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Georgia in focus of FILMKUNSTFEST

01 May, 2018

The 28th edition of FILMKUNSTFEST MV will take place in Schwerin between May 1 st and 6th . Every year, the festival presents a GUEST COUNTRY in the form of films, exhibitions, concerts and readings. This year Georgian will be the guest country of the festival. Main goal is to give an impression of the richness of Georgian Cinema to a German audience. During the festival there will be presented feature films, documentaries and short films from and about Georgia. Selection will include recent productions and film history; it will include films from both established and young directors. The master Otar losseliani, George Ovashvili, Ana Urushadze, as well as first time director Mariam Khatchvani – to name just a few – that describe the whole variety of Georgian film making will be invited to present their films personally to the audience. A film concert of the classic Georgian silent film TSCHEMI BEBIA (My Grandmother) by Kote Mikaberidse screening will be accompanied by the acclaimed concert pianist Dudana Mazmanishvili on the grand piano.

FILMKUNSTFEST MV (Mecklenburg and Western Pomerania) was launched in the spring of 1990 by film professionals as the first new festival in the territory of former GDR, following reunification. It is held during the first week of May in the regional capital, the City of Schwerin, namely in the Filmpalast Capitol, which has one of the loveliest, biggest cinema auditoria anywhere in Germany. With around 18,000 visitors annually, 200 of which are accredited from the film industry – film directors, actors, producers, journalists – up to around 150 long feature, documentary and short films on 6 screens, the FILMKUNSTFEST MV is considered the most important audience orientated festival in East Germany


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