George Sikharulidze

Associate Professor, Film Production


Design and Production

Research Interests

Narrative Filmmaking 


George Sikharulidze is a Georgian-American filmmaker and instructor. He holds a B.S. in Media Communications from New York University and an M.F.A. in Film Directing from Columbia University. 

His short films include The Fish that Drowned (2014), which premiered at the Clermont Ferrand Film Festival, Red Apples (2016) and A New Year (2018) which were both selected at the Toronto International Film Festival and Fatherland, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2019.

His first feature film Look At Me (2023) was developed at the Cinéfondation Residence of Cannes Film Festival, as well as the Torino Script Lab 2019 and Torino Feature Lab 2020. George has taught screenwriting and directing at New York University and Columbia University. 

Representative Publications, Performances, and Creative Works

Look at Me (2023)

Fatherland (2018) 

A New Year (2017)

Red Apples (2016) 

Submarine (2016)

The Fish that Drowned (2014) 

Office: B015 DeBartolo Performing Arts Center