Films by Salome Jashi, Dea Kulumbegashvili among European Film Awards nominees

'Beginning' by Dea Kulumbegashvili and 'Taming the Garden' by Salome Jashi feature in two categories of European Film Awards nominations for 2021. Photos via Cannes Film Festival/, 09 Nov 2021 - 16:07, Tbilisi,Georgia

Filmmakers Salome Jashi and Dea Kulumbegashvili have been nominated for this year's European Film Awards for their award-winning works Taming the Garden and Beginning, with thousands of European Film Academy members to vote for selections ahead of the awards ceremony in Berlin next month.

Jashi's Sundance-screened Swiss-Georgian-German co-production - recipient of prizes including the Cinema du reel Young Jury Special Mention and Best Film and Audience Award at Mexico's UNAM film festival - has been picked in the European Documentary selection.

Highlighted alongside four other works, ranging from celebrated director Sergei Loznitsa's look at the history of the 1941 Babi Yar massacre near Kiyv to The Most Beautiful Boy in the World by Kristina Lindstrom and Kristian Petri, the documentary has been billed for the European award as "[a]n ode to the rivarly between men and nature".