Tatishvili Departs GNFC

    Tamara Tatishvili Tamara Tatishvili

    TBILISI: Tamara Tatishvili left her her position as Director of the Georgian National Film Center on 25 February 2013 upon the completion of her three year term.

    Tatishvili stays on as Georgia’s representative to Eurimages.

    She was appointed to the post on 25 February 2010. Under her directorship, Georgia began a concerted effort to become a recognized presence on the international film scene. Georgia became a member of European Film Promotion, and it established a funding competition for financing of European coproductions by the Georgian National Film Center. Tatishvili also invited delegations of leading film festivals to visit Georgia to view new Georgian films and meet emerging talents. In the past three years Georgian National Film Center has contributed to the financing of numerous successful films. As a result of these efforts two Georgian films participated in the 2013 Berlinale.

    In announcing her departure, Tatishvili said, “Being the Director of Georgian National Film Center is both complex and enriching. On one hand, we support the rebirth of Georgian cinema; on the other hand, we regulate the healthy and unhealthy ambitions and subjective attitudes in the sector. The period between 2010 and 2013 has been especially interesting for me: I constantly felt strong support of the majority of representatives of the film sector. I observed how foreign interest towards Georgia and Georgian films grew. Nowadays everyone is aware of film mobilization in the country. I am confident that in 2013 - 2014, when the films supported by Georgian National Film Center are screened, this process will be further enhanced. I would like to thank my team and all individuals and organizations willing to cooperate with me. I hope any future Director will retain the existing strategy and try to improve and enhance the activities of Georgian National Film Center.”

    A competition will be held to choose a new director for a term of three years.