PRODUCTION: Georgian Director Lana Gogoberidze in Postproduction with Doc about Her Mother

TBILISI: Classic Georgian director/writer Lana Gogoberidze, who was the guest of honour at the 22nd edition of goEast with a retrospective of 10 of her films, is currently editing a…
12-05-2022

PRODUCTION: Georgian Director Ana Barjadze in Production with Long Documentary Bitter Sugar

TBILISI: Georgian director Ana Barjadze is currently in production with her long film, the documentary Bitter Sugar. This is a universal and intimate story about the unique bond between brothers,…
11-05-2022

GRANTS: Georgia Announces Debut Feature Production Grant

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center has allocated 169,312 EUR / 550,267 GEL for the production of one debut feature, Worker, which will be directed by Giorgi Kobalia.
09-05-2022

FNE Film Meets Games: Q&A With Georgia’s Sound Artist and POSTRED Founder Beso Kacharava

Central and eastern Europe is one of the most important locations for global games developers and studios, and artists in the region are increasingly working for both film and games.…
05-05-2022

FNE Podcast: goEast 2022: Georgian Producer Ketevan Kipiani

FNE correspondent and film critic Alexander Gabelia spoke in Wiesbaden with Ketevan Kipiani, who works for Sakdok Film, about the challenges she has faced as a producer during the pandemic,…
28-04-2022

Admissions in Georgia Show Increase in 2021

TBILISI: Admissions to domestic films increased in Georgia from 2,000 in 2020 to approximately 10,000 in 2021, while total admissions increased from 230,160 in 2020 to approximately 560,000 in 2021.
27-04-2022

Georgian National Film Center Launches Educational Film Portal

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center (GNFC) has launched the educational platform History-Film-History, which aims at facilitating the study of the history of the art form.
15-04-2022

PRODUCTION: Soso Dumbadze and Elene Asatiani Prep Doc Tbilisi Civil War

TBILISI: Georgian directors Soso Dumbadze and Elene Asatiani are currently in preproduction with their collaborative long documentary Tbilisi Civil War (working title). The project was selected for the Film Mentoring…
14-04-2022

PRODUCTION: Levan Koguashvili Preps Georgian/Swiss Coproduction Guria

TBILISI: The acclaimed Georgian director Levan Koguashvili is currently in preproduction with his feature film Guria, which is among the 15 projects selected for the 18th edition of Cannes’ L’Atelier…
06-04-2022

FNE Podcast: Ana Chubinidze: Georgian Illustrator and Animation Filmmaker

TBILISI: FNE correspondent Alexander Gabelia spoke with Ana Chubinidze, award winning Georgian animation filmmaker and illustrator, about her work and the development and challenges of Georgian animated cinema.
23-03-2022

GNFC Director Gaga Chkheidze Dismissed by Georgian Ministry of Culture

TBILISI: Georgia's Ministry of Culture has dismissed Gaga Chkheidze from his position of the director of the Georgian National Film Center. Karlo Sikharulidze, the First Deputy Minister of Culture, has…
18-03-2022

GRANTS: Georgian National Film Center's Development Grants

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center has distributed 20,351 EUR / 75,300 GEL for the development of full-length feature films to 5 projects. The features are to be directed by…
07-03-2022

FNE Podcast: Alexander Gabelia: Film Critic, Cultural Researcher

FNE spoke with Alexander Gabelia, a Georgian film critic and cultural researcher, about the challenges and problems of Georgian film criticism, as well as the activities and tasks of the…
07-02-2022

CinExpress Releases First Electronic Cinema Magazine

TBILISI: The Cinema platform CinExpress, with the financial support of the Georgian National Film Center, has published an electronic cinema magazine, which is already available to a mass audience free…
01-02-2022

GRANTS: Georgia's GNFC Announces Grants for Feature Film Projects

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center has distributed 429,411 EUR / 1,460,000 GEL for the production of full-length feature films to 3 projects. The features are to be directed by…
31-01-2022

FNE Podcast: Mariam Kandelaki: Georgian Animators Association

FNE correspondent and film critic Alexander Gabelia spoke with Mariam Kandelaki, Founder of the Georgian Animators Association (Saqanima), and animation film director and producer.
15-12-2021

FNE Podcast: Levan Koguashvili, Georgian Film Director

FNE correspondent Alexander Gabelia spoke with Levan Koguashvili, award winning Georgian film director, about the challenges he has faced as a film director during the pandemic, as well about his…
14-12-2021

FNE at Tbilisi IFF 2021: Otar’s Death Wins Best Feature Film Award

TBILISI: Otar's Death by Georgian director Soso Bliadze was awarded best feature film at the 22nd edition of the Tbilisi International Film Festival. The festival ran from 5 to 12…
13-12-2021

GRANTS: Georgia Announces Grants for Feature Film Scripts

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center has distributed 13,098 EUR / 46,500 GEL to six projects for the creation of a full-length feature film script. The awarded scriptwriters are Maka…
10-12-2021

FNE at Tbilisi IFF 2021: Winter Blues

TBILISI: Georgian writer/director Tamaz (Tazo) Narimanidze’s debut feature Winter Blues, screens in the main competition of the 21st edition of the Tbilisi International Film Festival, which opened in an online…
07-12-2021