first Georgian/French/Italian coproduction, will be shown in the Georgian Panorama section of the Tbilisi Film Festival, which begins on 1 December 2019.
28-11-2019

FESTIVALS: Six Films Screen in Tbilisi IFF Georgian Panorama

TBILISI: The Tbilisi IFF will open on 1 December with a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s early work Blackmail. The festival will show six new domestic films in its Georgian Pamorama…
27-11-2019

PRODUCTION: Georgian Director Giorgi Gogichaishvili Preps Anatori: Village of the Dead

TBILISI: Georgian director Giorgi Gogichaishvili is starting preproduction on the Georgian feature film Anatori: Village of the Dead, a love story set in a village suffering from the black plague.
12-11-2019

PRODUCTION: Lana Gogoberidze's Georgian/French Golden Thread in Postproduction

TBILISI: The venerated Georgian film director Lana Gogoberidze is completing postproduction on the Georgian/French feature drama Golden Thread. Her 1978 film Some Interviews on Personal Matters (1978) is one of…
11-11-2019

FNE at FilmFestival Cottbus 2019: Pig

TBILISI: Giga Liklikadze’s low-budget debut feature film Pig will have its world premiere in the main competition of FilmFestival Cottbus, which runs 5 – 10 November 2019.
31-10-2019

PRODUCTION: Nana Janelidze Preps Georgian/French Coproduction Where Is Liza Going

TBILISI: Georgian director Nana Janelidze is starting preproduction on the Georgian/French drama Where is Liza Going (Georgian-Abkhazian diaries). The narrative of the film has the characteristics of a road film:…
29-10-2019

GRANTS: Georgia Announces Grants for Short Animation Films

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center distributed 88,064 EUR / 273,000 GEL for the production of four short animation films to be directed by Teimuraz Sikharulidze, Tsotne Rusishvili, Archil Kukhianidze…
22-10-2019