FNE at Berlinale 2016: Georgian National Film Center Presents Georgia’s new Cash Rebate in Berlin

By Georgian National Film Centre

    Georgia celebrates 11 years of cooperation with the Berlinale this year. This year the Georgian National Film Centre will be presenting a new component of the governmental programme "Shoot in Georgia" and the introduction of the new Cash Rebate system in the country is an important development for the Georgian film sector.

    Stop by the Georgian stand in Berlin and find out more. Georgian National Film Center
    Marriott Stand 121

    Besides, the stand will represent a catalogue of recent Georgian films and projects currently in production (project book), trailers Georgian films and discs of shorts, as well as information brochures of Georgian National Film Center.

    Cash Rebate
    The new component of the governmental program "shoot in Georgia" and the introduction of the new Cash Rebate system in the country is an important novelty for the Georgian film sector.
    This year in Berlin the Georgian stand focuses on this issue.

    Since its formation in 2001, the GNFC's aims have been to coordinate state support for the development of Georgian cinema, to produce and distribute movies nationally, and to create a Georgian film presence internationally

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    Berlinale Coproduction Market 
    Berlinale Coproduction Market will host 36 projects from 29 countries. It will take place on February 14 - 16. Among the participant projects is Rezo Gigineishvili’s "Hostages". The film is Georgian-Russian coproduction and the project has won GNFC competition.
    One more Georgian participant of the coproduction market is Nino Kharatishvili who presents her book "The Eighth Life" ("Das achte Leben (Für Brilka)”.
    Berlinale Coproduction Market enables producers to attract the interest of authoritative representatives of the film industry and pitch their projects.

    Berlinale and Georgia

    In 2013, for the first time after a long pause, 2 Georgian films took part in Berlinale: Nana Ekvtimishvili’s and Simon Gross’ "In Bloom” and Zaza Rusadze’s "A Fold in My Blanket". Both Georgian films were very successful in Berlin.

    In 2014 Levan Koghuashvili’s "Blind Dates’ and Tinatin Kajrishvili’s "Brides” participated in various sections of the festival.

    In all, about 15 Georgian films have participated in Berlinale so far.

    The first Georgian film in Berlin was Giorgi Shengelaya’s "Trip of a Young Composer”. The film participated in the main competition of Berlinale in 1986 and was awarded Silver Bear.

    In 1992 Berlinale hosted Mikheil Kalatozishvili’s "The Chosen One”, whereas in 1993 Temur Babluani’s "Son of the Sleepless” was awarded Silver Bear for Best Direction. The first international screening of Eldar Shengelaya’s "Blue Mountains” took place within Berlinale "Panorama” in 1986.

    Several months ago Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick and the film selector in the Caucasus region – Nikolay Nikitin arrived in Georgia. Dieter Kosslick wished to get acquainted with Georgia and its culture, as well as meet the representatives of State agencies and the film sector.

    The International Film Festival will be held in Berlin on February 11-21.

    For more information please visit the link below: http://www.gnfc.ge/eng/news/848