In-person Tbilisi Book Fair scheduled for 2022, Nikozi Animation Festival returns after pandemic postponement

The Tbilisi International Book Fair will return in public form for its 2022 edition in the Georgian capital, while the Nikozi Animation Festival will welcome visitors for the first time since the start of the pandemic at the usual venue in central Georgia.

With cultural events and awards announcing their plans for the new year through the changing reality of pandemic risks, the organizers of the two popular events updated their social media followers on preparations for this year’s editions.

The book fair event, visited by thousands of literature enthusiasts in its editions, had to move online last year, despite initial plans to host its full edition in Tbilisi.

The 2022 fair should finally be hosted in person, with the Georgian Association of Publishers and Booksellers, the organizing body, revealing that a “special security protocol” adopted by the team would allow readers to attend in person.

Returning after a two-year absence due to pandemic travel restrictions, the Nikozi Festival will seek to welcome filmmakers and moviegoers from central Georgia. Photo via Nikozi International Animation Film Festival.

From May 26-29, the event will be hosted at its usual location, the Expo Georgia fairgrounds, to promote new releases and publishing houses, provide networking opportunities for professionals, and more.

In the historic central Georgian village of Nikozi, the famous Nikozi International Animation Film Festival will return after a two-year absence caused by the pandemic situation.

Scheduled for a Race from September 1 to 6, it will mark the 10th anniversary edition of the event which brings together animation productions, filmmakers and enthusiastic audiences in the village located near the occupation line separating Georgian-held territory from the Russian-occupied region of Tskhinvali (South Ossetia).

Further details of both events are expected to be revealed by organizers ahead of their launch.

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