GRANTS: Georgia Supports Three International Coproductions

TBILISI: Georgian National Film Center distributed 360,925 EUR / 1.1 m GEL for the production of three international coproductions directed by Levan Tutberidze, Tinatin Kajrishvili and Stefan Tolz.

Dede on Air France Flights

TBILISI: Mariam Khatchvani’s Dede will be screened on Air France flights, reaching millions of passengers.

FNE at Berlinale 2018: Georgian Film in Berlin

Georgia at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival (February 15-25, 2018)

PRODUCTION: Rudolph Herzog to Shoot Debut Feature in Georgia

TBILISI: The documentary director Rudolph Herzog will start shooting his debut feature in Georgia on 16 March 2018. How to Sell a War is coproduced by the Georgia's 20 Steps…

FNE Country Report 2017: 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 London, Kiev and Peru, and…

PRODUCTION: Dito Tsintsadze In Postproduction with Inhale–Exhale

TBILISI: The acclaimed Georgian-born Berlin-based director Dito Tsintsadze is in postproduction with Inhale–Exhale aka 43, a Georgian/Russian coproduction shot in Georgia after a long pause. Rusudan Glurjidze is producing.

Georgia Sees Major Increase in Domestic Films Admissions and Box Office

TBILISI: Domestic films admissions increased by 86.97 percent, while box office of domestic films increased by 77.25 percent in 2017. This is due to the release of more Georgian films…

PRODUCTION: Rati Tsiteladze Develops The Empty House

TBILISI: Writer/director/producer Rati Tsiteladze is in the advanced development stage with The Empty House, an international coproduction set for shooting at the end of 2018. The project was selected for…

Georgian Short Documentary The Trader to Be Broadcast on Netflix

TBILISI: A Georgian short documentary The Trader / Sovdagari directed by Tamta Gabrichidze will be broadcast on Netflix starting 9 February 2018.

Zurab Maghalashvili, Head of the Georgian National Film Centre

FNE spoke with Zurab Maghalashvili, the director of the Georgian National Film Center, about the changes in the Georgian cinema since his appointment in spring 2016 and what lies ahead.

FNE at Tbilisi International Film Festival: Prize Winners

TBILISI: The main prize of the International Competition of the 18th Tbilisi Film Festival went to the Swedish film Ravens directed by Jens Assur. The top prize in the National…
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Georgia in Progress with Big-Scale National Film Archives Project

TBILISI: Approximately 5,000 film boxes have been cleaned, digitalised and catalogued so far in a big-scale project launched in 2016 by the Georgian National Film Center (GNFC) with the support…

Georgia's My Happy Family on Netflix

TBILISI: Nana Ekvtimishvili’s and Simon Gross’s feature film My Happy Family is available on Netflix since 1 December 2017. This Georgian/German/French coproduction is the first Georgian film for which Netflix…

GRANTS: Georgia Announces Short Film Production Grants

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center distributed 157,812 EUR / 505,000 GEL for the production of 14 short fiction films. A total of 46 projects have been submitted.

First Dolby Atmos Multiplex Opens in Tbilisi

TBILISI: The first Dolby Atmos system cinema in Georgia will open in Tbilisi on 30 November 2017. The six screen Cavea Galleria Tbilisi with 700 seats will be the fifth…

FESTIVALS: Tbilisi Film Festival Announces Lineup

TBILISI: Ten debut features will compete for the Golden Prometheus (for best film) and Silver Prometheus (for best director) in the main competition of the 18th Tbilisi Film Festival. The…

PRODUCTION: International Coproduction Girls of the Sun Shoots in Georgia

TBILISI : The French/Belgian/Georgian/Swiss coproduction Girls of the Sun directed by Eva Husson, is currently shooting in Georgia. Golshifteh Farahani and Emmanuelle Bercot play the main characters. Elle Driver is…

PRODUCTION: Eurimages-Supported Georgian Debut Film Shoots in Tbilisi

TBILISI: Uta Beria’s debut feature Negative Numbers, the first Georgian/French/Italian coproduction, is currently shooting in Tbilisi. The film is one of the recently announced recipients of a grant from Eurimages.…

Alief Acquires Georgia's Scary Mother

TBILISI: UK’s Alief is handling the sales of Ana Urushadze’s debut feature Scary Mother together with Georgian production company Studio Artizm. Lasha Khalvashi, who produced the film through Studio Artizm,…

PRODUCTION: Tinatin Kajrishvili Develops Black Comedy Citizen Saint

TBILISI: The new feature film by Tinatin Kajrishvili is currently in its final financing process. Citizen Saint will be a Georgian/Swedish/German coproduction with shooting set for autumn 2018.