Taoba International Youth Film Festival

Founded in 2018 by Culture and Education Foundation, Taoba International Youth Film Festival is one of the largest festivals of its kind in Georgia. Taoba is focused on development of young audience and promotion of film education, programmers pay special attention to educational values of each film screened at festival, that will spark discussions on social topics. The vision of Taoba is to enable the development young people’s critical, creative and analytical thinking skills and stimulate dialogue between them on important social issues through film. The festival aims to stimulate social changes and facilitate the talents of young people by means of master classes and lectures, as well as their participation in foreign film festivals. Festival is co-organized by the National Youth and Children’s Palace. As a country wide cultural-educational center, National Palace hosts festival at its premises on 6 Rustaveli ave, Tbilisi (Georgia).

Film Programme

Taoba has Audience Awards in two categories: International Feature Films and International Short Films.

Education

Consists with lectures, masterclasses and workshops. 40 hours of such activities will be organized for festival participants. Topics include: producing, directing, film criticism, art history, literature, script development and interactive media among others. Important part of this component is lectures delivered by famous Georgian culture professionals (film directors, producers, art historians, etc.)

Evening Entertainment

Taoba is not only about films and education, it is also about entertainment - there are concerts, DJ sets and performances for festival participants,

Taoba Academy

Professional development program for 19-22 years old students who see themselves in film production. During festival, participants will have the chance to attend lectures and masterclasses delivered by Georgian film professionals.

Free Programme

In partnership with Goethe Institute and Institut Français de Géorgie, Taoba International Youth Film Festival organizes free movie screenings for general public.

Participants

Age range of Taoba participants is 13-22. Annual festival lasts 5 days and has 500 daily participants. Main program is for 13-18 years old teenagers, Taoba Academy is for 19-22 years old students.

Levan Dvali

Levan Dvali

Director General
Neno Kavtaradze

Neno Kavtaradze

Artistic Director
Nia Zhvania

Nia Zhvania

Film Programmer
Shako Bregadze

Shako Bregadze

Film Programmer
Niako Gvaramia

Niako Gvaramia

Nitsa Karchava

Nitsa Karchava

Nino Kacharava

Nino Kacharava

Tinano Gakheladze

Tinano Gakheladze

Tuta Balarjishvili

Tuta Balarjishvili

Graphic Designer
Tazo Meiphariani

Tazo Meiphariani

Graphic Designer
Data Bichashvili

Data Bichashvili

Mariam Lagradze

Mariam Lagradze

Dachi Makharadze

Dachi Makharadze

Anna Kipiani

Anna Kipiani

Mariam Garsevanishvili

Mariam Garsevanishvili

Mushni Chankseliani

Mushni Chankseliani

Sofia Meskhi

Sofia Meskhi

Nia Dvali

Nia Dvali

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6 Rustaveli ave, 0114, Tbilisi, Georgia

e-mail: taobaff@gmail.com
 
Taoba International Youth Film Festival is a project of Culture and Education Foundation
and the National Youth and Children's Palace
 
 

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