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Tbilisi International Film Festival

December 1-6, 2009 - Tbilisi, Georgia

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The film festival aims to promote new films, familiarize filmgoers and professionals with world cinema news and support development of Georgian film industry by holding of workshops, master classes, panel discussions and pitching sessions.

- International Competition – First and Second Full-length Feature Films from Europe

- International Competition – Short Films (up to 35’) from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey and Iran
- Forum of European Cinema- Horizons- Made in Germany
- French Showcase
- Forum of European Cinema
- Film School- Retrospectives
- Homage- Director in Focus
- Georgian Panorama
- Documentaries
- Special Screenings
- Special Events - “Pitch-Point” (Documentary Projects Market - 22 projects from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine)
- Exhibitions

International Competition (Full-length Features)
The first or second films of directors will take part in the international competition this year. No more than 10 films will be selected. The contestant films are to be shot on 35 mm film, of no less than 60 minutes running time and produced not earlier than 1 January of 2008.
The Festival will cover travel and accommodation expenses of the contestant film director.

International Competition (Shorts)
Short Feature Films up to 35 minutes from Caucasus Region (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran and Turkey) will compete for the Sergej Parajanov Award.
The Festival will cover travel and accommodation expenses of the contestant film director.

Rules of Submitting
ApplicationsThose who wish to participate in the festival are requested to submit filled in application forms and a copy of the film on DVD or VHS format with subtitles in English.

Films will be selected by a selection commission.
After film makers receive notification that their film was admitted for participation in the festival programs they must submit to the festival office the following documents:
text of subtitles (text of dialogues) in English; materials for catalogue (synopsis, film shot, credits, photograph of director, his/her biography and filmography); advertising materials, press accounts.

Golden Prometheus (for the best film in the main competition)
Silver Prometheus (for the best direction in the main competition)
Sergej Parajanov Award (for the best film in the short film competition)

Transportation and Insurance of the CopiesCost of forwarding the contestant film shall be paid by the sender, while the Festival assumes responsibility for its sending back.
A copy of the selected film shall be delivered to the festival office by 25 November 2009.

The festival assumes responsibility for the film from the moment of its delivery to the moment of its sending back. In case the film is damaged or lost the festival responsibility is limited only to the cost indicated in the application form.

If an applicant fails to send the application form before 1 November 2009 the Insurance Company will evaluate the film at 2000 USD.

Application form
Deadline: 20/09/09

Tbilisi International Film Festival
164, David Agmashenebeli av.
0112 Tbilisi
Georgia phone: (+995 32) 35 67 60

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