FESTIVALS: Tbilisi International Archive Film Festival Launches First Edition

TBILISI: The first edition of the Tbilisi International Archive Film Festival started at the National Archive of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia on 5 October 2022 with the screening…
07-10-2022

FESTIVALS: Kutaisi ISFF 2022 Announces Winners

KUTAISI: I Didn't Make It to Love Her by Spanish-British director Anna Fernandez De Paco was awarded Best Film at the Kutaisi International Short Film Festival (KISFF, 24 - 29…
30-09-2022

FESTIVALS: BIAFF and CinéDOC-Tbilisi 2022 Announce Winners

BATUMI: Klondike by Ukrainian director Maryna Er Gorbach was awarded Best Film at the Batumi International Art House Film Festival (BIAFF, 18 - 25 September 2022). Respublika by Georgian Khvicha…
27-09-2022

FNE Oscar Watch 2023: Georgia Selects A Long Break as Oscar Candidate

TBILISI: A Long Break / Didi Shesveneba by David Pirtskhalava has been selected as Georgia’s candidate for the 95th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best…
19-09-2022

FESTIVALS: CinéDOC-Tbilisi IDFF 2022 Announces Lineup

TBILISI: Ten titles have been selected for the International Competition of the 10th edition of CinéDOC-Tbilisi, the most important documentary film festival in Georgia. The festival will take place 18…
09-09-2022

FESTIVALS: BIAFF 2022 Announces Lineup

BATUMI: Ten titles have been selected for the International Feature Films Competition of the Batumi International Art house Film Festival, running 18-25 September 2022.
05-09-2022

Two Popular Streaming Websites Shut Down in Georgia

TBILISI: Adjaranet and iMovies, two of the most popular streaming websites in Georgia, which were acting illegally, were shut down on 23 August 2022. Their closing came a week after…
02-09-2022

FESTIVALS: Kutaisi ISFF 2022 Announces Lineup

KUTAISI: Fifteen films have been selected for the main competition of short fiction films at the second edition of the Kutaisi International Short Film Festival, which will take place 24…
25-08-2022

FESTIVALS: Mestia ISAMFF 2022 Announces Winners

MESTIA: Baptism in the “Jordan” by Georgian director Mikheil Kvirikadze was awarded Best Film at the second edition of the Mestia International Short and Mountain Film Festival, which took place…
24-08-2022

Syndicado Picks Up Davit Pirtskhalava’s A Long Break

TBILISI: Toronto-based Syndicado has acquired international sales rights to Georgian feature film A Long Break / Didi Shesveneba by award-winning director Davit Pirtskhalava, ahead of its world premiere at the…
18-08-2022

FESTIVALS: Mestia International Short and Mountain Film Festival 2022 Announces Lineup

MESTIA: A total of 16 titles have been selected for the short film competition of the second edition of the Mestia International Short and Mountain Film Festival, which will take…
17-08-2022

PRODUCTION: George Sikharulidze in Production with Georgian/French/Romanian/Italian Drama Panopticon

TBILISI: Georgian director/writer George Sikharulidze is currently in production with his debut feature Panopticon, a Georgian/French/Romanian/Italian coproduction exploring teenage sexuality and Christian fundamentalism in post-Soviet Georgia.
04-08-2022

FNE at KVIFF 2022: Anna Dziapshipa in Postproduction with Doc Self Portrait Along the Borderline

TBILISI: Georgian director/producer Anna Dziapshipa is currently in postproduction with her documentary, the Georgian Self Portrait Along the Borderline / Avtoportreti Zghvarze. The film participated in the Eastern Promises –…
21-07-2022

FESTIVALS: Svaneti IFF 2022 Announces Winners

MESTIA: Bestia by Chilean director Hugo Cocarrubias was awarded the Goddess Dali main prize at the second edition of the Svaneti International Film Festival, organised by director Mariam Khatchvani and…
18-07-2022

PRODUCTION: Zdeněk Jiráský in Postproduction with Czech/Slovak/Romanian Road Film I Don't Love You Anymore

PRAGUE: Czech director/writer Zdeněk Jiráský is currently in postproduction with his feature film I Don’t Love You Anymore / Už tě nemám rád, a Czech/Slovak/Romanian coproduction about two kids on…
15-07-2022

Georgian Film Industry Representatives Meet Leading Hollywood Companies

TBILISI: Representatives of six Georgian film production companies met six leading global companies in Hollywood as part of the Film in Georgia programme. They also took part in the American…
13-07-2022

FESTIVALS: Second Edition of Svaneti IFF Announces Lineup

MESTIA: A total of 20 titles have been selected for the short film competition of the second edition of the Georgian Svaneti International Film Festival, which will take place in…
29-06-2022

PRODUCTION: Georgian Director Ana Kvichidze in Production with Georgian/French Doc Heart, Don’t Be Afraid

TBILISI: Georgian director Ana Kvichidze is currently in production with her first long documentary, the Georgian/French coproduction Heart, Don’t Be Afraid. The film is supported by the Georgian National Film…
22-06-2022

FNE Film Meets Games: Q&A with Georgian Sound Designer Betkho

TBILISI: FNE spoke to Georgian sound designer Betkho about his experience and activities in the gaming and film industry. Betkho is the founder of Heima Production and works on the…
15-06-2022

FNE Podcast: Giorgi Javakhishvili: Municipal Cinemas in Georgia

FNE correspondent and film critic Alexander Gabelia spoke with Giorgi Javakhishvili, a Georgian film researcher, founder and co-editor of Georgian online magazine CinExpress, about the challenges and problems of Georgian…
10-06-2022