The 12-member jury, composed of directors, production artists, actors, producers and film critics, made the decision on a secret ballot.
The winning film, with the support of the Georgian Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport and the National Film Center, will be included in the Oscar campaign and will compete for the nomination for an international feature film at the American Film Academy.
Five Georgian films competed for Oscar nomination this year:
Nino Zhvania's "Parade"
Marie Gulbian Documentary "Until Dad Returns"
"Breathe in and Breathe" by Dimitri Tsintsadze
Gigisha Abashidze's "Neighbors"
"Shindisi" by Dimitri Tsintsadze
The commission consisted of:
Nana Dolidze - Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia
Gaga Chkheidze - Director of the National Film Center
Nino Anjaparidze - Tbilisi International Film Festival
Giorgi Kharebava - Georgian Film Studio
Sulkhan Turmanidze - Producer
Zurab Inashvili - Director
Anka Kalatozishvili - Production Artist
Salome Kikaleishvili - film critic
Giorgi Maskharashvili - Director
Archil Shubashvili - film critic
Temur Chkheidze - Director
Nata Murvanidze - Actress