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…

FNE Market Analysis 2019: GEORGIA

TBILISI: Georgia had a great year with more awards at international festivals and more attention given to Georgian films. Georgian cinema days were held in Brussels, Rome, Boston, Poland and…

GRANTS: Georgia Launches Call For Feature Film Minority Coproduction Grants

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center has launched the 2020 competition for feature film minority coproductions. The deadline is 16 March 2020.

Increase in Total Admissions and Slight Decline in Domestic Admissions in Georgia

TBILISI: Total admissions increased in Georgia by 1.34 percent from 1,298,404 in 2018 to 1,359,365 in 2019. Admissions to domestic films decreased from 55,495 in 2018 to 37,865 in 2019…

FNE at Tbilisi IFF 2019: Dito Tsintsadze’s Inhale-Exhale Wins Top Prize

TBILISI: Inhale-Exhale by the acclaimed Georgian-born Berlin-based director Dito Tsintsadze was awarded best feature film at the 20th edition of the Tbilisi International Film Festival. The festival ran from 1…
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