Born in 1991, film director and scriptwriter Marija Kavtaradzė graduated from Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Film Directing studies in 2014. One of her latest short fiction film I'm Twenty Something, 2014 won best student film at Lithuanian Film Academy Awards Silver Crane 2015. Marija Kavtaradzė also co-written the feature film THE SAINT dir. Andrius Blazevicius, that M-Films also produced, which was premiered at Busan IFF and Warsaw ISFF in 2016, later on had a theatrical release in Lithuania in 2017, with the box office of more than 250 000 Eur. Considered to be one of the most talented upcoming filmmakers in Lithuania, Marija Kavtaradze was granted support from Lithuanian Film Centre for her debut feature film Summer Survivors.