Cinema of Georgia

The cinema of Georgia has been noted for its cinematography in Europe. Italian film director Federico Fellini was an admirer of the Georgian film: "Georgian film is a completely unique phenomenon, vivid, philosophically inspiring, very wise, childlike. There is everything that can make me cry and I ought to say that it (my crying) is not an easy thing."[5]

Cinema of Georgia
Cinema Rustaveli
Rustaveli Cinema, Tbilisi
No. of screens24 (2011)[1]
 • Per capita0.6 per 100,000 (2011)[1]
Main distributorsFox (London) 25.0%
Buesta Vista Song Pictures 19.0%
Warner Bros 13.0%[2]
Produced feature films (2011)[3]
Fictional12 (85.7%)
Documentary2 (14.3%)
Number of admissions (2010)[4]
National films66,200 (46.0%)
Gross box office (2010)[4]
TotalGEL 1.25 million
National filmsGEL 626,000 (50.1%)

Notable films

Notable filmmakers

Georgian cinematography’s reputation has been built by known cinema directors such as:

From 2012, the main focus of Georgian cinema is supporting script writing and European co-productions.[6]

See also


  • Lauren Ninoshvili, Ph.D.: Singing between the Words: The Poetics of Georgian Polyphony', New York: Columbia University, 2011, ISBN 978-1-124-33459-2


  1. ^ a b "Table 8: Cinema Infrastructure - Capacity". UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Table 6: Share of Top 3 distributors (Excel)". UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Table 1: Feature Film Production - Genre/Method of Shooting". UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Table 11: Exhibition - Admissions & Gross Box Office (GBO)". UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
  5. ^ "FILMFESTIVAL: NEW GEORGIAN CINEMA at TOFIFEST Film festival in Poland (". 18 June 2010. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  6. ^ Smith, Ian Hayden (2012). International Film Guide 2012. p. 122. ISBN 978-1-908215-01-7.

External links

27 Missing Kisses

27 Missing Kisses (Georgian: 27 დაკარგული კოცნა, otsdashvidi dakarguli kotsna) is a 2000 Georgian film directed by Nana Djordjadze. It was Georgia's submission to the 73rd Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not accepted as a nominee.

Kartuli Pilmi

Georgian Film Studio (Georgian: ქართული ფილმი Georgian Film; Russian: Грузия-фильм) is one of world's oldest film studios that has produced 800 feature, made-for-TV and short films, 600 documentaries, and 300 animation movies. During Soviet times, the studio was one of the most active places for film production. Having grown organically from the merger of several film production companies that operated in the beginning of the twentieth century in Tbilisi, the studio had been renamed several times before becoming Georgian Film (Gruziya-Film in Russian) in 1953. Sitting on 9.75 hectares (24 acres) of prime land in Tbilisi, Georgian Film Studios offers several sound stages, recording and editing facilities, various production services, modern equipment and professional crews. Georgian Film was founded in 1921

List of Georgian European Film Award winners and nominees

This is a list of Georgian European Film Award winners and nominees. This list details the performances of Georgian actors, actresses, and films that have either been submitted or nominated for, or have won, a European Film Award.

List of Georgian films of 2014

The Georgian film industry produced over ten feature films in 2014. This article fully lists all non-pornographic films, including short films, that had a release date in that year and which were at least partly made by Georgia. It does not include films first released in previous years that had release dates in 2014.

Also included is an overview of the major events in Georgian film, including film festivals and awards ceremonies, as well as lists of those films that have been particularly well received, both critically and financially.

List of Georgian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

Georgia has submitted sixteen films for Oscar consideration in the Best Foreign Language Film category since gaining its independence from the USSR in 1991. Georgia received an Oscar nomination for its first-ever submission, A Chef in Love.

List of cinema of the world

This is a list of cinema of the world by continent and country.

Lists of Georgian films

This is a list of the most notable films produced by the cinema of Georgia, ordered according to decade of release.

Outline of Georgia (country)

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Georgia:

Georgia (country) – country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia, located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe. After a brief period of independence following the Russian Revolution of 1917, Georgia was occupied by Soviet Russia in 1921, becoming the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic and part of the Soviet Union. After independence in 1991, post-communist Georgia suffered from civil unrest and economic crisis for most of the 1990s. This lasted until the Rose Revolution of 2003, after which the new government introduced democratic and economic reforms.

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