Giga (George) Chkheidze was born on January 8, 1965 in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia. In 1986 he graduated from the National Theatre and Film School Tbilisi: Camera Faculty (under Levan Paatashvili). At the same time he studied Jazz and Electronic Music. 1986-1991 he worked as a director of photography at the Georgian State Film Studio “Georgia Film”. In 1992 he began his career as an independent filmmaker. Since 1993 he has been realizing a number of independent film projects in Moscow, London, Berlin, Munich and recently Innsbruck and Paris. 1998-2003 he did some film projects in cooperation with DFFB Berlin and HFF Munich. His films have been screened in many renowned International Film Festivals (Rotterdam, Oberhausen, IDFA Amsterdam, New Directors / New Films NYC, Melbourne etc.) and Film Programmes such as MOMA (The Museum of Modern Art NY), The Film Society of Lincoln Centre NY, Anthology Film Archives NY, INPUT San Sebastian as well as shown on several renowned TV Channels as ARTE, 3 SAT, ZDF. He gained prizes at several international film festivals.