FNE Market Analysis 2020: GEORGIA

TBILISI: Georgia was strongly affected by the Coronavirus pandemic, which shut down cinemas and film production for most of 2020, but Georgian films received new awards at international festivals. Georgian…
28-01-2021

PRODUCTION: Soso Chkaidze’s TV Series/Feature Film Completed After 40 Years

TBILISI: Georgian film director Soso Chkhaidze's TV series/feature film Shvidkaca is being completed posthumously almost 30 years after the director’s death, and more than 40 years after he began filming.…
27-01-2021

Georgian/French Coproduction Beginning Acquired by MUBI

TBILISI: Dea Kulumbegashvili’s film Beginning has been acquired by the streaming platform Mubi for the USA and UK (Svod Release). This Georgian/French coproduction was selected for Cannes 2020 Official Selection.…
27-01-2021

BOX OFFICE: Box Office and Admissions in Georgia Show Huge Decline in 2020

TBILISI: The total 2020 box office in Georgia decreased by 86% from 4,145,123 EUR / 13,264,395 GEL in 2019 to 564,637 EUR / 2,258,549 GEL in 2020, as a consequence…
18-01-2021

PRODUCTION: Georgian Director Gela Kandelaki in Production With The Thought

TBILISI: The notable Georgian film and theatre director and producer Gela Kandelaki is currently in production with his documentary film The Thought. The first shoot took place in 2011-2012 in…
17-12-2020

OBITUARY: Aleksandre (Sasha) Rekhviashvili

TBILISI: Georgian classic film director, cinematographer and writer Aleksandre (Sasha) Rekhviahsvili died on 10 December 2020 at the age of 82. The premiere of his last film, the documentary Reviving…
11-12-2020

GRANTS: Georgia Gives 12 Feature Film Development Grants

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center distributed 45,000 EUR / 180,000 GEL for the development of 12 full-length feature film films to be directed by Marine Gulbiani, Papuna Mosidze, Sandro…
10-12-2020

FESTIVALS: Georgian Ia Wins TIFF 2020 Georgian-Baltic Bridge

TBILISI: The 21st edition of the Tbilisi International Film Festival, which opened in an online form on 30 November 2020 and runs through 20 December, awarded financial prizes to three…
04-12-2020

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…
01-12-2020

FESTIVALS: There Is No Evil Wins 2020 BIAFF

BATUMI: There Is No Evil by Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof was awarded best film at the 15th Batumi International Arthouse Film Festival, which took place online from 15 to 25…
30-11-2020

FESTIVALS: Digital BIAFF 2020 Announces Full Lineup

BATUMI: The BIAFF film festival, which was originally scheduled for 13-20 September 2020 but postponed just three days before its opening, will take place in a digital edition running 15-25…
12-11-2020

The EWA Female Talent Award at DOK Leipzig goes to Ever Since I Know Myself by Maka Gogaladze

Since 2016 EWA Network has supported strong documentary projects at DOK Leipzig Co-production market. From 2019 on, the award goes to a project in the CIRCLE DOC accelerator selection.
12-11-2020

GRANTS: Georgian GNFC Announces Documentary Grants

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center distributed 47,259 EUR / 189,036 GEL for the development of 13 documentary films to be directed by Mariam Natroshvili, Tamar Karumidze, Levan Shubashvili, Tamar…
11-11-2020

PRODUCTION: Georgian Directors Khvicha and Tinatin Emiridze in Postproduction With Respublika

TBILISI: Georgian siblings and film directors Khvicha and Tinatin Emiridze are currently in postproduction with their long documentary debut Respublika. The first shoot took place in July 2018 in Georgia.
11-11-2020

FESTIVALS: Kutaisi ISFF 2020 Postponed

KUTAISI: The First edition of the Kutaisi International Short Film Festival, in partnership with the Georgian National Film Center and the Kutaisi Municipality, has been postponed from 3 – 7…
03-11-2020

Georgia's GNFC Creates Cinema Education Platform

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center (GNFC) is launching a new film education platform, History-Film-History, with the support of Creative Europe.
29-10-2020

Georgia's GNFC Postpones Grant Competitions

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center (GNFC) is postponing competitions through the end of 2020 due to uncertainties created by the COVID-19 crisis.
27-10-2020

Georgian-Baltic Pitch Panel Opens Call For Project Application

TBILISI: Tbilisi International Film Festival's Industry Platform is calling directors and producers to submit their projects to the international pitching forum Georgian-Baltic Bridge, which will be held online 30 November…
21-10-2020

Zako and Living Book Win Annecy-Tbilisi Animation Pitching Workshop

TBILISI: The inaugural Annecy-Tbilisi animation film pitching workshop handed out awards to two projects: Zako by Susana Khachatryan and The Living Book by Mindia Arabuli.
19-10-2020

PRODUCTION: Georgian Director Natia Nikolashvili Preps Full Length Animation Igi

TBILISI: Georgian director Natia Nikolashvili is currently in pre-production with her first full length animated feature film Igi. The animation is produced by Vladimer Katcharava through 20 Steps Productions. The…
16-10-2020