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Salomé Jashi

filmmaker, producer, cinematographer

Salomé Jashi [Tbilisi, Georgia 1981] studied documentary filmmaking at Royal Holloway, University of London. She’s a co-founder of Sakdoc Film which produces few films but times for quality artistic production.


Salomé Jashi's Taming the Garden [2021] premiered at Sundance Film Festival's World Cinema Documentary Competition and Berlinale Forum and was nominated for the European Film Awards. Her previous film The Dazzling Light of Sunset [2016] was awarded the Main Prize at Visions du Réel’s Regard Neuf Competition as well as at ZagrebDox, Jihlava IDFF, FIC Valdivia and other festivals. Her earlier work Bakhmaro [2011] was nominated for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards and received a special mention at DOK Leipzig. All three films were produced in collaboration with Arte's La Lucarne. Her producing work How the Room Felt [2021] premiered at IDFA's main competition.    


She often tutors internationally. Workshops she has collaborated with include Baltic Sea Docs, Ex-Oriente Film Workshop, Below Zero, Circle, B2B Doc, Summer Media Studio in Lithuania, DocEdge Kolkata, Doc School Kathmandu, etc. 


She was a fellow of Nipkow Scholarship in 2017 and DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program in 2020. She is a member of European Film Academy and DAE Documentary Association of Europe. She's a co-founder of DOCA Documentary Association Georgia.

In September 2023 BAMPFA is hosting a full collection of her work.

selected filmography

2021  TAMING THE GARDEN - 91 min - Switzerland, Germany, Georgia - Director, co-cinematographer, co-producer. WP Sundance

2018  THE TOWER - 4  min - Director, cinematographer

2016  THE DAZZLING LIGHT OF SUNSET - 74 min - Georgia, Germany - Director, cinematographer, producer. WP Visions du Réel

2011  BAKHMARO - 60 min - Georgia, Germany - Director, cinematographer. WP DOK Leipzig

2010  THE LEADER IS ALWAYS RIGHT - 43 min - Georgia - Director, editor

2009  SPEECHLESS - 12 min - experimental short - Georgia - Director, editor

2006  THEIR HELICOPTER - 22 min - Georgia, UK - Director, editor. IP Rotterdam IFF

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