Georgian film directors win top awards at Sofia International Film Festival
24 March, 2016
Georgian film directors win top awards at Sofia International Film Festival
Georgian film directors, Vano Burduli and Dea Kulumbegashvili have received two main awards at the Sofia International Film Festival , where dozens of fictional films, cartoons and documentaries from all over the world were presented on March 17-20.

Vano Burduli received the jury’s special prize for The Summer of Frozen Fountains, a romantic drama about ordinary people of Tbilisi. The main characters of the film are of different ages, social statuses and professions, but they share one thing – they
all look for love. The leading roles are performed by Andrius Paulavicius, Nutsa Kukhianidze, Ia Sukhitashvili and Nato Murvanidze.

The Summer of Frozen Fountains
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Another Georgian director, Dea Kulumbegashvili, became the winner of Sofia Meetings program that envisages funding of post productions. Her unfinished movie called Daisi received 50 000 Euros as a Grand Prix and, apart from that, Kulumbegashvili was awarded with 5 000 Euros.

Overall, 27 projects from different European countries were presented at the Sofia Film Festival and Kulumbegashvili’s movie was chosen by one of the largest studios in Europe, Nu Boyana Film Studios.

Daisi tells the story of a Georgian photographer, who after spending several years in USA, returns to his homeland, to dedicate his time to his gravely ill father.



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