PRODUCTION: Georgian Director Tato Kotetishvili Preps Holy Electricity

TBILISI: Georgian director/cinematographer Tato Kotetishvili is in preproduction with his first feature film Holy Electricity. The filming is planned for the autumn of 2021 in Tbilisi. The producers of the…

PRODUCTION: Georgian Field in Production

TBILISI: Georgian director Lasha Tskvitinidze’s second feature film Field was presented at Karlovy Vary’s Eastern Promises Works in Progress online session on 6 July 2020. The producers are seeking additional…

Georgian Cinemas Start to Reopen

TBILISI: Cinemas in Georgia will reopen in August, after three months of inactivity. Entertainment and cultural facilities in Georgia have been closed since mid-March due to the COVID-19 epidemic. From…

GRANTS: Georgia Announces Short Fiction Film Production Grants

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center distributed 116,759 EUR / 396,982 GEL for the production of seven short fiction films directed by Irine Jordania, Nino Tsikaridze, Mikheil Kvirikadze, Nika Gabunia,…

FNE Podcast: Festivals in Crisis: Zviad Eliziani Manager Batumi International Film Festival

Zviad Eliziani shares with us the challenges the festival faces due to the COVID-19 pandemic and why he is determined the festival should go ahead as a live event. BIAFF…

FNE Podcast: Festivals in Crisis: Archil Khetaguri Director of CinéDOC-Tbilisi Film Festival

Archil Khetaguri talks about the tough decisions he faced when the COVID-19 crisis forced him to postpone CinéDOC-Tbilisi, which was scheduled for 23-27 April. He also discusses the creative possibilities…

GRANTS: Georgia Announces Grants for Documentary Production

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center has distributed 135,402 EUR / 473,908 GEL for the production of six documentary films to be directed by Tornike Bziava, Givi (Beso) Odisharia, Khvicha…

PRODUCTION: Georgian Director Merab Kokochashvili in Production with Terzo Mondo

TBILISI: The venerated Georgian film director Merab Kokochashvili is currently in production with his feature film Terzo Mondo. His 1967 film Great Green Valley / Didi Mcvane Veli (1967) is…

FESTIVALS: Batumi Adds Covid Section

BATUMI: The 15th edition of Georgia’s Batumi International Art-house Film Festival (BIAFF) has announced that it will add a special section “COVIDEO” to the 2020 festival taking place 13 –…

GRANTS: Georgia Announces 2020 Feature Film Production Grants

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center has distributed 434,750 EUR / 1,499,888 GEL for the production of three feature films to be directed by Bakur Bakuradze, Nana (Nino) Djordjadze and…

SOFA 2020 Tbilisi Workshop Online

TBILISI: The SOFA 2020 Tbilisi workshop will be held online from 25 to 30 April 2020.

Georgian Directors Share Films Online During COVID-19 Crisis

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center responds to the COVID-19 crisis with the launch of online film screenings, with 27 films already signed on to be part of the initiative.

PRODUCTION: Maradia Tsaava In Production With Georgian/French Doc

TBILISI: Georgian director Maradia Tsaava is currently in production with her first long documentary My Neighbour. The shooting for this Georgian/French coproduction started in August 2019.

GRANTS: Georgia Announces First Feature Film Production Grants in 2020

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center distributed 250,000 EUR / 800,000 GEL for the production of two first feature films to be directed by Vakhtang Kotetishvili and Giorgi Chalauri.

FNE at Berlinale 2020: Georgian Film in Berlin

The Georgian pavilion will be present for the 15th time this year at the European Film Market (EFM) (The Georgian Pavilion number is 126 and it will be located in…

PRODUCTION: Georgian Director Tamta Gabrichidze Preps Mugamati

TBILISI: Georgian director Tamta Gabrichidze is currently in preproduction with her first long documentary Mugamati. The filming is planned for the summer of 2020. Gabrichidze’s short documentary The Trader /…

PRODUCTION: Georgian Director Tamaz Narimanidze In Postproduction With Winter Depression

TBILISI: Georgian writer/director Tamaz (Tazo) Narimanidze is completing postproduction on his debut feature Winter Depression, which was supported by the Georgian National Film Center.

PRODUCTION: Georgian Director Giorgi Mukhadze Preps When You Are 17

TBILISI: Georgian writer/director Giorgi Mukhadze is currently in preproduction with his debut feature When You Are 17. Shooting is scheduled for August 2020.

OBITUARY: Georgian Director Zaza Khalvashi

TBILISI: Acclaimed Georgian director and writer Zaza Khalvashi died at 62 on 4 February 2020. His latest film Rain on Two Sides is currently in postproduction.

PRODUCTION: Georgian Writer/Director Data Pirtskhalava Preps A Long Break

TBILISI: Georgian writer/director Data Pirtskhalava is currently in preproduction with his debut feature A Long Break. Pirtskhalava won the Best International Short Award at the Locarno International Film Festival with…