3-7 oct


Paolo Bertolin

The head of the jury at Svaneti international film festival short film competition.
He will be conducting an online master class at the Svaneti International film Festival
Paolo Bertolin is a member of the selection committee of the Venice International Film Festival.
He is also the artistic consultant of Locarno Open Doors.
He has worked for several other international festivals and institutions, including Cannes’ Directors’
IFF Rotterdam, the Doha Film InstituteMumbaiBeijing and Torino film festivals.

Christophe Leparc

He will be conducting an online master class at the Svaneti Film Festival

Christopher Leparc is Secretary General of Director’s Fortnight , Cannes Film Festival

Member of the LUX Selection Panel in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021
He had been involved in the festivals organization and selection since 1991. Previously at the Critics’ Week, Mr Leparc has been working for the Directors’ Fortnight since 2008, in search of the new directors. He is also the director of Cinemed, Mediterranean film festival of Montpellier.


Special screenings

Festival Opening Film


Dea Kulumbegashvili’s award-winning feature debut Beginning was  the first film from independent Georgia to be part of the official competition at the Cannes International Film Festival 2020
“A missionary’s life spirals out of control after extremist’s burn down a Jehovah’s Witnesses church in a remote Georgian village”
Closing Film


by Dito Tsintsadze
“A story of the film is based on real events that occurred during the Russian military intervention in Georgia in 2008”
The film received Grand Prix at the Warsaw Film Festival

Jim Shvante

By Mikheil Kalatozishvili - Palme d'or winner Georgian director
“Story of distant mountainous region in Georgia that depicts folklore, lifestyle and daily routines of Svani people, focuses on the scarcity of salt in Svaneti region. Rich with documentary value, the movie also served for Soviet propaganda.”
By Mariam Khatchvani


“One Woman. Three Men. Dina can challenge the harsh traditions of the deep Caucasus Mountains. But will her spirit survive?”
Dede received Jury Prize at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and the UNESCO Award at Asian Pacific Screen Awards

Blind dates

by Levan Koguashvili - Berlin International Film Festival Nominee FIPRESCI Prize
Fortysomething Sandro still lives at home with his parents. He and his best friend seem to have no luck at finding true love during their misadventures of meeting and date various women



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