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Zaza Rusadze

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Name  Zaza Rusadze
Movies  A Fold in My Blanket
Role  Film-maker
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BANDITS (2003) - a documentary by Zaza Rusadze [ქართულად]

Zaza Rusadze (Georgian: ზაზა რუსაძე; born 24 May 1977 in Tbilisi, Georgia) is a film-maker, who lives in Tbilisi and Berlin, Germany. He is a member of the Georgian artists group Goslab.


Zaza Rusadze A Fold In My Blanket


From 1989 to 1994, in his teenager years, Rusadze worked as anchorperson on Georgian TV for a youth program.

Zaza Rusadze EFP Producers on the Move 2013 Zaza Rusadze

In 1996 he became a student at College of Film and Television (Hochschule fur Film und Fernsehen "Konrad Wolf" HFF), in Potsdam, Germany.

During his studies he worked in the news department of Deutsche Welle and – as an interpreter – on film festivals like Berlinale, Dok Leipzig or the East European Film Festival in Cottbus (Rusadze speaks Georgian, German, Russian and English).

In 2003 Rusadze graduated at HFF as a film director with the documentary film Bandits.

In 2007 Rusadze founded the production company Zazarfilm in Tbilisi.

Zaza Rusadze contributed to films of Nika Machaidze, Ineke Smits, Dito Tsintsadze, Otar Ioseliani or Julia Loktev.

A Fold in My Blanket

Zaza Rusadze Zaza Rusadze39s feature debut quotA FOLD IN MY BLANKET

From 2006 until 2007 Rusadze participated in the postgraduate program Binger Filmlab in Amsterdam, where he developed A Fold of my Blanket, a script for a forthcoming film.

Zaza Rusadze Cottbus Cottbuser Discovery Award fr Zaza Rusadze lr

In March 2010 he was granted the Nipkow scholarship in Berlin, to complete the screen-play for A Fold of my Blanket. In summer 2011 the shooting for his first fiction feature film begun. Rusadze changed the title to A Fold in My Blanket.

February 2013 the film opened the Panorama's main program of 63rd Berlinale. In Summer 2014 it was released on DVD.

Filmography (selection)

as director:

  • A Fold in My Blanket (2013, fiction)
  • Time Forward – A Documentary Series by Zaza Rusadze (2010, mini series for the Georgian TV channel PIK)
  • Folds and Cracks (2009, short-film)
  • Ein Stern fur Aneti (2005, fiction)
  • Bandits (2003, documentary film)
  • Zu weit und weiter (1999, short-film, HFF, 16mm/13min)
  • Oskar oder malen nach Zahlen (1997, documentary film, HFF, 16mm/15min)
  • as scriptwriter:

  • A Fold in My Blanket (2013)
  • Folds and Cracks (2009)
  • Nika Machaidze: Anarekli (2009)
  • Dito Tsintsadze: The Man from the Embassy (2006)
  • Ein Stern fur Aneti (2005)
  • Bandits (2003)
  • as assistant director:

  • Julia Loktev: The Loneliest Planet (2011) (first assistant director)
  • Otar Iosseliani: Chantrapas (2010) (third assistant director)
  • Ineke Smits: De vliegenierster van Kazbek (2010) (second assistant director)
  • Dito Tsintsadze: The Man from the Embassy (2006)
  • Ineke Smits: Putin's Mama (2003)
  • Ineke Smits: Magonia (2001)
  • as dialog coach:

  • Ineke Smits: De vliegenierster van Kazbek (2010)
  • Dito Tsintsadze: The Man from the Embassy (2006)
  • Ineke Smits: Magonia (2001)
  • as producer (Zazarfilm):

  • A Fold in My Blanket (2013)
  • Folds and Cracks (2009)
  • Awards and scholarships

  • 2009 Cottbuser Discovery Award for Falten und Risse
  • 2009 scholarship Nipkow Programm Stipendium
  • 2007 The Man from the Embassy: Silver Astor Award for Best Script and ACCA – Asociacion de Cronistas Cinematograficos de la Argentina's award Best Film of the Festival at Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Audience's Special Prize at Punto de Vista International Documentary Film Festival for Bandits
  • 2004 Best International Documentary for Bandits, International Festival of Young Filmmakers, Miskolc, Hungary
  • 2003 Nominated for Media Prize Babelsberg, for Bandits
  • References

    Zaza Rusadze Wikipedia