October 2008

Letter and photos from Bruce Allan

I am attaching two reports on the festival. Anthea's overview of the  events that took place and a report on the forum day at Cube by James  Norton. I also attach an essay on Georgian cinema by James Norton and  the transcript of Georgian ambassador Gela Charkviani's opening address at the forum. Several Georgian film makers and artists took  part in forum discussions.

Photographs: 1. Georgian Ambassador Gela Charkviani addressing the film festival forum at Cube Microplex, Bristol 18.10.2008 (Photo: Wato Tsereteli);

2. Festival organisers and Georgian guest participants with Christopher Davies, the Lord Mayor of Bristol and his wife at the Mansion House.  (Photo: Alix Hughes) L to R Back row: Colin Evans, Bruce Allan, Zaza Rusadze (director  Bandits), Lasha Bakradze (actor and film historian), Lord Mayor and  wife, Mamuka Japharidze (artist), Wato Tsereteli (artist), Koka Ramishvili (artist). In front: Anthea Nicholson with Nino Anjaparidze (director Tbilisi International Film Festival).


ambassador web At the Mansion House 

pdf smallJames Norton's essay CINEMA AND VIDEO ART FROM GEORGIA 

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