Giorgi Ovashvili

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Giorgi Ovashvili
Giorgi Ovashvili (VOA interview 2015).jpg
George Ovashvili, 2015
Born George Ovashvili
14 November 1963
Mtskheta, Georgia
Occupation Film director, producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, actor
Years active 1997 – present
Notable work Gagma napiri (2009), "The Other Bank"

George Ovashvili (Georgian: გიორგი ოვაშვილი; 14 November 1963) is a Georgian film director and screenwriter.


George Ovashvili was born in Mtskheta, Georgia. He studied at the Polytechnical Institute (1981—1986).

Ovashvili is a graduate of the Georgian State Institute of Cinema and Theatre[1] (1996), and the New York Film Academy at Universal Studios in Holywood (2006). A stage actor at the State Theatre, he also directed plays for children and ran an advertising agency.

The writer of a television program entitled Georgian Bulletin for a broadcaster in New York. His short film, Zgvis DonidanEye Level (2005) received numerous awards. He has directed a number of poignantly elegant shorts, most notably — Eye Level (New York Film Academy Scholarship Award at Berlinale 2005, Special Prize of International Jury at Odense FF) and The Trolley (Special Prize of international jury at Kiev "Molodist" FF).

The other bank is his big-screen directorial debut and has received several awards.[2]




  • Khibula
  • Gagma napiri (2009) (adaptation), The Other Bank
  • Zgvis donidan... (2005)


  • Khibula
  • Gagma napiri (2009) (producer), "The Other Bank"
  • Zgvis donidan... (2005) (co-producer) (executive producer)


  • Zgvis donidan... (2005)

Self - TV[edit]

  • Euro Video Grand Prix (2006) (TV) .... Himself - Jury Member


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