Nino Varsimashvili was born in Georgia. She is an award-winning screenwriter and producer at ArtWay Film production. She is an alumna of Berlinale Talents. She produced several short films that won numerous international awards and have been screened at around 300 film festivals, including Oscar qualifying Guanajuato, Tampere and Locarno. Her short documentary PRISONER OF SOCIETY (2018) is nominated for the European Film Academy Award. Nino's feature film project, THE EMPTY HOUSE won the Eurimages Award at TIFF, Special Mention Prize at Locarno Festival, was selected at Cannes Cinéfondation Residence and at Berlinale Co-Production Market. Her feature documentary project SHADOWS IN THE SILENCE was selected among six projects at Doc Corner – 70th Festival de Cannes.