With the initiative of the Georgian government, the state program “Enterprise Georgia” is to begin promoting the film industry, focusing on promoting the development of the local film industry and attracting foreign studios, the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development reports.
As part of the change, a new phase of the film industry promotion program will be announced, with updated designs and conditions that will help to grow the local film industry market, develop the touristic potential, and attract foreign direct investment.
As the Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, Natia Turnava noted this week, the date of accepting projects with renewed conditions will be announced shortly.
“The ‘Film in Georgia’ program helps Georgia to become a better known destination. Moreover, it is important that Georgia is becoming seen as a platform for multiple film production and not only as a place for single filmmaking.
“With the renewal of this program, several projects are being developed in Georgia, which include the construction of movie studios, including for Hollywood films. This will be a great achievement since it can be a source of permanent jobs, and it is a platform for us to introduce the film industry and modern technologies in Georgia. In addition, it is the best mechanism for attracting tourists,” said the Minister.
The program ‘Film in Georgia’ has been implemented by the agency Enterprise Georgia of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development since 2016. The program allows local and international producers interested in filmmaking to shoot a film or other audio/visual products in Georgia and get back up to 20-25% of qualified expenses.
By Ketevan Skhirtladze