Private sector joins Georgian film funding

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center has announced the first joint public-private partnership in film funding, aimed at supporting exceptional local film production. TBC Bank will contribute to the financing…

Georgia Announces European Coproduction Competition Results

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Centre has announced the results of the first round of the competition for funding of European coproductions with Georgian participation.

FNE at Berlinale 2014: FORUM: Blind Dates

BERLIN: Levan Koguashvili made his feature debut with Street Days which was a hit on the festival circuit. With the accomplished Blind Dates he stakes his claim as perhaps the…
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FNE at Berlinale 2014: Georgian Films in Berlin

Georgian films in the programs of the Berlin International Film Festival

Georgia Country Report 2013

PRODUCTIONA total of 30 films were produced in Georgia in 2012 and 2013.

Georgia Opens Coproduction Funding Applications

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center is accepting applications for funding for film coproductions.

Ovashvili Going into Postproduction with Corn Island

TBILISI: The acclaimed Georgian filmmaker George Ovashvili plans an April 2014 completion date for Corn Island which is finishing a two-part shoot.

FNE at Tbilisi IFF: Disorder wins at Tbilisi

TBILISI: The 14th edition of Tbilisi IFF 2-8 December 2013 awarded its main prize to the Georgian film Disorder directed by Archil Kavtaradze, produced by Windmill Production. The jury of…

FESTIVALS: Ten Films Compete at Tbilisi IFF 2013

TBILISI: Georgia reaches to some of the farthest corners of Europe for the international competition at the 14th Tbilisi IFF, running 2-8 December 2013.

UK Georgian coproduction focuses on legendary leader of post-Soviet transition

JIHLAVA: The Georgian UK doc coproduction The Patriarch takes an intimate look at one of the last living leaders who appeared as opponent of Soviet oppression and went on to…

Nana Janelidze, Head of the Georgian National Film Center

FNE spoke to Nana Janelidze, appointed to run the Georgian National Film Center in March 2013, about her goals for restoring cinemas and moving ahead with the development of Georgian…

FNE at BIAFF 2013: Norway Takes Two Top Awards at Georgian Festival

BATUMI: The 8th Batumi International Art-house Film Festival held in Batumi 15-22 September 2013 gave its Grand Prix to the Norwegian/German/Iraqi film Before Snowfall. The Danish/Norwegian/British film Act of Killing…

FNE at Batumi FF 2013:Ten Features to Compete for Batumi IAFF

BATUMI: The 8th Batumi International Art house Film Festival (15 - 22 September 2013) will have three competitive sections and also non-competitive sections such as Georgian Panorama, Music World, Meet…

Georgian Comedy Blind Dates Sold by Films Boutique

TBILISI: Levan Koguashvili's Blind Dates, which won the works-in-progress prize at Karlovy Vary this summer, is being repped by Germany's Films Boutique as it head to the Toronto IFF for…

FESTIVALS: Michał Bogucki on the International Animation Fest Nikozi

NIKOZI: The third International Animation FF Nikozi in Georgia will start on 2 September and run for six days at the Archbishop's Palace in Nikozi. The young, yet extremely vibrant…

FNE at Sarajevo FF: Georgia Wins Big in Balkans Wrap

SARAJEVO: Georgia's In Bloom, a moving story about young girls caught up in war by Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Grob, won the Heart of Sarajevo prize at the 19th Sarajevo…

Georgian-Turkish Co-Prod Sessions Highlight Batumi Fest

BATUMI: The eighth edition of the Batumi art-house fest (BIAFF), running 15-22 September, will host talks by key players for its industry panel on paving the way for more Georgian-Turkish…

Georgians Score in Locarno's Open Doors Development Slate

Alexander Kvatashidze's Georgian/French/Estonian/Netherlands war documentary See you in Chechnya (Lokokina Studio, Exitfilm, Estonia) has taken top honors in the Locarno IFF industry event Open Doors, winning its production award of…

First Caucasus Docu Fest Seeks Filmmakers

TBILISI: Ciné-DOC, the region's pioneering documentary IFF, launching 15-20 October, has announced its submission deadlines for the international competition section and the Focus Caucasus screenings.

Georgia Backs Competition for International Co-Production

The Georgian National Film Center has announced the winning entry in its race for local full-length feature best suited to go into international co-production in 2013. Competition, directed by Dito…