A village where women, children and elderly reside. Men leave 9 months of the year to Russia to work. Summer, a slow and friendly atmosphere; women do the hay, cut the grass and store for the winter. Fruits will be canned to be eaten during the cold winter. The sun arouses a certain laziness, a sensual relaxation. Autumn, with it’s different shades of red, is the season of birth and potato harvest. Women and men find intimacy in the coldness of winter, hence women give birth in October and November. Fathers meet their children in December. Preparations start now to welcome men, waiting is long and tiring. Winter is near, a form of suspense sets in: whose husband will come first ? The men arrive with the snow.
The women are shy, they need time to exist in the presence of men. The children are happy to be close to their fathers. Spring sets in, the atmosphere becomes tensed. Men depart for the land of tsars. She is weak and sad, but needs to find strength to take care of the children.
CinéDOC-Tbilisi International Documentary Film Festival
CinéDOC-Tbilisi is the main international documentary film festival of the Caucasus region. The festival’s first seven editions took place from 2013 to 2019. The eighth edition of the festival will take place from 23-27 April, 2020 in the cinemas Amirani and Cinema House.
CinéDOC-Tbilisi is the first film festival in Georgia to be supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and is followed by a year-long screening tour in all regions of Georgia, in the framework of CinéDOC-On Tour.
The audience attending CinéDOC-Tbilisi screenings has the chance to view a variety of documentary films with a unique directing vision, an original visual style, sympathetic protagonists and powerful stories. The film screenings are followed by Q&A sessions and debates with the invited filmmakers, master classes with renowned film professionals, open sessions with international guests.
The festival also presents local and regional productions in the competitive section “Focus Caucasus” with documentaries selected from the following countries: Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Turkey.
Moreover, each year, the documentary culture and documentary film industry of one particular country is highlighted in the side section: Guest Country. This year films from Finland will be presented.
Moreover, we organize workshops and industry meetings for young documentary filmmakers and producers. We invite experienced documentary professionals from all over the world to attend project development and presentation sessions in Tbilisi. Some of the invited experts who’ve attended our industry sections were: Katja Wildermuth (commissioning editor, MDR), Paul Pauwels (director EDN), Simone Baumann (producer, Germany), Luciano Barisone (festival director), Emilie Kleinmann (Arte, France), Uldis Cekulis (producer, Latvia), Isabel Arrate Fernandez (IDFA Bertha Fund), Tue Steen Mueller (documentary expert, Denmark), Peter Symes (producer, UK), Hans Robert Eisenhauer (producer, Germany), etc
Last but not least, we organize screenings for children and teenagers through our CinéDOC-Young program and showcase films throughout Georgia in the framework of CinéDOC on Tour.