Salomé Jashi


SALOMÉ JASHI – Director, Writer, Cinematographer, Producer
Salomé Jashi was born in Tbilisi, Georgia 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’s The Dazzling Light
of Sunset (2016) was awarded the Main Prize at Visions du Réel’s Regard Neuf Competition as
well as at ZagrebDox, Jihlava IDFF, Valdivia IDFF, and several other festivals. Her earlier work,
Bakhmaro (2011), made in co-production with 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. Salomé is the founder of two production
companies: Sakdoc Film and Microcosmos, both producing documentaries and fiction of high
artistic quality. She was a fellow of Nipkow Scholarship in 2017 and DAAD Artists-in-Berlin
Program in 2020.


Salomé Jashi's films at RIFF
Taming the Garden
A Different Tomorrow
Year: 2021
Along the Georgian Coast, “uprooting” is more than a metaphor, as a powerful and anonymous man ignores...