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Gabriadze: We Expect 25 Million Investment this Year within the Famework of 'Film in Georgia'

The program "film in Georgia" continues in 2022 with an updated design. Irakli Gabriadze, Deputy Director of Produce in Georgia, explains to Business Partner that they expect to invest GEL 25 million in the program this year.

"We expect that the volume of investments will reach 25 million GEL in 2022. The list of countries is quite diversified. There are filmmakers from the United States, Britain, Denmark, India, China,etc. This allows Georgian filmmakers to produce films," - said Gabriadze.

The Deputy Program Director talks about the conditions that are offered to filmmakers who have arrived in Georgia.

"We offer a refund of 20% of the expenses incurred in the country. We also offer the one-stop-shop principle, which means that we help in obtaining permits, in communication with the public and private sectors. For example, in the filming of "Fast & Furious", the filmmakers received cashback, but also received significant support from the fact that they had easy relations with private and public agencies. Even when the roads are blocked, in terms of closing shops or inventory, ”said Gabriadze''.