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FESTIVALS: 11th Batumi International Art house FF Announces Lineup
BATUMI: Nine titles will compete in the international feature film competition of the 11th Batumi International Art house Film Festival, which will be held from 18 to 25 September 2016.
Georgia and Romania Select Oscar Bids
TBILISI/BUCHAREST: House of Others by Rusudan Glurjidze is Georgia's candidate in the Foreign Language category at the 89th Academy Awards, while Romania has chosen Sieranevada by Cristi Puiu.
Bollywood Producers Scout For Locations in Georgia
TBILISI: A group of Bollywood producers are currently visiting Georgia. They have been invited by Enterprise Georgia in cooperation with the Georgian National Film Centre and their visit is part…
Georgia Plans to Build National Film Archives
TBILISI: Georgian National Film Centre announced its plan to retrieve Soviet-era Georgian films stored in state archives in Russia, and also old Georgian film tapes scattered in Georgia. After restoration…
PRODUCTION: Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross in Production with My Happy Family
TBILISI: After the acclaimed In Bloom, Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross are currently shooting a new feature film, My Happy Family. It will be again a German/Georgian/French coproduction.
PRODUCTION: Zaza Urushadze Starts Shooting The Monk
TBILISI: Acclaimed Georgian helmer Zaza Urushadze is in production with The Monk, a comedy-infused drama about a monk who falls for a mysterious woman in a remote village where he…
GRANTS: Georgia Announces Feature Film Production Grants for 2016-2017
TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center has allotted 307,700 EUR/ 800,000 GEL to two feature films directed by Zaza Khalvashi and Tinatin Kajrishvili.
Hollywood Professionals Explore Georgia
TBILISI: A group of eight location scouts and producers from Hollywood are currently visiting Georgia. They have been invited by the Georgian National Film Centre and Enterprise Georgia.
FNE TV: Georgian Cash Rebate David Vashadze GNFC
FNE asked David Vashadze about Georgia’s new film production incentive scheme offering cash rebate of 20% for qualified productions launched this year and the positive advantages on offer for filming…
PRODUCTION: Red Sunset in Development
TBILISI: Dea Kulumbegashvili is developing her debut feature, Red Sunset / Daisi (working title), set for shooting in fall/winter 2017.
FNE at Cannes 2016: Georgian Cinema in Cannes
GEORGIA AT THE 69TH CANNES FILM FESTIVAL (May 11-22, 2016)
PRODUCTION: Georgia an UK Team up on Shindisi
TBILISI: LA-based director, Nick Agiashvili has been confirmed to direct the UK/Georgian co-production Shindisi, to be produced by Liberty Studio, 20 Steps and Lakumi in Georgia in partnership with UK’s…
FNE at Cannes 2016: EFP Producer on the Move: Nino Devdariani
TBILISI: Nino Devdariani, European Film Promotion’s Producer on the Move from Georgia, was encouraged by her husband, filmmaker George Ovashvili, to get involved in the film business. The former ballerina…
PRODUCTION: George Ovashvili’s Khibula Wraps Shooting
TBILISI: Acclaimed director, producer and screenwriter George Ovashvili has just finished the shooting of his feature film Khibula, a Georgian/German/French coproduction about the first president of Georgia, Zviad Gamsakhurdia, in…
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.
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