Director of the National Film Center Gaga Chkheidze met with the Advisor to the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Georgia on Culture, Ahmad Ali Mehri Ardestani. The issues of concluding a memorandum between the two countries and concluding a bilateral agreement on joint ventures were discussed at the meeting.
The importance for both sides was noted that Iranian and Georgian films be more widely represented at Georgian and Iranian festivals and in cinemas.
Chkheidze noted that the attendees of the Tbilisi Film Festival are familiar with Iranian cinema, as there are Iranian films in the program almost every year. In turn, Georgian cinema and filmmakers are also often represented at the Fajr International Film Festival.
At the professional level, there are connections between Georgian and Iranian cinematographers, but this was decided as “too little” by the parties, and it was agreed that good neighborly relations should be expressed not only in joint cinematographic events, but also in educational programs and industrial events.