Georgian filmmaker personally invited to world’s one of the biggest documentary festivals
26 November, 2016
Georgian filmmaker personally invited to world’s one of the biggest documentary festivals
Georgian filmmaker Rati Tsiteladze is participating with his documentary film project at the 29th edition of IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam) which takes place November 16-27, 2016 in Amsterdam. Tsiteladze has received a personal invitation from the founder and the festival director Ally Derks.

Ally Derks is one of the most influential people in the Dutch film world. She founded IDFA in 1988 and since then it has become the leading documentary festival in the world, receiving more than 300,000 visitors this year. In recognition of this achievement, Ally Derks has been presented with numerous awards and has been referred to as ‘The High Priestess of Documentaries’ by ‘Indiewire’ magazine.

Ally Derks is a huge supporter of Georgian director’s project; she believes that this is the story that must be told. Tsiteladze is presenting his project in one-on-one meetings at one of the largest and most influential meeting places for
documentary filmmakers, producers, commissioning editors, funds, private financiers and other documentary stakeholders in the world.
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In his director-driven documentary film, the filmmaker Rati Tsiteladze takes us on a cultural journey into the heart of Post-Soviet Georgia. He explores the gap between tradition and modernity, theology and everyday life which raises evocative questions about culture and the price of being yourself. The project by Georgian film producer and director Rati Tsiteladze, written by Nino Varsimashvili has already won the main prize at one of the biggest film festival in South Korea, The DMZ Docs and gained international attention of important producers and industry decision makers.

Photos by Felix Kalkman

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