Born in 1991, film director and scriptwriter Marija Kavtaradze graduated from Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Film Directing studies in 2014. Marija’s debut feature film SUMMER SURVIVORS premiered at Toronto IFF in 2018 and did a solid career at the festivals, also sold to Italy, Albania, Latvia, etc. SUMMER SURVIVORS achieved 26k admissions at the domestic box office, which made it the most appreciated independent Lithuanian film in 2019. Her debut film received 3 Lithuanian Film Academy awards. Her second feature SLOW premeried in Sundance, World dramatic competition in 2023, where she recieved best ditecting award. Also, the film got Producer’s Network prize at When East Meets West and was a part of Berlinale Co-Production Market. Now Marija is working as a script writer on animated series for kids “BFF” (in production) and debut feature “Visitor” by Vytautas Katkus.
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