Four Georgian films have been selected to participate in one of the most prestigious film festivals around the world – the Berlin International Film Festival. This is the first time so many Georgian films have been screened at one of the world’s leading film festivals. The selected Georgian films will be screened as part of the following sections:

    • "My Happy Family" directed by Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross (Polare Film) – Forum;
    • "City of the Sun" – a documentary directed by Rati Oneli (Oneli Film Association Ltd) – Forum;
    • "Hostages" directed by Rezo Gigineishvili (20 steps productions) – Panorama;
    • "Li.le" – an animated film directed by Natia Nikolashvili (20 steps productions) – Generation

    The Georgian National Film Centre will present an exhibit stand of Georgia at the European Film Market organized within the frames of the Berlinale; and it is the 12thtime an exhibit stand of Georgia has been displayed at the European Film Market. 

    It should also be noted that the focus of the Berlinale Co-Production Market this year is among others on Georgia; the Berlinale Co-Production Market is an event annually attended by about 600 leading filmmakers – film directors and producers from around the world. Through the brochures distributed among the guests, they will have an opportunity to get acquainted with the activities of the Georgian National Film Centre and raise awareness of the Georgian filmmaking industry.

    Within the frames of the Berlinale Co-Production Market, the Georgian National Film Centre plans to organize a reception, enabling the guests to attend a presentation about the Georgian film industry and get acquainted with Georgia as an attractive location for filmmaking. In addition the guests will meet the crews of the Georgian films screened at the Berlinale and watch a promotional video about the Georgian film industry. 

    Besides, Georgia will be one of the five countries chosen to participate in a special country session, where the participant countries, with the help of a moderator, will share their expertise and achievements in the field of filmmaking with the audience. 

    And Finally, Georgia plans to organize an event within the Berlinale Film Festival and invite Georgian and foreign guests attending the Film Festival.