Keti Machavariani (b. 1972) graduated from the Faculty of Art of Tbilisi State University in 1995 before earning another degree in Film Direction at the State University of Film and Theatre’s faculty of Cinema (2002). Between 2005 and 2006 —with the help of a scholarship of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs— she undertook a practical course with the Italian State television broadcaster RAI. Back in Georgia, she directed short films like ‘Mariami’ (2003), ‘Glass Fragment’ (2003) or ‘Let’s Make The First Step’ (2011) Also, she worked as a director and producer of television programmes, and as assistant director for several full-length feature films. In 2010 she participated in Maia Workshops, Italy. She was involved as an executive producer in ‘Street Days’ (2010, dir. Levan Koguashvili) and took a small role in Otar Iosseliani’s film Chantrapas (2010). ‘Salt White’ (2011), based on several supranational projects, was her feature debut, y compitió en las secciones oficiales de festivals de todo el mundo. Keti’s next project ‘Hands Up’ was the winner of script development grant 2012 (organised by Georgian National Film Center), winner of best pitch award at DAB (Directors Across Borders - co-production forum) at ‘Golden Apricot’ International Film Festival (Yerevan 2012). Her filmography also includes the documentary shorts Migrants’ (2012), ‘Koro’s Movie’ (2014) and ‘Georgia 21992’ (2016). Her latest film, the documentary feature ‘Mziuri’, is currently in production.