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:…

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…

FNE at Ji.hlava IDFF 2019: Emerging Producer Tekla Machavariani

TBILISI: Tekla Machavariani from Nushi Film has been selected to participate in the 2020 Emerging Producers programme for documentary film producers, which kicks off at the 23rd edition of the…

PRODUCTION: Levan Tutberidze Shoots Georgian/Dutch The Resting Samurai

TBILISI: Georgian film director Levan Tutberidze has started shooting his new feature film The Resting Samurai as a coproduction of Georgia and the Netherlands.

PRODUCTION: Georgian Director Zaza Khalvashi Starts Shooting Rain on Two Sides

TBILISI: Georgian director Zaza Khalvashi will begin shooting his new feature film Rain on Two Sides in mid-October 2019. His latest Georgian/Lithuanian coproduction Namme, which had its international premiere at…

FNE at BIAFF 2019: Let There Be Light Wins the Batumi International Art House Film Festival 2019

BATUMI: The Slovak/Czech coproduction Let There Be Light directed by Marko Škop was awarded Grand Prix in the Feature Film International Competition of the Batumi International Arthouse Film Festival (15-22…
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GRANTS: Georgia Announces Documentary Production Grants

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center has distributed 120,000 EUR / 360,000 GEL for the production of seven documentaries chosen from among 35 projects.

FESTIVALS: BIAFF 2019 Announces Lineup

BATUMI: Ten titles have been selected for the International Feature Films Competition of the Batumi International Art house Film Festival (15-22 September 2019).

PRODUCTION: Georgian Eco Doc The Other Neighbors In Postproduction

TBILISI: Georgian director Nika Tsiklauri is in postproduction with The Other Neighbors, an observational documentary filmed in the capital of Georgia and commissioned by The German Society for International Cooperation…

BIAFF Industry Platform Alternative Wave Announces Selected Projects For 2019 Edition

BATUMI: Eight projects have been selected for the industry platform Alternative Wave of the 2019 Batumi International Art house Film Festival (15-22 September 2019). The industry programme is set to…

Interview with Nino Kirtadze: Support From Eurimages Is Vital For Georgian Cinema

TBILISI: Film director, screenwriter, journalist and actress Nino Kirtadze, the new representative of Georgia in Eurimages, spoke with Film New Europe about the importance of Eurimages support for Georgian coproductions…

FNE Oscar Watch 2020: Georgia Selects Shindisi for Oscar Bid

TBILISI: Dito Tsintsadze's Shindisi has been selected as Georgia’s entry for the 92nd Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ award in the best international feature film category. 

PRODUCTION: Thai / Georgian Coproduction Currently Shooting in Georgia

TBILISI: The TV series Doubleman is currently shooting in Georgia under the Film in Georgia programme. The series is a Thai / Georgian coproduction between the Thai company Kanthana Motion…

PRODUCTION: Fast and Furious 9 to Be Partially Shot in Georgia

TBILISI: Fast and Furious 9 directed by Justin Lin and starring Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez will be partially filmed in Georgia in August 2019. Enkeny Films is servicing.

PRODUCTION: Georgian Doc Dead Souls’ Vacation in Postproduction

TBILISI: Georgian director Ekaterine Chelidze is in postproduction with Dead Souls’ Vacation, a long documentary that she shot in Georgia in 2018. The film is produced by Konstantine Kalandadze and…

Interview with Gaga Chkheidze, Head of the Georgian National Film Center

TBILISI: FNE spoke with Gaga Chkheidze, the new director of the Georgian National Film Center, about his goals and the challenges facing Georgian cinema.

GRANTS: Georgia Announces Low Budget Feature Film and Debut Feature Production Grants

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center distributed 149,786 EUR / 449,359 GEL for the production of three low budget feature films directed by Giorgi Barabadze, Ekaterine Chelidze and Giorgi Ovashvili.…

PRODUCTION: Georgian Director Lasha Tskvitinidze in Preproduction with Field

TBILISI: Georgian director Lasha Tskvitinidze is currently in preproduction with his second feature film Field. His first feature film I Am Beso was considered by many Georgian film critics as…

FNE at Cannes 2019: Georgian Cinema in Cannes

This is the fourteenth time that the Georgian National Film Centre (GNFC) will present the Georgian film industry pavilion at the Marche du Film this year - #103, Village International…

PRODUCTION: Tatia Skhirtladze Shoots Austrian/Georgian/Serbian Documentary

TBILISI: Georgian artist/director Tatia Skhirtladze has started shooting her long documentary The Encounter with co-director Anna Khazaradze as a coproduction between Austria, Georgia and Serbia.