Salomé Jashi was born in Tbilisi, Georgia in 1981. She first studied journalism and worked as a reporter for several years. In 2005 she was awarded a British Council scholarship to study documentary filmmaking at Royal Holloway, University of London. Upon her return to Georgia, together with close friends Salomé founded production company Sakdoc Film.
Alongside filmmaking, Salomé is developing video art and installations in collaboration with the artists’ collective L’Oeil Ecoute.
Her documentary The Dazzling Light of Sunset |2016| was awarded the Main Prize at Visions du Réel’s Regard Neuf Competition. Her previous film Bakhmaro |2011|, made in co-production with ma.ja.de. filmproduktion and MDR/Arte, received an Honorary Mention for a Young Documentary Talent at DOK Leipzig, was awarded as the Best Central and Eastern European Documentary at Jihlava IFF, and was nominated for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards and Silver Eye Awards. Salomé has received Adami Media Prize for her short film The Tower |2018|.
Salomé tutors at international workshops collaborating with European Documentary Network. Salomé has curated film development workshops and events as part of Caucadoc, a project that supported the development of the documentary scene in the South Caucasus.
Salomé has been part of Berlinale Talent Campus and numerous training and pitching sessions. She has been invited as a guest speaker at ZUHÖREN: continu, a project of Sasha Waltz&Guests in Berlin. In collaboration with their choreographer and dancer Takako Suzuki Salomé produced a dance and music performance touching upon the subject of sexuality in Georgia -more than one species |2017| made in co- production with Goethe Institute’s International Coproduction Fund.
Salomé lives between Berlin and Tbilisi developing a new documentary project in co-production with Köln based Corso Film.
TREES FLOATING | working title | in production
THE TOWER | 4 min | 2018 | Director, Cinematographer | produced by Indigo and GCRT (Geo)
THE DAZZLING EFFECT OF SUNSET | 75 min | 2016 | Director, Producer, Cinematographer | Robert Bosch Co-production prize | Sakdoc Film (GEO) and inselfilm produktion (GER) in cooperation with MDR/Arte and YLE.
A SWIM | 12 min | 2011 | Director | As part of series 15 Young by Young | Georgia, Latvia, France | in cooperation with Arte
BAKHMARO | 60 min | 2011 | Director, Cinematographer | Georgia | Germany | In co-production with ma.ja.de. filmproduktion and MDR/Arte. Honorary Mention for a Young Documentary Talent at DOK Leipzig, Best Central and Eastern European Documentary at Jihlava IFF, Nominated for the Asia Pasific Screen Awards and Silver Eye Awards, 2011.
THE LEADER IS ALWAYS RIGHT | 43 min | 2010 | Director, Producer, Editor | Georgia | In collaboration with Goethe Institute.
SPEECHLESS | 12 min | 2009 | Director, Producer, Editor | Georgia
THEIR HELICOPTER | 22 min | 2006 | Director, Editor | Georgia / Royal Holloway, University of London, UKWinner of the International Documentary Film Festival in Mexico – DOCSDF, 2008.