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George Sikharulidze was born and raised in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia. At 18, he moved to America and enrolled at New York University. George graduated summa cum laude earning a B.S. in Media Studies and enrolled into the M.F.A in Film Directing program at Columbia University. In 2014, George returned to the Republic of Georgia and wrote, directed and produced his first short film The Fish that Drowned, which premiered at the Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival. George received the Katharina Otto-Bernstein Grant to direct his second short Red Apples, which premiered in the official selection at the Toronto International Film Festival (2016).
His third film A New Year also premiered in competition at TIFF in 2018. Currently, at the Cinefondation Residence of Cannes Film Festival, George is working on his first feature, Panopticon, which explores adolescent sexuality and Orthodox Christian fundamentalism in post-Soviet Georgia. Aside from writing and directing, George teaches filmmaking at Northwestern, William Paterson and Columbia Universities.
2017 Fatherland (Short)
2016 Red Apples (Short)
2014 The Fish that Drowned (Short)
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