Nino Chichua is the co-founder of 1991 Productions, a Tbilisi, Georgia-based film production and service company. She develops, finances and produces talented directors’ fiction and documentary films through European co-productions. Her most recent work is director Levan Akin’s new feature film currently in production, produced by French Quarter Film (Sweden) and co-produced by 1991 Productions among others. Her feature documentary Glory to the Queen, 2020 (Georgia, Austria, Serbia) was funded by Eurimages and screened over 25 festivals globally, winning the Best Documentary award in Georgia in 2021.
Nino graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, with a degree in Film & TV Production. Determined to bring the best of western practices to her home country’s newly revived film industry, Nino moved back to Georgia, worked as a line producer on various award-winning projects and then started 1991 Productions together with Anna Khazaradze.
Currently, 1991 Productions is finishing post on feature documentary Smiling Georgia (Ex Oriente Film 2020), as well as developing feature film Tear Gas (funded by GNFC & CNC), feature documentary 9-Month Contract (EAVE CHANGE), and mini series Nino and Iliko (Midpoint 2022).