Georgian film “8 Minutes” wins 10 nominations on FICOCC
23 November, 2018
Georgian film “8 Minutes” wins 10 nominations on FICOCC
Georgian film “8 Minutes” became the winner for the 10 nominations on the Five Continents International Film Festival. It is a monthly festival of world cinematography, where feature films, short films, video clips, web series and video arts from all over the world come together to compete for the various prizes of the festival. “8 Minutes” won the awards for:

1. Best Sci-Fi Short Film
2. Best Lead Actor Short Film
3. Best Art Direction Short
4. Best Editing Short Film
5. Best Cinematography Short Film
6. Special Mention Screenplay Short Film
7. Special Mention Director Short Film
8. Special Mention Supporting Actress Short Film
9. Special Mention Production Design Short Film
Georgian apocalyptic short film "8 Minutes"

The film follows its protagonists in an apocalyptic scenario of the sun’s light going out. Its script focuses on decisions of featured characters over eight minutes — the time needed for the sun’s rays to cease reaching the planet — before the total blackout. The whole world is in panic and Tbilisi, Georgia, is no exception. The film unveils the last 8 minutes of the human kind’s history, depicting the chaos and disappointment among the people before the end of the sun.
Georgian apocalyptic short film "8 Minutes"

The film has collected a lot of local and international awards such as winning the Best Science Fiction nomination on the Sydney Indie Film Festival. It is noteworthy that the genre is unfamiliar for the Georgian cinematography. Besides, “8 Minutes” was among the top 10 films on the Manhattan Short Film Festival.
Georgian apocalyptic short film "8 Minutes"

The film is a debut product by SiberFilms company uniting the young filmmakers Giorgi Gogichaishvili and Dato Abramishvili, the screenwriters Mari Bekauri, and Zaza Koshkadze, and the producers Gega Khmaladze and Magda Datuashvili. The lead characters in the film are Ani Bebia, Giorgi Sharvashidze, and Slava Natenadze.

Photo courtesy: 8 Minutes

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