Population: 1.17 mln
Number of cinemas: 5
Georgia's ancient and vibrant capital city spreads out on both banks of the Mtkvari River, and is surrounded on three sides by mountains. The name Tbilisi derives from the Old Georgian word "tbili", meaning warm. Archaeological studies of the region indicate a human settlement in the area as early as the 4th millennium BC.
Among the city's most impressive sights are the Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre, Vorontsov's Palace, Narikala fortress (4th–17th century), the Georgian Orthodox Anchiskhati Basilica from the 6th century and Sioni Cathedral of the Dormition from the 8th century, as well as the Church of Metekhi, Open Air Museum of Ethnography, Sulfur Bath, and Tbilisi Old City.
Taoba International Youth Film Festival
Taoba International Youth Film Festival is a huge celebration of films and youth. Founded in 2018 by National Palace and Culture and Education Foundation, it is the only Georgian film festival fully dedicated to the development of young audience. Our family unites hundreds of young cinephiles, who act as a jury members: watch selected films, participate in discussions and Q@A’s, reveal winners, attend masterclasses and workshops and enjoy entertaining events.
In 2022 Taoba is organizing the Young Audience Award in 4 Georgian cities in close partnerships with local co-organizers: Tbilisi City Hall, National Palace, Culture and Education Foundation and Amirani Cinema.