Ketevan Vashagashvili is a documentary filmmaker based in Tbilisi, Georgia. She is a Chevening Alumni with an MA in Digital Documentary from the University of Sussex (UK). Her main interest lies in social and human rights issues. Ketevan has twelve years experience of working at Georgian TV channels and online platforms, directing and producing TV documentaries, TV series, and programs. Currently, she is developing her first independent feature-length documentary ”9-Month Contract” about a surrogate mother Jana. Ten years ago Ketevan made a short documentary about the same character, which created a significant impact in Georgia.
1991 Productions is a Tbilisi, Georgia-based film production and service company that develops, finances and produces talented directors’ fiction and documentary films through European co-productions. Company’s most recent work is director Levan Akin’s new feature film currently in production, produced by French Quarter Film (Sweden) and co-produced by 1991 Productions among others.
Feature documentary Glory to the Queen produced in 2020 (Georgia, Austria, Serbia) was funded by Eurimages and screened over 25 festivals globally, winning the Best Documentary award in Georgia in 2021.
Currently, 1991 Productions is releasing a feature documentary Smiling Georgia (Ex
Oriente Film 2020), as well as developing feature film Tear Gas (funded by GNFC and; CNC), feature documentaries 9-Month Contract (EAVE CHANGE), Berliner (Nipkow 2022), and mini series Nino and Iliko (Midpoint 2022).