Bidzina Kanchaveli was born in Kutaisi, Georgia. He studied film criticism and film direction in Tbilisi. At the age of 20 he staged his first theatre play at the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre.
Subsequently Kanchaveli directed four other theatre plays and shot his first short film “Novice No. 21”, which was selected as official Georgian contribution for the Academy Awards 1999.
In 2005 Kanchaveli was invited by the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy to direct the short film “7 ½ Women” (a co-production by French-German TV channel Arte and German TV channel SWR). The film was shown for over 4 years at international festivals and received the award for Best Experimental Short Film in Milan.
“1000 KINGS” is Bidzina Kanchaveli’s first feature film.