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FESTIVALS: Tbilisi Festival Opens with Moira
TBILISI: The 16th Tbilisi International Film Festival will open on 30 November 2015 with a premiere of the Georgian film by Levan Tutberidze Moira produced by Cinetech Film. The festival…
PRODUCTION: Mariam Khatchvani Shoots Dede
TBILISI: Mariam Khatchvani is in production with her debut feature, Dede. The first part of shooting took place in autumn 2015 and winter shooting is set for January 2016. The…
Georgia to Finalise Cash Rebate Law End of November
TBILISI: Georgian National Film Center (GNFC) will have a cash rebate law by the end of November 2015 that will provide a 20 percent rebate of the qualifying expenses and…
FNE at Connecting Cottbus: Venice
COTTBUS: Georgian writer/director/producer Rusudan Chkonia’s lingering problems with purchasing a new flat inspire her black comedy Venice, which was pitched at Connecting Cottbus on 5 November 2015. The project won…
GRANTS: Georgia Announces Script Development Funds for Comedies and Children Films
TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center allotted 22,841.7 EUR / 60,000 GEL for the script development of six comedies and children’s feature films.
GRANTS: Georgia Announces Coproduction Grants
TBILISI: Georgian National Film Centre allotted 341,769 EUR / 900,000 GEL to three majority feature coproductions directed by Revaz Gigineishvili, Dimitri Tsintsadze and George Ovashvili, but the latter refused the…
FESTIVALS: Slovak Comeback Wins Georgian CineDOC Festival
TBILISI: The Slovak film Comeback directed by Miro Remo won the main prize of the international competition at the first CineDoc IDFF at the awards ceremony on 24 October 2015.
FESTIVALS: CinéDOC-Tbilisi Ready to Kick Off
TBILISI: The 3rd edition of CinéDOC-Tbilisi, the only International Documentary Film Festival in the Caucasus, will take place from 21 to 25 October 2015.
FNE at BIAFF 2015: Winners of the 10th Batumi International ArtHouse Film Festival
BATUMI: The 10th Batumi International Art-house Film Festival (BIAFF) held in Batumi 13-20 September 2015 gave its Grand Prix to the Georgian born director Bakur Bakuradze for his film Broder…
Obituary: Writer Rezo Cheishvili
TBILISI: Acclaimed Georgian writer and screenwriter Revaz (Rezo) Cheishvili passed away at 82. He wrote the script of Eldar Shengelaia's famous Blue Mountains, or Unbelievable Story (1983, Kartuli Pilmi), an…
Georgia and Lithuania Announce Their Oscar Bids
TBILISI/VILNIUS: Levan Tutberidze's Moira and Alanté Kavaïté’s The Summer of Sangaile have been selected by Georgia and Lithuania to compete in the 88th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language film.
Batumi International Arthouse Film Festival Announces Line Up
BATUMI: A total of 49 films are competing in the four sections of the 10th Batumi Arthouse Film Festival, one of the major film events in the Black Sea and…
PRODUCTION: Georgian Refugee Boat Enguri in Postproduction
TBILISI: Vakhtang Varazi’s 72-minute documentary Refugee Boat Enguri is in postproduction with the premiere set for spring 2016.
PRODUCTION: Georgian French Doc Listen to Silence Ready for Postproduction
TBILISI: Mariam Chachia’s documentary Listen to Silence, a Georgian/French documentary focusing on a deaf-mute children’s school of Tbilisi, will go into postproduction in January 2016, after wrapping shooting in June…
Georgia Announces Call for International Coproduction Grants
TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center (GNFC), has opened a grant call for international feature coproductions in the frame of the European Convention on Cinematographic Production.
Georgia Prepares to Launch Tax Incentives Scheme in 2016
TBILISI: Georgia will launch a tax rebate scheme in January 2016 with a 20 percent rebate of the qualifying expenses and an additional 2 percent for Georgian elements. Discussions about…
PRODUCTION: Georgian French Documentary The Things in Production
TBILISI: Nino Gogua is currently in production with The Things, a documentary about the relationship between the Georgian refugees of the Russian-Georgian conflict in 2008 and the things they took…
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