Cinema of Georgia

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Cinema of Georgia
Cinema Rustaveli.jpg
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%)

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]

Notable films[edit]

Notable filmmakers[edit]

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Ancient Kartvelian people
History of Georgia

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[edit]


  • 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.

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