Zemo Nikozi is a village in central Georgia (shida kartli) near the Russian and south Ossetian military forces' check-point. It is the birthplace of Patriarch Kyrion II of Georgia. Nikozi is One of Georgia's oldest villages and home to early Christian churches and historical monuments. Nikozi is selected for the 5th Animation International Film Festival September. 2015.[1] The annual Nikozi International Animated Film Festival will be held at the Episcopal Palace of the Nikozi Monastery. The Palace was completely destroyed in the 2008 August war however the festival has given the area new life and become a cultural centre for the town's youth.[2] There is Nikozi Art School in the city.

Zemo Nikozi
ზემო ნიქოზი
Zemo Nikozi is located in Georgia
Zemo Nikozi
Zemo Nikozi
Location in Georgia
Coordinates: Coordinates: 42°11′50″N 43°57′24″E / 42.19722°N 43.95667°E / 42.19722; 43.95667
CountryFlag of Georgia.svg Georgia
RegionShida Kartli
MunicipalityGori
Elevation
850 m (2,790 ft)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total643
Time zoneUTC+4 (Georgian Time)

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  1. ^ "Ანიმაციური ფილმების საერთაშორისო ფესტივალი ნიქოზი".
  2. ^ "Georgia's oldest village hosts animation film festival".