FNE at Tbilisi IFF: Disorder wins at Tbilisi

    Disorder by Archil Kavtaradze Disorder by Archil Kavtaradze

    TBILISI: The 14th edition of  Tbilisi IFF 2-8 December 2013 awarded its main prize to the Georgian film Disorder directed by Archil Kavtaradze, produced by Windmill Production. The jury of the International Competition composed of Michael Hoffman, László Rajk, Samira Makhmalbaf, Giorgi Nakashidze and Mateusz Werner.

    The prize for best film in Georgian Panorama went to the Georgian, French, German coproduction In Bloom directed by Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross which has already won considerable kudos on the international festival circuit. The Panorama jury was composed of Ulrich Gregor, Giovanni Spagnoletti and Erika Gregor.

    Other sections included Forum of European Cinema, Films across Borders, Horizons, Director in Focus – Ulrich Seidl and Marcel Gisler, Country in Focus - Finland, Arsenal 50, Love Is the Basic Human Right, World in Docs etc.

    The International competition welcomes every year directorial debuts or second full length feature films made by European directors. The festival opened this year with the Georgian film Blind Dates by Levan Koguashvili, and closed with The Last Station by Michael Hoffman

    List of prize winners

    International Competition

    The Golden Prometheus for Best Film:
    Disorder/Koma (Georgia) by Archil Kavtaradze, produced by Windmill Production

    The Silver Prometheus for Best Direction:
    Erdem Tepegöz, The Particle (Turkey), produced by Kule Film

    The Sergey Paradjanov Prize for the Best Film Aesthetics and Visuals:
    Medeas (US/Italy) by Andrea Pallaoro

    Georgian Panorama

    The First Prize (a trip to Cannes International Film Festival sponsored by the Institute of France in Tbilisi and TBC Bank):
    In Bloom/Grdzeli nateli dgeebi (Georgia/Germany//France)
    Directed by Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross
    Produced by Indiz Film, Polare Film (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Arizona Films,with the support of the Georgian National Film Centre

    The Second Prize (a trip to Göteborg International Film Festival sponsored by the Swedish Institute and the Embassy of Sweden):
    Tangerines/Mandariniid (Estonia/Georgia) by Zaza Urushadze, produced by Allfilm (Estonia) and Cinema 24 (Georgia)