FESTIVALS: Tbilisi Film Festival 2020 Announces Lineup


    TBILISI: The 21st edition of the Tbilisi International Film Festival opened in an online from on 30 November 2020 and runs through 20 December. The films will be screened on the online platform Festival Scope and will be free to the public.

    The film festival combines industry days, masterclasses and film screenings. Twenty full-length films will be presented in two sections: World Cinema and Made in Germany. Online film screenings will be held from 14 to 20 December. There is no competition section this year.

    The industry platform is hosting its first International Pitching Forum, Georgian-Baltic Bridge. The forum takes place online from 30 November to 2 December. Its focus is on Georgia and the Baltic Countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The platform will offer training in storyline development, project presentation, pitch and packaging, as well as individual consultations with producers and experts.

    Projects selected for the Pitching Forum:


    Air Blue Silk
    Directed by Irine Jordania
    Produced by Elene Margvelashvili

    Directed by Keti Machavariani
    Produced by Nato Sikharulidze, Sunny Films
    Coproduced by Terra Incognita Films

    No More
    Directed by Keko Tchelilidze
    Produced by Kote Kalandadze, Parachute Films

    Pale Sunsets
    Directed by Avtandil Chachibaia
    Produced by Mariam Bitsadze

    The Real Beings
    Directed by Vakhtang Jajanidze
    Produced by Tamar Golava, Ltd. 1 Drop Film

    When You're 17
    Directed by Giorgi Mukhadze
    Produced by Nato Sikharulidze, Terra Incognita Films


    Familiar Strangers
    Directed by Carlos Lesmes
    Produced by Tina Savy

    Directed by Ieva Magi
    Produced by Christopher Peer


    The Hood
    Directed by Andrius Lekavicius
    Produced by Gabriel Weissunaite

    Man Who Desalinated the Sea
    Directed by Zurab Jijilava
    Produced by Emilia Slusconite, Victoria Seinut

    Tblisi IFF Line-up:

    A Fish Swimming Upside Down (Germany, China)
    Directed by Eliza Petkova

    Another Round (Denmark, Sweden, USA)
    Directed by Thomas Vinterberg

    Apples (Greece, Poland, Slovenia)
    Directed by Christos Nikou
    Produced by Boo Productions and Lava Films
    Coproduced by Perfo Production and Musou Music Group

    Bad Tales (Italy)
    Directed by Damiano D'Innocenzo,Fabio D'Innocenzo
    Produced by Pepito Produzioni, Rai Cinema

    Charlatan (Czech Republic, Ireland, Slovakia, Poland)
    Directed by Agnieszka Holland
    Produced by Marlene Film Production
    Coproduced by Madants, Furia Film

    Conference (Russia, Estonia)
    Directed by Ivan I. Tverdovskiy
    Coproduced by Nafta Films (Estonia)

    Delete History (France, Belgium)
    Directed by Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern

    Father (Serbia, Croatia, France, Germany, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Directed by Srdan Golubovic
    Produced by Baš Čelik
    Supported by Film Center Serbia, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the Slovenian Film Center, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Film Fund

    I Am Greta (Sweden, United Kingdom, USA, Germany)
    Directed by Nathan Grossman

    Into Dad’s Woods (Belgium, France, Switzerland)
    Directed by Véro Cratzborn

    Laila in Haifa (Israel, France)
    Directed by Amos Gitai

    Memory House (Brazil, France)
    Directed by João Paulo Miranda Maria

    Model Olimpia (Germany)
    Directed by Frédéric Hambalek

    Never Gonna Snow Again (Poland, Germany)
    Directed by Malgorzata Szumowska, Michal Englert
    Produced by Lava Films
    Supported by the Polish Film Institute

    Siberia (Italy, Germany, Mexico)
    Directed by Abel Ferrara
    Produced by Vivo Film

    Sisters Apart (Germany, Greece)
    Directed by Daphne Charizani

    Summer of ’85 (France, Belgium)
    Directed by François Ozon

    The Roads Not Taken (USA, United Kingdom, Sweden)
    Directed by Sally Potter

    The Woman Who Ran (South Korea)
    Directed by Sang-soo Hong

    Undine (Germany, France)
    Directed by Christian Petzold