Salomé Jashi

Georgia

Salomé Jashi

director, producer, editor

Salomé Jashi was 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, University of London. Upon her return to Georgia she co-founded production company Sakdoc Film. Alongside filmmaking, Salomé was part of Caucadoc, a project that supported the development of the documentary scene in the South Caucasus. As a filmmaker she often tutors at international workshops. In 2017 Salomé curated and produced dance performance More Than One species, a Georgian-German co-production, which dealt with the topic of body and sexuality in Georgia. The piece was part of her concept for cross-platform project The Mysterious Georgian Body.

Salomé’s documentary The Dazzling Light of Sunset was awarded the Main Prize at Visions du Réel’s Regard Neuf Competition as well as ZagrebDox, Jihlava IDFF, FICValdivia and other festivals. Her previous film Babkhmaro (2011), made in co-production with ma.ja.de. filmproduktion and MDR/Arte, received an Honorary Mention for a Young Documentary Talent at DOK Leipzig, was awarded Best Central and Eastern European Documentary at Jihlava IFF, and was nominated for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards and Silver Eye Awards in 2011. She lives between Berlin and Tbilisi.
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