Mari Gulbiani studied film directing at the Theatre and Film State University from 2001 to 2006. She then fine-tuned her experience in the field at the Parisian film school ‘Ateliers Varan’ from 2006 until 2010 to become a fully-fledged documentary film director. She has worked in the culture department of the main Georgian public TV station (TV1) in the years 1997-1999, and the program department of TV9 in 1999-2003. She founded the producing company Midifilm in 2007. From 2013, she worked for the Noosfera Foundation in the context of the ‘Documentary Monday’ project and in the program department of the documentary film festival CineDoc Tbilisi. She also worked for CineDoc Young as a section coordinator. In 2012, she coordinated the EFA Young Audience Award in Tbilisi.