Zaza Rusadze  

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Zaza Rusadze was born in Tbilisi, Georgia in 1977.

Zaza worked for the Georgian State TV for several years. In 1996 he was accepted as the youngest student at the film school HFF "Konrad Wolf” in Potsdam in directing class and moved to Germany. During his study Zaza has worked as News Cutter for German TV Channels and as a translator for the Film Festivals in Berlin, Leipzig and Cottbus. In 2003 Zaza Rusadze received his degree in directing. Zaza has been engaged as assistant director on film sets of Ineke Smits, Dito Tsintsadze and Otar Ioseliani.

In 2007 Zaza founded the Film Production and Distribution Company Zazarfilm in Tbilisi and splits his time between Europe and Georgia since.

 

WORKING EXPERIENCE

2012

DZMA - FRERE
a feature film by Teona & Thierry Grenade
1st Assistant Director
MPM Film France | Cinetech, Millimeterfilm Georgia

2010

THE LONELIEST PLANET
a feature film by Julia Loktev
1st Assistant Director
Parts and Labor USA | Flying Moon Germany

2009

CHANTRAPAS
a feature film by Otar Iosseliani
3rd Assistant Director
Pierre Grise Productions | France

2008

THE AVIATRIX OF KAZBEK
a feature film by Ineke Smits
2nd Assistant Director & Dialog Coach
Isabella Films | The Netherlands

 

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PRIZES, AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

2013

Best Feature Film for A FOLD IN MY BLANKET
at the 17th Queer Lisboa International Film Festival

2009

Discovery Award for FOLDS AND CRACKS
at the 19th Festival of East European Cinema in Cottbus

2007

THE MAN FROM THE EMBASSY - Silver Astor Award for Best Script and Award for Best Film of the Festival by the ACCA (Asociación de Cronistas Cinematográficos de la Argentina) at Mar Del Plata Film Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2004

Audience Award Punto de Vista for BANDITS –
Documentary Film Festival of Navarra, Pamplona/Spain

2004

Best International Documentary for BANDITS –
Intern. Festival of Young Filmmakers, Miskolc/Hungary

2003

Media Prize Babelsberg 2003
BANDITS nominated for the Best Graduation Documentary Film