Taoba has received about 570 films for consideration in its international Feature Film and International Short Film competitions. 23 short films and 1 feature film has been selected for festival screenings. 3 feature films have been provided by the French Institute of Georgia and Goethe-Institute Georgien.
5 Georgian short films have been selected through separate selection process, screening of Georgian shorts followed by Q&A with film directors, screenwriters and other crew members.
Participants of Taoba revealed winners of Young Audience Award in two categories:
International Short Film Competition
Germany, 2017, 24’ 10”
Director: Philip Escobar Jung
1979. German Alps. After observing a spectacular shooting stars spectacle with her beloved father, 8-year-old Aurora must come to terms with an unexpected event that will forever change her inner world…
International Feature Film Competition
Germany, 2016, 102’
Director: Anne Zohra Berrached
24 Wochen tells the story of cabaret performer Astrid (Julia Jentsch), who six months pregnant learns that her unborn child will be severely disabled. She and her husband Marcus (Bjarne Maedel) have a choice, but little time… A strong nature with a witty answer to everything, Astrid now feels lost, on her own, impossible to continue her comedy routine. Ultimately only she who is bearing the child can take this weighty decision. What will she do? Who decides whether the child will have a life worth living?