Born in 1975 in Tblisi, Georgia, Armaz Khornauli grew up in his grandfather’s library of more than 10,000 books. This early appreciation for fiction developed into a passion for films. After studying literature in college and successfully playing professional soccer, Khornauli still could not shake his childhood dream of filmmaking. In 2002 he moved to Belgium as a political refugee where he later got a chance to study film at the Academy of Fine Arts of Antwerp for a couple of years. By the end of 2013, Khornauli showed his screenplay “To start a new life” to well-known Belgian producer/director Guy Lee Thys, who liked it and produced the film, Khornauli’s first professional short. His next short Victoria won the audience award at Sundance channel Belgium. Khornauli focuses on the extraordinary in ordinary circumstances, and exposes the human mind’s darkest shadows. Armaz Khornauli currently lives in Antwerp with his wife and five children.