Georgia promoted as shooting destination at Cannes

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Cannes, May 21 (IANS) A newly launched government programme — Film in Georgia — to promote Georgia as a filming destination among filmmakers across the globe, was presented at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.

The government has already started an aggressive marketing campaign for the programme and among primary markets are India, US, China, France and Italy, read a statement.

The Georgian government recently organised the get together party where a lot of delegations found Georgia an attractive and comfortable location for film-shooting.

Bollywood, Hollywood and French producers were some of the film industry experts who visited Cannes to learn more about the initiative.

Indian producers Abbas and Mustan Burmawalla will shoot their new romantic thriller “Machine” in Georgia during 65 days in cooperation with the local Betterfly production company.

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The filmmakers’ camera will mostly capture the mountainous city of Mestia and the city of Batumi, the so-called “pearl” of the Black sea.



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