Artchil Khetagouri

Artchil grew up in Tbilisi, Georgia, and studied at the Film and Television Academy in Amsterdam. His graduation film Heritage premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and was the Netherlands’ selection for the Student Oscar. In 2006 Artchil came back to Tbilisi, where he directed the documentary Akhmeteli 4, won the Prix Regards Neufs at the Visions du Réel Film festival in Nyon (Switzerland) and the First Prize of the Medium Length competition at the Rhodes Film Festival. Apart from being a documentary filmmaker, Artchil also gave workshops for students of the Aarhus University (Denmark). Additionally, he worked as a tutor for filmmakers documenting community art projects in Amsterdam. Since 2011 he has worked for the Noosfera Foundation, initiating and managing projects like ‘Cinemobile Caucasus’ (a travelling film festival through Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan); for the documentary training initiative ‘DocStories Black Sea’, the monthly film screenings ‘Documentary Mondays’, and the CinéDOC Tbilisi documentary film festival.