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The 23rd Tbilisi International Film Festival Opens on Sunday

The 23rd Tbilisi International Film Festival will take place from December 4 to 11. The president of the European Film Academy, a well-known Polish director Agnieszka Holland will attend the festival's opening and receive the honorary Prometheus. The festival will open with her film - Mr. Jones (2019).

The film "Falling Leaves" (1966) by Otar Iosseliani will be screened on December 8 at 19:00 at Amirani's first hall. The renowned Georgian director will receive an honorary Prometheus prior to the screening.

The festival's closing and award ceremony will take place on December 10. The winners of the Georgian film competition program will be announced at the award ceremony, and they will receive the festival prize - Golden Prometheus. Dito Tsintsadze's new film "Roxy" will be shown after the ceremony.

An international jury will evaluate the competition films and reveal the winners in the following nominations:

Best Feature Film

Best Short Feature Film

Best full-length documentary

Best Short Documentary

As for the jury, feature and documentary films will be evaluated by different members.

Jury of feature films:

Julie Bertucelli (France)

Enzo Porcelli (Italy)

Sadaf Foroughi (Iran)

Jury of documentary films:

Alice Agneskirchner (Germany)

Harutyun Khachatryan (Armenia)

Olena Yershova (Ukraine)

6 full-length and 10 short feature films will be presented in the competition program of Georgian films. Also 8 full-length and 7 short documentaries. In addition to the competition program, the festival presents the best works of European and world cinema in the following sections:

European Film Forum

Running for Oscars


Made in Germany

Country in Focus: Romania

Ukraine: Colors of Freedom

Director in Focus: Agnieszka Holland

Apollo: Memories of Cinema

DOCA Initiative

Special Screenings

The presentation of full-length feature and full-length documentary film projects on the industrial platform will receive special attention at the 23rd Tbilisi International Film Festival. In each category there will be up to 7 projects selected as Pitching session participants. The pitching will take place on 8th and 9th of December, in the presentation halls of Terminal. The projects will be evaluated by an international jury. The winners will be announced on 10th of December at the closing ceremony of the Tbilisi International Film Festival.

The Delegation of the European Union to Georgia, in collaboration with Tbilisi International Film Festival, will present the prize for “EU Human Rights in Film Award” to honour the best film that raises the profile of human rights. The Award was established in relation to International Human Rights Day celebrated annually on December 10. Within the framework of the festival, 10 films have been nominated on the theme of human rights, of which the best film selected by the jury will be awarded the European Union prize. The awarding ceremony will take place on December 10, at the closing ceremony of the festival.

The festival is traditionally attended by filmmakers and industry professionals invited from around the world. Interesting meetings and masterclasses will also be held in the frame of Industry Days.

 Film screenings will be held at the Amirani Cinema.

 Tbilisi International Film Festival is organized by the Cinema Art Center Prometheus.