Zaza Rusadze I October 2020-March 2021

Zaza Rusadze, born in 1977 in Tbilisi, moved to Germany in 1996 and studied directing at the Babelsberg Konrad Wolf Film University. In 2007 he founded the production company Zazarfilm in Tbilisi and has been commuting between Europe and Georgia ever since. His feature film debut, A Fold in My Blanket, opened the Panorama section of the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival in 2013. In addition to directing and producing, he works as an assistant director in international film productions and has been an assistant to, among others, Ineke Smits, Dito Tsintsadze, and Otar Iosseliani. The documentary film When the Earth Seems to be Light, produced by Zazarfilms, received the Award for Best First Appearance at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam in 2015. In 2015–2017 Rusadze was a member of the DOK Leipzig selection committee. The video EURYDIKE (Kreidler), co-directed with Andreas Reihse, won the 2020 MuVi Prize for the best German music video at the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Rusadze currently lives in Berlin, makes videos for theaters in Hamburg and Vienna, and is writing his first novel.
Zaza Rusadze was a resident at Tarabya Cultural Academy from October 2020 to March 2021.