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TBILISI, October 14. /TASS/. An international documentary film festival opened on Tuesday in Georgia's capital, Tbilisi, presenting local and regional productions alongside award-winning films made outside Georgia.
Screenings at CineDOC-Tbilisi will be followed by open discussions and debates, master classes with celebrated directors and open sessions with invited international guests.
Russia will be represented by Alina Rudnitskaya’s compelling documentary “Blood”, presenting a vivid portrait of Russian rural life by following the work of a mobile blood transfusion service. Filmed in black and white, the project has already been honoured with the Grand Prix award at Moscow’s ArtDocFest.
CineDOC, opening for its second year as a unique event for the Caucasus, is designed to give a general audience the chance to view a variety of documentary films with what organizers judge to be unique directing vision, original visual style, engaging characters and powerful stories.
This year’s jury assembles documentary film professionals, film critics and directors. They include Luciano Barisone, Swiss director of Visions du Reel, one of the most important documentary film festivals in Europe, producer and German Films’ east Europe representative Simone Baumann, and international festival Movies That Matter organizer Eric Pankhiseni.