Georgia Joins European Film Promotion

The Eastern European country can now market its films under the EFP banner.

COLOGNE, Germany -- Georgia has joined European Film Promotion, becoming the 33rd member of the umbrella film marketing body.

The EFP promotes its members' movies internationally using funds from national film bodies and the European Union's MEDIA program. It organizes several annual events including the Shooting Stars at the Berlin International Film Festival.

"It is a professional privilege and achievement to become a member of EFP," said Tamara Tatishvili, director of the Georgian National Film Center and the country's EFP representative. "Its network and activities offer valuable opportunities for positioning and advancing our film talent on the international film map."

Georgia has a long cinema history and has been undergoing a mini-revival of late with well-reviewed features such as Three Houses by Zaza Urushadze and Salt White by Keti Machavariani. But Georgian filmmakers still struggle to get their films seen outside the country.

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