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Category: Edition 2017

Geno is a grumpy, reclusive toad who lives in the center of a little pond. He has lots of neighbors (frogs, turtles, and happy water bugs), and as long as they leave him alone, that’s fine with him. But disaster looms on the horizon: humans have begun a construction project nearby, shrinking the lake and forcing Geno’s neighbors to move closer and closer to him.

Original Title Geno
Category Official Competition
Section Elements +3
Tipology Animation, Short Film
Duration 12' 47''
Production Year 2017
Nationality Georgia
Directed by Dato Kiknavelidze
Screenplay Dato Kiknavelidze
Main cast David Dvalishvili
Sofiko Kiknavelidze
Produced by Lali Kiknavelidze

--- regista --- dato kiknavelidzeDato Kiknavelidze
Born in 1989 in Tbilisi, Georgia. He holds the Master Degree in Fine Arts and the Bachelor Degree in Animation, from Tbilisi State Academy of Arts. Dato is winner of Robert Bosch Co-Production film Prize 2013, with short animation film project Geno. He works in the CG Design Studio of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia. He is Art Director of Lira Production Studios (Georgia). In 2012, he worked for Larva Game Studios (Mexico). In November 2016, he participated in Cartoon Springboard Program taking place in Halle, Germany. In 2012 and 2013, he participated in the Robert Bosch Co-Production Prize Nominees Forums in Berlin and Wiesbaden. He participated in the Stuttgart Animation Co-Production forums in 2012 and 2013. In 2012, he was selected participant of the Project Market Tbilisi. In 2011, he was participant of 48H Animation Jam of 18.International Animated Film Festival, Stuttgart (Germany) and AnimaCampus Tallinn (Estonia). Dato is multiple winner of Georgian National Film Center Competitions.

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