The film festival aims to promote new films, familiarize filmgoers and professionals with world cinema news and support development of Georgian film industry by holding of workshops, master classes, panel discussions and pitching sessions.

Program

  • International Competition – First and Second Full-length Feature Films from Europe
  • International Competition – Short Films (up to 35&8217;) from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey and Iran
  • Forum of European Cinema
  • Horizons
  • Made in Germany
  • French Showcase
  • Forum of European Cinema
  • Film School
  • Retrospectives
  • Homage
  • Director in Focus
  • Georgian Panorama
  • Documentaries
  • Special Screenings
  • Special Events
  • “Pitch-Point” (Documentary Projects Market – 22 projects from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine)
  • Exhibitions

International Competition (Full-length Features)

The first or second films of directors will take part in the international competition this year. No more than 10 films will be selected. The contestant films are to be shot on 35 mm film, of no less than 60 minutes running time and produced not earlier than 1 January of 2008.

The Festival will cover travel and accommodation expenses of the contestant film director.

International Competition (Shorts)

Short Feature Films up to 35 minutes from Caucasus Region (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran and Turkey) will compete for the Sergej Parajanov Award.

The Festival will cover travel and accommodation expenses of the contestant film director.

Rules of Submitting Applications

Those who wish to participate in the festival are requested to submit filled in application forms and a copy of the film on DVD or VHS format with subtitles in English.

Films will be selected by a selection commission.

After film makers receive notification that their film was admitted for participation in the festival programs they must submit to the festival office the following documents:

Text of subtitles (text of dialogues) in English;

  • Materials for catalogue
    • synopsis
    • film shot, credits
    • photograph of director
    • his/her biography and filmography
  • advertising materials, press accounts.

Prizes

  • Golden Prometheus (for the best film in the main competition)
  • Silver Prometheus (for the best direction in the main competition)
  • Sergej Parajanov Award (for the best film in the short film competition)