Tbilisi Int’l Film Fest reveals best Georgian films

  • This year’s edition offered a selection of classic and new Georgian cinema along with the focus programme of British filmmakers as well as the works from the rest of the world. Photo: Carl Hartzell/Twitter

Agenda.ge, 8 Dec 2019 - 15:58, Tbilisi,Georgia

Tbilisi International Film Festival has revealed the winners of its 20th anniversary edition from the national competition last night.

The winners are:

  • Best feature - Dito Tsintsadze’s latest work Inhale-Exhale 
  • Best documentary - Mari Gulbiani’s Before Father Gets Back
  • Best short - Giorgi Sikharulidze’s Fatherland

Running between December 1-8, this year’s edition offered a selection of classic and new Georgian cinema along with the focus programme of British filmmakers as well as the works from the rest of the world.

still from ‘Inhale-Exhale’. Image: Cinetech Film Production

The festival also hosted screenings of works by Mexican director Carlos Reygadas, a recipient of three Cannes Film Festival prizes in addition to nominations for the European Film Awards and other highly regarded honours.

For the third time this year, the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia, in collaboration with Tbilisi International Film Festival, has also awarded the best film that raises the human profile. 

Below are the seven  Georgian films nominated for the EU prize for ‘Human Rights in Film Award’:

 

European Union Ambassador to Georgia Carl Hartzell awarded Uta Beraia's Negative Numbers with the EU prize as the best film depicting human rights related topics.

Beria’s feature is set in Georgia in the early years of the last decade, when an economic crisis pushed many of the country’s unemployed youth into petty crime, ending up in juvenile detention facilities.

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