September 25-30, 2020, Taoba International Youth Film Festival celebrated it’s 3rd anniversary.
Considering restrictions caused by COVID 19 pandemic, Taoba held only for Georgian participants of limited number.
Among hundreds of submissions, film programming team selected 20 Short and 4 feature films in international competitions.
Participants of Taoba revealed winners of festival in two categories:
Italy, 2019, 15:00 min
Director: Emanuele Aldrovandi
Unsatisfied with the attitude of the children during the previous holiday, a father decides to bring to the sea with the family even a poor child, Abdul. His intention is not to make him socialize with his children, but to use him as an example to teach them how are lucky to live “on the beautiful side of inequality”.
Georgia, France, Italy, 2020, 110’
Director: Uta Beria
Rugby training is introduced in the juvenile detention center of Georgia, which, in agreement with the administration, is run by the prisoners, according to the criminal laws. Rugby, along with physical improvement, causes mental changes too, and the main character is facing a dilemma. He needs to make a choice between authoritarian power and inner freedom.