On December 21, St. In Bucharest, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Georgia, Mrs. Tamar Beruchashvili, presented the prize established by the Georgian Film Academy to the winner of the Tbilisi International Animation Festival (TIAF) in the nomination – “Best Student Film” – Maria Skutaru.
Maria Scutaru lives in the Romanian city of Iasi, which is twinned with Kutai – since 2019. The conversation touched on the importance of expanding Georgian-Romanian cultural ties. The ambassador, Ms. Tamar Beruchashvili, invited Maria Skutaru to Georgia to participate in the upcoming festival and wished her success in her future activities.
Closing and award ceremony of the Tbilisi International Internet Film Festival of Short Films “Diogene 2022” – Sunday, November 27, 19.00
Come to the closing and award ceremony of the Tbilisi International Internet Short Film Festival “Diogenes 2022” on November 27 at 19.00. in the Blue Hall of the Georgian Film Academy
(Ms. Brothers Kakabadzeeb -2, near the Rustaveli metro station, opposite McDonald’s);
What is the basis of our – Tbilisi International Internet Film Festival of short films “Diogenes”?
The idea of creating the Diogenes Film Festival is based on three main theses:
1. “A short word is a long word” (that’s why there is a short film competition)
2. “It’s not the audience that comes to us, but we go to the audience” (that’s why the original format of the festival is the Internet)
3. “Nature is blessed by the Spirit of the sky, and we, people, are given the weight of the world, where there are countless colors and shades,” so our festival includes four main and different genres in cinema. We also welcome innovations, everything new in cinema, and with great interest we consider and accept vertical format works (filmed and edited on a mobile phone) in the main competition.
How is our festival different from other festivals?
1. The festival is held in the Internet format, which has no analogues in the region and is the only one in the Caucasus and the Black Sea region.
2. There are two juries at the festival: The main jury, which includes Georgian and foreign highly professional film artists, as well as the winners of the Chen Festival of past years. Student jury – which includes students from our higher education institutions.
It should be noted that the jury, consisting of students, which evaluates films created by professionals, and not by students and youth, has no analogues in our region and beyond.
For our festival, this is a “vision of the present by the future generation”, that is, an assessment of the processes that take place without their (youth) “active” participation in the art of cinema, but which are the forerunner of the development and popularization of this direction of creativity.
Yes, our goal is “To involve more young people in the direct construction, management and development of our Diogenes festival.
Such activity of young people in making decisions of the jury and influencing the results of the festival increases their motivation for realization in their professions and gives the festival a more interesting and important format – it becomes not only informative and entertaining, but also educational, where love for cinema unites young people who are busy different professions.
All this helps not only to promote Georgian culture and Georgian cinema, but also to present and advertise Georgian and foreign products on the world market.
Film professionals, film lovers and film lovers – we invite you to the closing and award ceremony of the Tbilisi International Short Film Festival “Diogenes 2022” on November 27 at 19.00. in the blue hall of the Georgian Film Academy and share the unique feeling of film victories together.
We will broadcast the awards live on our Facebook page.
Kakha Labuchidze awarded the prize to the winner of the Tbilisi International Short Film Festival “Diogene 2021” Chairman of the Tbilisi City Council Education and Culture Commission, Kakha Labuchidze, winner of the II International Internet Festival “Diogene 2021”, Iranian director Kioma Mohammed Chenar, Tbilisi Municipality The prize was given by hand. According to Kakha Labuchidze’s statement, the pandemic has created a new reality and it is important that we keep the country’s cultural development dynamics as much as possible in this situation. That is why Tbilisi City Council and City Hall will always support such creative festivals and projects. Film Festival “Diogene”, whose idea was directed by Koba Tskhakaia and playwright Soso Mchedlishvili, was founded during the pandemic with the slogan “Stay at home, ‒ make a movie”. The festival is international and every year more than 100 countries are participating by famous or debutant directors. This year, up to 1200 applications were submitted in the competition, from which 27 film were selected for the final. The main prize of the festival was given to four films this year, and five received encouraging diplomas. It is noteworthy that within the framework of the festival a special prize named “Serenada”, dedicated to the memory of the cinematic family of Khotivaris. Tbilisi City Hall is the partner of the festival, Georgian Cinema Academy, Culture Chamber and Public Broadcasting.
Since the recently deceased Georgian film director Raaz (Buba) Khotivari stands at the origins of the DIOGENES festivals, and also noting the great merit in the development of Georgian cinema of representatives of three generations of the Khotivari cinematic family (Levan (1902-1980), Kartlos (1936-1990), Ramaz-Buba ( 1946-2021) Khotivari, Zurab Tutberidze, it was decided within the framework of the 2nd Tbilisi International Internet Festival of Short Films “Diogenes 2021”, to establish Special Prize and one Diploma called “Serenade” in honor of the famous short film, shot by Kartlos Hotivari in 1968. They should be distinguished by their creativity, humanity and humor, and will be awarded toFeature short films included in the competition program of the DIOGENES festival.
A special commission will be formed to determine the Special Prize and the Diploma winners. The winners of the Prize and diploma will be awarded during the closing ceremony of the DIOGENES festivals.