Nikoloz Bezhanishvili (Georgia)

Nikoloz Bezhanishvili is a Tbilisi-based freelance filmmaker. He is an author of three short feature films, twenty short documentaries, and one full-length documentary. He has also edited five documentaries. In 2004, Nikoloz graduated from Georgian State University of Theatre and Film, specifically the Department of Film Directing. His diploma short fiction film “Yesterday, Today” was screened and awarded by several film festivals. Nikoloz’s first short documentary is about Russia-Georgia war in 2008. It is based on personal interviews and real-life stories of refugees who fled their homes during the war. In 2011, he made 16-part documentary TV series “Green Ball” about environmental issues in his country. Later, in 2015, Nikoloz produced his first full length documentary “Black Square” about female drug addicts in Georgia, supported by Open Society Institute. The film was shown and awarded at last 15 international film festivals. Nikoloz is also a regional video reporter as well working for the international media (Eurasianet, Washington Post, The Guardian). In 2015 he attended two-week intensive documentary program the American Film Showcase at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts (SCA), in Los Angeles. In 2018, Nikoloz founded the film production company “Nikadocfilm”