About Georgia

Georgia is located on the crossroads of Europe and Asia surrounded by black sea from the west, great Caucasus Mountains from the north and semi desert areas from the south. Being located on the junction of ecologically and culturally diverse place, Georgia offers climate zones ranging from subtropical to high alpine and semi desert areas. Besides the wide variety of breathtaking landscapes Georgia features the perfect fusion of medieval and modern architecture combining Asian, European and Soviet styles. Since regaining its independence in the early 1990s, Georgia has become the regional champion in terms of reforms, economic development and progress regarding democratic institutions. Today, Georgia is one of the fastest growing economy in the region and been named as the top reformer country by World Bank for couple of years in row, as well as Georgian reforms has already been a role model for many countries around the globe.
  • Capital

    Tbilisi

  • GDP

    USD 16.5b

  • Population

    3,429

  • Language

    Georgian

  • Currency

    Lari

  • Literacy

    99.7%

  • Area

    69,700 SOM(26,911 square miles)

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Over 100 years of filmmaking history

Georgia is a home to vibrant film industry which dates back to 1908. Since then national cinematography has enjoyed great success and established its own unique identity. Georgia’s filmmaking flourished during the Soviet years, when the country had the capacity of producing up to 70 films a year; Georgian Film studio was one of the biggest in the Soviet Union. Iron Curtain prevented the international exposure of many masterpieces, however several films, travelled the world and received worldwide recognition and awards. The collapse of the Soviet Union did not spare Film Industry, it took 10 years of dedication and tremendous work of local filmmakers to rewind and put in motion what was once a well functioning machine. Over the century the film industry has nurtured many experienced professionals who ensure that films made in Georgia are internationally acclaimed. The success of Georgian films is a vivid example of that - today we are happy to say that Georgian films enjoy numerous awards and nominations at International Film Festivals around the world, serving as a proof that Georgia is one of the most promising upcoming filming destinations.
Georgia is a home to vibrant film industry which dates back to 1908. Since then national cinematography has enjoyed great success and established its own unique identity. Georgia’s filmmaking flourished during the Soviet years, when the country had the capacity of producing up to 70 films a year; Georgian Film studio was one of the biggest in the Soviet Union. Iron Curtain prevented the international exposure of many masterpieces, however several films, travelled the world and received worldwide recognition and awards. The collapse of the Soviet Union did not spare Film Industry, it took 10 years of dedication and tremendous work of local filmmakers to rewind and put in motion what was once a well functioning machine. Over the century the film industry has nurtured many experienced professionals who ensure that films made in Georgia are internationally acclaimed. The success of Georgian films is a vivid example of that - today we are happy to say that Georgian films enjoy numerous awards and nominations at International Film Festivals around the world, serving as a proof that Georgia is one of the most promising upcoming filming destinations.

Financial Incentives

Government of Georgia launched “Film in Georgia” program in early 2016. Film incentive program is offering offering 20% for qualified spend in Georgia’s and additional 5% rebate is available in case production promotes Georgia by meeting programs so called “cultural test”.

Eligible products:

01

Minimum spend

500,000 GEL

  • Feature Film
  • Series
02

Minimum spend

300,000 GEL

  • Documentary
  • Animation
  • Commercial
  • Reality show
  • Music video

Co-production Fund

Georgian National Film Center (GNFC) is state fund for local and international co-productions. GNFC funds up to 20 feature, documentary and animation film projects throughout the year; More info: http://www.gnfc.ge

Non-Financial Incentives:

  1. No Shooting permits
  2. 95% of state owned properties like, buildings, derelict factories, roads, parks and etc are free to shoot
  3. State services are accessible with minimum cost and bureaucracy
  4. Easy excess to Military equipment and services with minimum cost and bureaucracy
  5. Small country (69,700 sqm) with well-developed road, railway and air infrastructure. Short distances from the cities to the mountains, sea, forest or desert scenes.