A press conference was held at the International Documentary Film Festival - CinéDOC-Tbilisi at the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia.
The event was led by the festival organizers and the supporting organizations and stakeholders.
From 8 to 13 May Tbilisi will welcome the 7h edition of the CinéDOC-Tbilisi – international documentary film festival!! This year Cinema Amirani and the Cinema of the National Archives of Georgia /Archive Cinema will host the festival screenings.
On May 8, at 20:00 o’clock, we will open the festival with “Honeyland”, a film that has won three awards at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, including the prestigious World Cinema Documentary Grand Jury Prize.
Connecting Thoughts – our motto for this year enables us to get closer to the audience by presenting the selected films according to different topics: Filmmaker in Focus (Nicolas Philibert), Unconditional Love, Beyond Faith, Red Soul, Our Planet and Us, A Place We Call Home, Family Portraits, Aftermath of Conflict, Eternally Young, Changing cities, All That Matters To Me and Adaptation.
This year Hungary will be presented as “Guest Country”, with a delegation from Hungary visiting Tbilisi and presenting five creative documentaries from this country. For the first time this year a “New Talents Caucasus” presentation will take place and the “Civil Pitch” will connect again non-governmental organizations and documentary filmmakers.
A premiere of famed director Dziga Vertov’s newly discovered century-old film, a Sundance-winning work from North Macedonia and focus on filmmakers from Hungary will make this year’s CineDOC-Tbilisi International Documentary Film Festival a major cinema celebration in the capital starting next week.
As per usual, there is a specific section dedicated to films for and about children – CinéDOC-Young. Last but not least, the Erotic DOX section makes its appearance in the program again, this time with a slight focus on the female erotic experience… The festival will screen more than 50 documentaries from Georgia and from all over the world. The film screenings are followed by Q&A sessions with the invited filmmakers and master classes with renowned film professionals.
CinéDOC-Tbilisi 2019 will welcome many international guests including such guests as: French filmmaker Nicolas Philibert, Russian filmmaker Vitaly Mansky, the cinematographers of “Honeyland” Fejmi Daut and Samir Ljuma, the protagonists of the films “Disappearance of My Mother” and “The Principal Wife”, Nikolai Izvolov who discovered Dziga Vertov's missing masterpiece.
Festival Partners: Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia, Georgian National Film Center, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Tbilisi City Hall, Open Society Georgia Foundation, Doc Lounge Sweden, French Institute of Georgia, Hungarian Embassy in Tbilisi, Multimedia Education Center, Caucasian House, "Wine Garden" Maranashvili, Ibis Hotel, WizzAir, Georgian National Archive, Georgian Public Broadcaster.
CinéDOC-Tbilisi is the first international documentary film festival in the South Caucasus aimed at promoting creative documentary films since 2013.
Purchase tickets at the festival will be available online (www.biletebi.ge)