Salomé Jashi

Born in Tbilisi, Georgia in 1981. She first studied journalism and worked as a reporter for several years. In 2005 she was awarded a British Council scholarship to study documentary filmmaking at Royal Holloway, the University of London. Upon her return to Georgia, together with her close friends Salomé founded the Sakdoc Film production company. Alongside filmmaking, Salomé was part of Caucadoc, a project that supported the development of the documentary scene in the South Caucasus. She additionally tutors at international workshops. Salomé’s The Dazzling Light of Sunset won the Main Prize at Visions du Réel’s Regard Neuf Competition. Her previous film BAKHMARO received an Honorary Mention for a Young Documentary Talent at DOK Leipzig, won Best Central and Eastern European Documentary at Jihlava IFF, and was nominated for the Asia-Pacific Screen Awards and Silver Eye Awards in 2011.