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Dean of Faculty

Davit Janelidze

Filmdirector, Professor. Dean at the Film and TV Faculty

Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University

Date of Birth: 4 April , 1958

Contact Info:

Tel: +995 577 94 70 17


19 Rustaveli Tbilisi 0108 Georgia


Head of University Counsil (2014-2022

• Dean at the Film and TV Faculty of the Georgian State University of the Theater and Film (2008-2014)

• Art Group of Feature Film Directing at the Film and TV Faculty of the Georgian State University of the Theater and Film (1996-now)

• Georgian National Film Studio “Georgian Film” : Film director(1981-2010)

• Georgian Public Broadcast (GPB) : Film Director /Producer (1994-1996)

• EFA member

• Founder and art director of Tbilsi Student FF “Amirani”

• Jury member of several international FF

• International projects:”From down till dusk” Lodz film school ;”City Stories” Munich film school; ”Looking China” Beijing

• Master classes and seminars in HFF , Beijing Film Academy, Sarajevo Film Academy



Absurd Story – (1982) 17 min. Feature . Script and Director.

Deduna (1987) – 63min. Feature. Grand Prize Mannheim Film Festival. Co Author and Director.

Lodgers (1990) - 80min. Feature. Grand Prize Montpellier. Co Author and Director

The Castle (1994) – 108min. Feature. Won Awards at Riga International Film Festival, Tbilisi International Film Festival , Munich International Film Festival . Script and Director

1001 Nights in Tbilisi (1996), TV Serial, Feature, 11 Episodes .Script and director

Tsilkani (1998) 46 min. documentary. Script and Director

Mother Language (1999) 32 min.. Script and Director


Vano Meliashvili (2000) 17 min. documentary. Script and Director

Georgia- last 10 years (2001 ) 46 min. documentary . Director

Taste of Dust (2003) TV Serial, Feature 8X52min.Director. Monte Carlo TV film festival Criminal stories 2004 doc. TV serial 30 X 26min.Script and Director

Maidan Nave of the World (2004) 52 min. documentary. Co Scriptwriter and Director. Won awards for Best Script, best documentary in national TV film& festival, Jury special prize Tbilisi international Film Festival . Screened in Rotterdam, Jerusalem, San Francisco ,Moscow, Monte-Carlo , Yerevan film festivals

Connection (2005) 7min Feature. Script and director. Eco films IFF (Rodos , Greece)

Atagenus (2006) TV serial . Feature,8X 46min. Director

Jacko`s Lodgers (2009) Feature, 86 min. Co scriptwriter and Director, Ro-IFF(Bucarest), IFF-Tbilisi,IFF-Erevan, Black Nights IFF(Tallin)

Dossier Pikador-TVserial. Feature. 6X40min(2012)

“Z” – Short (2019)


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