Georgian film Corn Island takes top award at Kinoshock Cinema Festival

Screenshot from the movie Corn Island. Photo by Maia Tochilashvili., 01 Oct 2014 - 18:45, Tbilisi,Georgia

A Georgian-directed film is continuing its success after being awarded a top award at the 23rd Kinoshock Cinema Festival held in Anapa, Russia.

Corn Island directed by local man Giorgi Ovashvili won the international Grand Prix "Golden vine" award at the 23rd annual festival.

In the feature film segment of the competition, 13 films competed for the top spot from a variety of countries, including Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Estonia, Armenia, Lithuania, Azerbaijan and Belarus.

The Georgian entry was a psychological drama about an old man and his granddaughter who live on an island in a river separating Georgia from its breakaway region of Abkhazia. It was a co-production between Germany, France, Hungary and Kazakhstan. Corn Island wowed critics at July's 49th Karlovy Vary Film Festival where it won the $25,000 Crystal Globe top prize.

The film has also been nominated to compete in the prestigious Oscars film awards.

The Kinoshock Cinema Festival has been held at Anapa, a resort town, since it established in 1992. It showcased a range of films in a competitive nature as well as other participation films. Guests were also able to meet film actors and film-makers.

Watch the trailer of the Corn Island below: