FNE at Berlinale 2020: Georgian Film in Berlin

The Georgian pavilion will be present for the 15th time this year at the European Film Market (EFM) (The Georgian Pavilion number is 126 and it will be located in…
24-02-2020

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