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Zaza Rusadze

filmmaker, producer

Zaza Rusadze was born in Tbilisi, Georgia in 1977. In 1996 he moved to Germany and studied directing at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf. 2003 Rusadze’s graduation documentary film "Bandits" was produced in collaboration with the German-French TV-Channel ARTE. "Bandits" screened at the International Film Festivals and was aired by several European and Georgian TV Broadcasters. In 2007 Rusadze founded Zazarfilm Production in Tbilisi and· has been splitting his time between Europe and Georgia since. In 2013 his feature debut A FOLD IN MY BLANKET, world-premiered at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival as the opening film of the Panorama. Aside from directing and producing, Rusadze worked as a 1st AD on international film productions and assisted film directors such as Ineke Smits, Dito Tsintsadze, Julia Loktev, Otar Iosseliani and Nana Ekvtimishvili. The documentary feature WHEN THE EARTH SEEMS TO BE LIGHT, produced by Zazarfilm received the IDFA 2015 Award for Best First Appearance at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. 2015-2017 Rusadze was a member of the selection committee of the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film. In 2020, EURYDIKE (Kreidler), a video co-directed with Andreas Reihse, won the MuVi Award for the Best German Music Video at the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival. In 2020-21 he received a scholarship from the Tarabya Culture Academy in Istanbul. Currently, Rusadze lives in Berlin, works as a video artist for theatre stages in Hamburg and Vienna, and is about to finish writing his first fiction novel.

    selected filmography


    2013  A FOLD IN MY BLANKET - Director, Producer

    2003  BANDITS - Director 


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