20min |Georgia | 2021 Ski school instructor Nika tries to hide a fatal accident that happened on the slopes. But when night comes, it turns out that the girl number 26 is missing. Nika will confess the accident to his girlfriend Nata, together they will share the responsibility of this dreadful secret. Year of production 2021 Length 20min Country Georgia Shooting Format Digital Aspect Ratio 2.39:1 DialogueGeorgian Director Gvantsa Meparishvili Production Company Millimeter Film Producer Suliko Tsulukidze Co-Producer Gvantsa Meparishvili Writer Gvantsa Meparishvili CinematographerEkaterina Smolina Production Designer Elene Maisaia Editor “Zuchi Films” Sound Designer Irakli Ivanishvili, Nika Paniashvili Music Betkho Cast Papuna Qoridze, Nini Iashvili, Levan Butkhuzi, Naniko Akhvlediani, Irakli Gvtisiashvili, Nikusha Gamezardashvili, Giorgi Davituri
Festival selections Batumi International Art-House Film Festival 2021, Georgia - World Premiere Uppsala Short Film Festival 2021, Sweden Zagreb Film Festival 2021, Croatia Red Sea Film Festival 2021, Saudi Arabia Tbilisi International Film Festival 2021, Georgia In The Palace International Short Film Festival 2022, Bulgaria Sehsüchte International Film Festival 2022, Germany South East European Film Festival Los Angeles 2022, USA In The Palace International Short Film Festival 2022, Bulgaria International Film Festival Kino Otok - Isola Cinema, Slovenia Monterrey International Film Festival 2022, Mexico Director's Note The cinema is a point amid the nonexistent universe and myself. Incredible things happen in this nonexistent universe. That’s why I’m for conditionality in the cinema, that means the beginning of genesis. Conditional things, people, environment, accidents and significantly conditional conflicts are solved with minimal dramaturgy. One day in a wintertime, my little son being in a skiing school sent me a message: “Take me out!”. Gazing at the message I saw an image of harsh weather, huge mountains, building with a massive metal fence and mysterious humans. I felt my son’s fear of survival and then Drama was born inside me. Creation of short film “Number 26” was based on above mentioned emotions. Somehow process of making the film is like overcoming the survival fear for me. My son will be definitely puzzled hearing this story.