George Ovashvili

George Ovashvili

Georgia

Nowadays it’s mainly seen as problematic but working with 35mm gives me more faith in myself.

George Ovashvili is a Georgian director, writer and producer. He is a graduate from the film department of the Georgian State Institute of Cinema and Theatre (1996) and the course of filmmaking of The New York Film Academy of Universal Studio in Hollywood (2006). He made his debut with two short films Wagonnet (1997) and Eye Level (2005). His first feature film, THE OTHER BANK (2009) premiered in Generation at the Berlin International Film Festival 2009 and won over 50 international prizes. His second feature CORN ISLAND (2014) won the Crystal Globe at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2014 and was shortlisted for the Academy Awards’s best foreign language film in 2015. KHIBULA (2017) ended the trilogy of long features, dedicated to the recent history of director’s home country. Film premiered in the main competition of Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2017.