OSCAR ACADEMY AWARDS – Georgian film – “Corn Island’’ (Georgian: სიმინდის კუნძული, Simindis kundzuli), directed by Giorgi Ovashvili, is in the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 87th Academy Awards®. “Corn Island’’ is a co-production between Germany, France, Hungary and Kazakhstan.
The “Corn Island’’ is a 2014 Georgian psychological drama. The events take place in a conflict zone by the the Enguri River – a natural border dividing Georgia from its region Abkhazia (Georgian: აფხაზეთი, Apkhazeti), There is virtually no dialogue in this film.
Georgian filmmaker George Ovashvili’s “Corn Island” allready won the top prize: Grand Prix – Crystal Globe (25 000 USD) at the KVIFF – The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival – the most prestigious world film festivals and is considered the most important film event in Central and Eastern Europe.
Name: “Corn Island’’
Initial release: July 9, 2014
Director: George Ovashvili
Running time: 100 minutes
Music composed by: Iosif Bardanashvili
Cast: İlyas Salman, Mariam Buturishvili, Tamer Levent, Ylias Salman
Screenplay: Roelof Jan Minneboo, George Ovashvili, Nugzar Shataidze
Corn Island – Official Trailer:
TBILISI, GEORGIA – Within Toyota’s “Ecology Protection” strategy, Georgian customers are now able to buy ecologically cleaner and refined RAV4 and Corolla automobiles with diesel engines.
The popular new models fully meet European Standards for emissions and are being successfully sold throughout the EU. “While Toyota petrol-driven automobiles are fuel efficient, diesel engines save even more fuel compared to the petrol engines,” the company says.
“Caring for eco systems is becoming more and more relevant worldwide, as well as in Georgia. Therefore, Toyota has decided to introduce ecologically clean automobiles with EURO4 standard diesel engines. Georgia is a country which aims to follow western values and we believe it is very important to take this into account and establish such standards,” added company representatives.
The 2013 models of Corolla and RAV4 have become market leaders, and the 2014 RAV4 2wd and Corolla, with new components and better characteristics, have only succeeded to further strengthen their leading positions.
Specialists assert the diesel-run Toyota automobiles have improved acceleration and turning power compared to the petrol-fueled variety with the same displacement volume.
Only a limited number of diesel RAV4s are to be brought to Georgia, with availability lasting until late 2015.
Source: Toyota EURO4 Standard Diesel Engine Comes to Georgia
TBILISI, GEORGIA – The Tbilisi Photo Festival celebrates its fifth anniversary this year by maintaining its focus on urgent contemporary themes affecting the region while showcasing important historical rediscoveries on October 1-5.
Marking the 60th anniversary of Magnum co-founder Robert Capa’s death, the festival presents the remarkable photographs that Capa took during his trip to Georgia in 1947 with author John Steinbeck. Continue reading 5th Annual Photo Festival Takes Place in Georgia’s Capital Tbilisi
TBILISI, GEORGIA – On 6 September in the Underwheel Club Georgian Summer Fest first musical festival will be held in Techno style. Georgia Summer Fest will be held in the club Underwheel located at Mtatsminda Park, Tbilisi.
Some interesting information regarding techno music is presented below: Continue reading Techno Music Summer Festival will start in Georgia on 6 September
TBILISI, GEORGIA – “The World Justice Project” is an independent non-governmental body that measures the rule of law index in different countries around the world. Continue reading Georgia ranks 17th on the list of Safest Countries in the World
TBILISI, GEORGIA – The Georgian Agro+Food+Drink+Tech Expo is a well-known and established fair by now. It’s the most important fair in the Caucasus region about agriculture, food and drink technology. The fair attracts more visitors each year, among them many leading experts and parties looking for business opportunities on the emerging Georgian and regional markets. Continue reading 14th International Agro-Food-Drink-Tech Expo to be held in Tbilisi in November 2014
TBILISI, GEORGIA – The European Youth Olympic Festival 2015 – EYOF 2015 will take place in the capital city of Georgia, Tbilisi, between 25 July and 1 August 2015. Continue reading Georgia prepares to host The European Youth Olympic Festival 2015
TBILISI, GEORGIA – With the aim of becoming a regional center for the highest quality medical service, a new American Hospital implemented by TBC Holding, Global Development and Construction Holding Conti and Dimitri Tvildiani Medical Institute AIETI will be opened in Tbilisi within two years. Continue reading Georgia Plans New Regional Hospital With the Highest Quality Medical Care
BATUMI, GEORGIA – A new fuel station and McDonald’s building in Georgia’s Black Sea city of Batumi, designed by the Georgian Architect Giorgi Khmaladze is one of the most amazing constructions being built in the world today. It includes a fuel station, a McDonald’s, recreational spaces and reflective pool.
Batumi is a Black Sea resort on the subtropical coast of Georgia. It has been a tourist attraction for over a century because of it’s pleasant climate and beaches. The city has largely been renovated in recent years. Many architecturally unique new buildings have been built.
You can see the Batumi Fuel Station + McDonalds in the gallery
TBILISI, GEORGIA – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s largest hotel companies today announces the signing of InterContinental® Tbilisi. The 200-room hotel will operate under a management agreement with existing owner partner Adjara Group and is set to open in 2016. The signing of this luxury hotel marks the InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand’s debut in Georgia.
A former printing works warehouse centrally located in the heart of the capital will be transformed into InterContinental Tbilisi. This iconic building is at home amongst Tbilisi’s eclectic mix of Georgian, European and Middle Eastern architecture. The hotel will be within walking distance of the city’s major landmarks and neighbouring embassies and business centres. Continue reading InterContinental Hotels Group announces the signing of InterContinental Tbilisi in Georgia