Tamara Tatishvili reinforces EWA team as Strategy & Partnerships Manager
We are delighted to announce that Tamara Tatishvili, former Director of Georgian National Film Center, joins the European Women's Audiovisual network executive team.
Tamara has been working in Georgian audiovisual sector since 2002. In years 2010-2013 Tamara worked as Director of Georgian National Film Center (GNFC), public institution setting Georgian film policy. She led full reform of the institution resulting emergence of new wave of talented filmmakers. She contributed vastly to enhanced visibility of young talent and their international placement.
Tamara has co-authored Georgian Film Strategy 2010-2012. From 2011 she led Georgia’s accession to CoE Film Fund Eurimages and acted as Georgian representative to its Board until June 2019. Tamara also negotiated Georgia’s accession to European Film Promotion and acted as Georgian delegate in years 2011-2019.
Apart from her activities in Georgian film industry, Tamara is involved in number of international initiatives: She acts as Regional Coordinator for SOFA – School of film Agents; often mentoring SOFA participants on annual basis. Tamara is consultant to Film Industry Office at Odesa International Film Festival as well as regular consultant at BOZAR’s BRIDGES: East of West Festival in Brussels.
Prior to her appointment at GNFC, in 2008-2009 Tamara was based in London and worked for BOP Consulting – research, strategy, planning and evaluation for culture, media, digital industries and innovation.
In 2004 Tamara Co-founded and served as an Executive Director of “Independent Filmmakers’ Association - South Caucasus” (IFA-SC). She managed three offices of the Association in Baku, Yerevan and Tbilisi respectively - leading local teams and ensuring joint activities. Through the educational and promotional activities of IFA_SC she built an extensive network of film professionals to promote South-Caucasian cinema on Regional and International levels.
Lawyer by training, Tamara first joined legal team at Media Holding Company “I-media” and subsequently “Video International Georgia”. In 2004 Tamara undertook a year of training in film law and policy through AVANTI program (organized by FOCAL). Shortly afterwards she obtained certificate in Comparative Media Law and Policy Global Foundation Program from the University of Oxford.
Tamara holds postgraduate Diploma in Public Policy and Democracy from London School of Economics and Political Science and obtained MA in Producing Film and TV from Royal Holloway, University of London.
Tamara holds French Distinction of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres awarded by French Authorities in 2013.