George Ovashvili is a graduate from the Georgian State Institute of Cinema and Theatre (1996) and the New York Film Academy at Universal Studios in Hollywood (2006).
Directing and producing a number of shorts George gained first international recognition yet at the beginning of his filmmaker’s career. Feature films brought him a further success. By now, Ovashvili has completed trilogy of feature-length films, dedicated to the recent history of Georgia, his home country. The brutal consequences of the civil war are depicted in all of three. "The Other Bank" (2009), "Corn Island" (2014) and "Khibula" (2017) have gathered about 100 international awards in total.
Crystal Globe at 49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and the shortlist for the Academy’s best foreign language film are the major achievements of George Ovashvili. Other honors include: Grand Prix at Fribourg IFF, Cine Pobre IFF, Film D’Amour de Mons IFF, Film Festival of New Film, International Mediterranean FF; Best Director at Golden Orange IFF, Romanian IFF, San Marino IFF and many more.
At present George writes a new script, thematically and conceptually different from his previous works. Details to be disclosed soon.