Initiative of DOCA - Documentary Association Georgia presents a specially curated programme at Tbilisi International Film Festival - 5 documentaries of diverse formats and discussions regarding film industry.

Tickets will be available from Dec 1 in Amirani Cinema and online.ย 
December 5th, 16:00 Amirani 3
๐Œ๐€๐‘๐ˆ๐”๐๐Ž๐‹๐ˆ๐’ ๐Ÿ
dir: Mantas Kvedaraviฤius
Lithuania/France/Germany 2022 112โ€™
talk with the Head of Ukrainian Diplomatic Mission Andryi Kasyanov and Lithuanian Ambassador Andrius Kalindra, moderated by Davit Doborjginidze
On April 2, 2022, Lithuanian filmmaker Mantas Kvedaraviฤius was arrested and killed by the Russian occupying forces in Donbas. His body and the footage he shot were recovered later. Kvedaraviฤius provides the world with a colossal and sensitive view of Ukrainians as they live in tragedy and hope as bombs rain down on and around them.
December 6th, 19:00 Amirani 3
๐…๐‘๐€๐†๐Œ๐„๐๐“๐’ ๐Ž๐… ๐๐€๐‘๐€๐ƒ๐ˆ๐’๐„
dir: KD Davison
USA 2022 98โ€™
Fragments Of Paradise assembles thousands of hours of Jonas Mekasโ€™ personal footage, films, video diaries and letters to paint an intimate portrait of the life and career of the pioneering filmmaker, poet and critic who was born in Lithuania and moved to New York in the wake of World War II. The interviewees include Amy Taubin, Peter Bogdanovich, John Waters, Martin Scorsese, as well as Jonasโ€™s children Sebastian and Oona Mekas.
December 8th, 16:00 Amirani 3
๐–๐‡๐„๐ ๐“๐‡๐„ ๐๐„๐‘๐’๐ˆ๐Œ๐Œ๐Ž๐๐’ ๐†๐‘๐„๐–
dir: Hilal Baydarov
Azerbaijan/Austria 2019 118โ€™
Q&A with the filmmaker
Immobile in a home where the sands of time fall to the rhythm of rural Azerbaijani sounds, a mother waits for her son. When he arrives, their conversations circle around existential questions and news from afar, troubling and cryptic. Unrest cloaks the world outside. Mother and son grow closer, silence melts into words, and life springs between them.
The film was awarded at Visions du Rรฉel and Sarajevo Film Festival
December 9th, 14:00 Goethe-Institut Tbilisi
๐–๐‡๐„๐‘๐„ ๐€๐‘๐„ ๐–๐„? ๐–๐‡๐Ž ๐€๐‘๐„ ๐–๐„? - ๐ƒ๐Ž๐‚๐”๐Œ๐„๐๐“๐€๐‘๐˜ ๐ˆ๐ ๐“๐‡๐„ ๐’๐Ž๐”๐“๐‡ ๐‚๐€๐”๐‚๐€๐’๐”๐’
Melik Karapetyan โ€“ Producer (Armenia)
Sona Kocharyan โ€“ Filmmaker (Armenia)
Lala Aliyeva โ€“ Filmmaker, Producer (Azerbaijan)
Levan Lomjaria โ€“ Georgian National Film Center (Georgia)
Moderated by Nino Orjonikidze
December 9th 19:00 Amirani 2
๐๐Ž๐ ๐•๐Ž๐˜๐€๐†๐„
dir: Garegin Papoyan
Armenia 2021 68โ€™
Q&A with the filmmakerโ€‹
Fully equipped to accommodate civilian flights, recently rebuilt Stepanakert Airport in Karabakh does not operate due to the permanent threat of missile strikes. Stil, the airport remains โ€œopenโ€. Through wry observational scenes, Bon Voyage describes the absurd ironies of a not-so-ordinary community stuck in a political impasse, a kind of non-existence.
December 10th 16:00 Amirani 2
๐Œ๐”๐’๐„๐”๐Œ ๐Ž๐… ๐“๐‡๐„ ๐‘๐„๐•๐Ž๐‹๐”๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐
dir: Srฤ‘an Keฤa
Serbia/Croatia/Czech Republic 2021 91โ€™
Talk with public defender Nino Lomjaria and lawyer Anano Tsintsabadze, moderated by Chevening alumni Ketevan Vashagashvili
A derelict building envisioned as the Museum of the Revolution now tells a very different story. In the damp, pitch-dark building live the outcasts of a society reshaped by capitalism. The film focuses on a girl who earns a little cash on the street by cleaning car windows with her mother. The girl has a close friendship with an old woman who also lives in the basement. Against the background of a transforming city, the three women find refuge in each other.
Official partners of the programme are: Chevening Alumni Grant as part of the project Film Society Horizon Blue, US Embassy in Georgia, Lithuanian Embassy in Georgia, Goethe-Insitut, CCA and naturally, Tbilisi International Film Festival.