The birth of Georgian cinema is related to the beginning of the 20 th century. The first film was made in 1912. Back then nobody knew that Georgian movies would be recognized all over the world.
Georgian film directors such as Eldar Shengelaya (“Sherekilebi”), Georgi Chkheidze (“Pirosmani”), Tengiz Abuladze (trilogy “Entreaty”, “The Tree of Wishes”, “Penitence”), Otar Ioseliani (“The Favorites of the Moon” and many others), Irakli Makharadze (“Wild West Riders – Georgian Artful Horsemen”), Georgi Danelia (“Cheer Up!”, “Mimino” and many others) have received a number of international awards. Their works were included into a treasury of the world cinema.
Georgia gave birth to very talented actors such as Veriko Andzhaparidze, Kakhi Kavsadze, Sofiko Chiaureli, Vakhtang Kikabidze and others.