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).
Taoba has Audience Awards in two categories: International Feature Films and International Short Films.
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.)
Taoba is not only about films and education, it is also about entertainment - there are concerts, DJ sets and performances for festival participants,
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.
In partnership with Goethe Institute and Institut Français de Géorgie, Taoba International Youth Film Festival organizes free movie screenings for general public.
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.
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6 Rustaveli ave, 0114, Tbilisi, Georgia