Salomé Jashi documentary filmmaker, videomaker in quest of subversive elements of life
Salomé Jashi is a filmmaker and a video artist from Georgia.
She has been attracted to filming micro environments from
the very beginning of her career. Her visual approach
is minimalist, poetic, sensitive and rough.
photo by Sergi Barisashvili
Salomé Jashi was born in Tbilisi in 1981. She first studied journalism and worked as a reporter for several years. In 2005 she was awarded a British Council scholarship to study documentary filmmaking at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Salomé Jashi's The Dazzling Light of Sunset (2016) has been awarded the Main Prize at Visions du Réel’s Regard Neuf Competition as well as at ZagrebDox, Jihlava IDFF, FIC Valdivia and several other festivals. Her earlier work Bakhmaro (2011), made in co-production with ma.ja.de. filmproduktion and MDR/Arte, received an Honorary Mention for a Young Documentary Talent at DOK Leipzig, was awarded as the Best Central and Eastern European Documentary at Jihlava IDFF, and was nominated for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards and Silver Eye Awards. Both films were produced in collaboration with Arte's La Lucarne.
She is the founder and works through two production companies Sakdoc Film and microcosmoss , both producing documentaries and fiction of high artistic quality.
Salomé Jashi was a fellow of Nipkow Scholarship in 2017 and DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program in 2020.