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New Director for the Georgian National Film Centre
TBILISI: Zurab Maghalashvili was named the new head of the Georgian National Film Centre. He replaces Nana Janelidze, whose mandate ended on 25 March 2016.
3sat Acquired TV Rights for When the Earth Seems to Be Light
TBILISI: German Public Broadcaster 3sat has acquired TV rights for the Georgian/German documentary When the Earth Seems to Be Light by Salome Machaidze, Tamuna Karumidze and David Meskhi.
FESTIVALS: EU Film Festival Starts in Georgia
TBILISI: Seventeen films will be screened at the fourth edition of the EU Film Festival, which will take place in Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Rustavi, Bolnisi and Mestia on 9-18 March 2016.
American Series to Be Shot in Georgia
TBILISI: Marisa Romanov, an American series produced by Noirtainment Film and Television Production Company, is set to be shot in Georgia and already applied for the tax incentive scheme.
PRODUCTION: DeDe Wraps Production
LONDON: London-based production house Film and Music Entertainment (F&ME) has wrapped production on DeDe, a Georgian/British/Croatian/Dutch coproduction which is part of the company’s current slate of ten films.
FNE at Berlinale 2016: Georgian National Film Center Presents Georgia’s new Cash Rebate in Berlin
Georgia celebrates 11 years of cooperation with the Berlinale this year. This year the Georgian National Film Centre will be presenting a new component of the governmental programme "Shoot in…
Georgia Gives Grants to Animated Shorts
TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center gave 54,000 EUR / 150,000 GEL for the production of two short animated films for children.
Emmy Winner to Finish Documentary in Georgia
TBILISI: Emmy winner, American director and artist James Higginson, is about to finish his documentary Devout about Georgian monks. He also plans to shoot an experimental feature, The Road to…
GRANTS: Georgia Announces Debut Feature Grants
TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center allotted 222,519 EUR/ 600,000 GEL for the production of two debut features in 2016.
Georgia Set to Encourage Film Industry
TBILISI: Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili will officially present the 'Film in Georgia' programme in Tbilisi on 26 January 2016, as the state is set to encourage the movie industry…
The Summer of Frozen Fountains Hits Georgian and Estonian Cinemas
TBILISI: The Summer of Frozen Fountains by Georgian director Vano Burduli will be released in Georgia and Estonia on 21 January 2016.
GRANTS: Georgia Announces Feature Production Grants
TBILISI: New projects by Levan Koghuashvili, Rusudan Chkonia and George Ovashvili received production support from the Georgian National Film Center beginning of 2016.
Georgia Launches Cash Rebate System
TBILISI: Georgia officially launched its tax incentives programme which will go into operation at the beginning of 2016. It will offer a 20% cash rebate of qualified expenditure with an…
FNE Country Report 2015: Georgia
Georgia faced two important events in 2015 - it joined the Creative Europe Programme at the end of February 2015 and introduced its first tax rebate law, which will start…
GRANTS: Georgia Announces Project Development Grants
TBILISI: Georgian National Film Center will allot project development grants totaling 28,583 EUR / 75,000 GEL to five features films. They include new projects by George Ovashvili, Rusudan Chkonia and…
Georgia Announces Script Development Grants
TBILISI: Georgian National Film Centre will grant 46,229 EUR /120,000 GEL for the script development of eight feature films dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Democratic Republic of Georgia.
FESTIVALS: Motherland Wins Tbilisi Festival
TBILISI: Motherland directed by Senem Tüzen won the Golden Prometheus for Best Film at the 16th Tbilisi International Film Festival which concluded on 6 December 2015. Solomon directed by Zaza…
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