Hong Kong Film Financing Forum Shortlists Georgian Documentary

The Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) has shortlisted Georgian documentary film ‘The Platform.’

The film could benefit from the HAF forum, a leading Asian film project. The forum connects filmmakers with film financiers, producers, bankers, buyers and distributors over the course of the three-day event in Hong Kong.

Footage for the film by Georgian directors Nino Orjonikidze and Vano Arsenishvili was shot from 2014 - 1016, but the documentary is still a work-in-progress. ‘Platform’ follows a one-day train ride through the Imereti Gorge to reveal the hardships of everyday life and death in central Georgia.

Orjonikidze and Arsenishvili founded the Artefact production company 10 years ago in Tbilisi. They have since worked together on many films, such as the award-winning documentary ‘English Teacher.’

Of the over 1000 filmmakers who apply to attend the HAF forum each year, around 25 - 30 projects are chosen to participate.


By Amy Jones

Photo source: The Platform

25 January 2019 18:46