ParaShoot – Short Film Marathon throughout the Georgia (May 7)

ParaShoot – Short Film Marathon throughout the Georgia (May 7)


The U.S. Embassy Tbilisi is proud to partner with the NGO Democracy Lab to launch ParaShoot, a short film challenge open to professional and first-time filmmakers throughout Georgia who want to use film to improve their country. The goal of the marathon is to bring key social topics to the forefront of public discussion by creating original documentary and narrative films in less than 72 hours. The marathon will also promote new faces in film industry and connect filmmakers with NGOs who procure film content.

Screenwriters, directors, and producers of any skill level from all regions of Georgia may apply to participate in ParaShoot. Teams will have 72 hours to plan, shoot, and edit a short film using a professional device or mobile phone.

A panel of experts will select winning films in two categories: 1) professionals and; 2) non-professionals. Project partners will award winning teams educational tools and financial resources to continue their social advocacy work. The event will also feature a public screening of the top films.

During ParaShoot, social activist and filmmaker Lina Srivastava will hold a masterclass for the marathon participants. Lina is a social innovation strategist for many documentaries, including Oscar-winning Born into Brothels, Emmy-nominated The Devil Came on Horseback, Oscar-winning Inocente, and Sundance-award winning Who Is Dayani Cristal?

Registration is open!

ParaShoot will take place June 1-3, 2018. To register and see detailed information, visit

ParaShoot is a project of the U.S. Embassy Tbilisi.  The marathon is implemented by the NGO Democracy Lab. Project Partners are: UN, TBC Bank, Multimedia Education Center, Bakuriani, Redbull, Wismino,, Liberal and Hello Magazine Geogria.

For questions, contact Democracy Lab– Niniko Bojgua, Project Manager tel: +9955 77 19 14 17