FNE at 6th CineDOC Tbilisi IDFF: Simon Lereng Wilmont's War Film Wins CineDOC Top Prize

TBILISI: Simon Lereng Wilmont's film The Distant Barking of Dogs won the main award of the international competition of the 6th edition of CinéDOC-Tbilisi, the first international documentary film festival…
10-05-2018

GRANTS: Georgia Funds Three Debut Films

TBILISI: Three Georgian debut feature films received 340,00 EUR in grants from the Georgian National Film Center (GNFC). Twenty projects participated in the competition.
07-05-2018

Cash Rebate Projects Expected to Double in Georgia in 2018

TBILISI: The number of foreign productions using Georgia’s two-year-old cash rebate are expected to increase dramatically this year. „We anticipate around 10 international projects benefitting from the cash rebate to…
02-05-2018

SOFA Hosts Second Georgian Workshop

TBILISI: SOFA – School of Film Agents is holding a workshop in Georgia for the second year.
23-04-2018

GRANTS: Georgia Announces Feature Film Development Grants – April 2018

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center has announced development grants for 12 feature film projects.
19-04-2018

National Archives of Georgia Reopens Cinema Theatre After Over 25 Years

TBILISI: National Archives of Georgia has reopened its restored cinema theatre for the first time in over 25 years. This is the only cinema left in Georgia that can screen…
13-04-2018

PRODUCTION: New Indian Film Wrapped Shooting in Georgia

TBILISI: The shooting for a new Indian film directed by Dr Anil Viswanath and starring Southern Indian stars Naveen Chandra and Shalini Vadnikatti wrapped in Georgia in March 2018.
26-03-2018

GRANTS: Georgia Supports Three International Coproductions

TBILISI: Georgian National Film Center distributed 360,925 EUR / 1.1 m GEL for the production of three international coproductions directed by Levan Tutberidze, Tinatin Kajrishvili and Stefan Tolz.
02-03-2018

Dede on Air France Flights

TBILISI: Mariam Khatchvani’s Dede will be screened on Air France flights, reaching millions of passengers.
01-03-2018

FNE at Berlinale 2018: Georgian Film in Berlin

Georgia at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival (February 15-25, 2018)
18-02-2018

PRODUCTION: Rudolph Herzog to Shoot Debut Feature in Georgia

TBILISI: The documentary director Rudolph Herzog will start shooting his debut feature in Georgia on 16 March 2018. How to Sell a War is coproduced by the Georgia's 20 Steps…
06-02-2018

FNE Country Report 2017: 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 London, Kiev and Peru, and…
06-02-2018

PRODUCTION: Dito Tsintsadze In Postproduction with Inhale–Exhale

TBILISI: The acclaimed Georgian-born Berlin-based director Dito Tsintsadze is in postproduction with Inhale–Exhale aka 43, a Georgian/Russian coproduction shot in Georgia after a long pause. Rusudan Glurjidze is producing.
05-02-2018

Georgia Sees Major Increase in Domestic Films Admissions and Box Office

TBILISI: Domestic films admissions increased by 86.97 percent, while box office of domestic films increased by 77.25 percent in 2017. This is due to the release of more Georgian films…
17-01-2018

PRODUCTION: Rati Tsiteladze Develops The Empty House

TBILISI: Writer/director/producer Rati Tsiteladze is in the advanced development stage with The Empty House, an international coproduction set for shooting at the end of 2018. The project was selected for…
16-01-2018

Georgian Short Documentary The Trader to Be Broadcast on Netflix

TBILISI: A Georgian short documentary The Trader / Sovdagari directed by Tamta Gabrichidze will be broadcast on Netflix starting 9 February 2018.
15-01-2018

Zurab Maghalashvili, Head of the Georgian National Film Centre

FNE spoke with Zurab Maghalashvili, the director of the Georgian National Film Center, about the changes in the Georgian cinema since his appointment in spring 2016 and what lies ahead.
09-01-2018

FNE at Tbilisi International Film Festival: Prize Winners

TBILISI: The main prize of the International Competition of the 18th Tbilisi Film Festival went to the Swedish film Ravens directed by Jens Assur. The top prize in the National…
11-12-2017 m

Georgia in Progress with Big-Scale National Film Archives Project

TBILISI: Approximately 5,000 film boxes have been cleaned, digitalised and catalogued so far in a big-scale project launched in 2016 by the Georgian National Film Center (GNFC) with the support…
07-12-2017

Georgia's My Happy Family on Netflix

TBILISI: Nana Ekvtimishvili’s and Simon Gross’s feature film My Happy Family is available on Netflix since 1 December 2017. This Georgian/German/French coproduction is the first Georgian film for which Netflix…
05-12-2017