FNE at Berlinale 2017: Georgian Film in Berlin

By Georgian National Film Center

    Four Georgian films have been selected to participate in one of the most prestigious film festivals around the world – the Berlin International Film Festival. This is the first time so many Georgian films have been screened at one of the world’s leading film festivals. The selected Georgian films will be screened as part of the following sections:

    georgia in berlin 2017

    "My Happy Family" directed by Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross (Polare Film) – Forum;
    "City of the Sun" – a documentary directed by Rati Oneli (Oneli Film Association Ltd) – Forum;
    "Hostages" directed by Rezo Gigineishvili (20 steps productions) – Panorama;
    "Li.le" – an animated film directed by Natia Nikolashvili (20 steps productions) – Generation

    The Georgian National Film Centre will present an exhibit stand of Georgia at the European Film Market organized within the frames of the Berlinale; and it is the 12th time an exhibit stand of Georgia has been displayed at the European Film Market.

    It should also be noted that the focus of the Berlinale Co-Production Market this year is among others on Georgia; the Berlinale Co-Production Market is an event annually attended by about 600 leading filmmakers – film directors and producers from around the world. Through the brochures distributed among the guests, they will have an opportunity to get acquainted with the activities of the Georgian National Film Centre and raise awareness of the Georgian filmmaking industry.

    Within the frames of the Berlinale Co-Production Market, the Georgian National Film Centre plans to organize a reception, enabling the guests to attend a presentation about the Georgian film industry and get acquainted with Georgia as an attractive location for filmmaking. In addition the guests will meet the crews of the Georgian films screened at the Berlinale and watch a promotional video about the Georgian film industry.

    Besides, Georgia will be one of the five countries chosen to participate in a special country session, where the participant countries, with the help of a moderator, will share their expertise and achievements in the field of filmmaking with the audience.

    And Finally, Georgia plans to organize an event within the Berlinale Film Festival and invite Georgian and foreign guests attending the Film Festival

    Li.le by Natia Nikolashvili

    11.02.2017  16:30  CinemaxX 3 (Premiere)
    15.02.2017  12:30  Filmtheater am Friedrichshain
    16.02.2017  14:00  CinemaxX 1

    PANORAMA special
    HOSTAGES - World Premiere Berlinale Official Selection Panorama

    Fri 10 Feb | 5.30pm | CineStar 3 (advance screening 1)
    Sun 12 Feb | 7.15pm | Zoo Palast 2 (advance screening 2)
    Wed 15 Feb | 9.30pm | Zoo Palast 1 (World Premiere)
    Thu 16 Feb | 1.00pm | CinemaxX 7 (repetition screening 1)
    Sat 18 Feb | 9.30pm | Zoo Palast 1 (repetition screening 2)
    MARKET SCREENINGS (for buyers only)
    Sun 12 Feb | 11.35am | CinemaxX 10
    Mon 13 Feb | 2.45pm | CinemaxX 2
    Wed 15 Feb | 2pm | CineStar 3

    City of the Sun by Rati Oneli

    10-02-2017 19:30 CinemaxX 4  (Premiere)
    11-02-2017 14:00 Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg
    12-02-2017 11:30 CinemaxX 6 (P&I)
    13-02-2017 14:00 CineStar 8
    18-02-2017 21:30 Delphi

    My Happy Family by Nana & Simon

    10.02.2017 13:30 CinemaxX 6 (Press Screening)
    13.02.2017 20:15 CineStar 8 (PREMIERE)
    14.02.2017 21:30 Berlinale Goes Kiez @ w o l f
    16.02.2017 16:30 Delphi
    17.02.2017 19:45 Colosseum 1
    19.02.2017 19:15 CineStar 8